USDA proposed rule aims to reduce fraud in organic program

USDA officials July 8 gave a first, informal peek at the Strengthening Organic Enforcement rule that’s been in the works for two years, and which th... more »

Organic Trade Association ‘welcomes’ proposed strengthening organic enforcement rule

The Organic Trade Association welcomes USDA’s efforts to boost the integrity of the global organic market through its Strengthening Organic Enforcem... more »

Organic Trade Association leaders back farm labor reform

The Board of Directors of the Organic Trade Association has voted unanimously to take strong action to support the health, safety and legal standing o... more »

NOP webinar to preview Organic Enforcement Proposed Rule

The USDA National Organic Program's (NOP) Strengthening Organic Enforcement (SOE) proposed rule will be the subject of a webinar this week. The pro... more »

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition applauds legislative climate report

On June 30, 2020, the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis released its long-awaited report offering climate policy recommendations to the sta... more »

Sunset dates, and two other certification notes from NOP

From California to India, the details of organic certification are constantly-changing. The National Organic Program (NOP) recently made several an... more »

USDA responds to lawsuit over hydroponics in organic program

The USDA this month filed a legal reply to a lawsuit over its policy allowing hydroponic grow operations to be certified as organic. The March 2 la... more »

NOP brainstorms with growers for standards enforcement

In the classic film “To Catch a Thief,” police team up with Cary Grant for help catching a clever cat burglar. A meeting with the same name took ... more »

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