1-on-1 assistance key to organic transitions

For producers who are making the transition to organic certification, one-on-one technical assistance is key to their success, according to the USDA. ... more »

Consumers recognize, trust USDA organic seal

Consumers recognize the USDA organic seal more than any other certification in the marketplace, according to a new survey released by the Organic Trad... more »

USDA updates National Organic Program Handbook

The USDA has published an updated version of the National Organic Program (NOP) Handbook. The document provides accredited certifiers and certified... more »

USDA organic funds address Covid, inflation effects

U.S. agriculture has been affected by unexpected events over the past few years, including the COVID-19 pandemic, drought, the war in Ukraine and high... more »

H-2A report proposes change throughout system

The House Agricultural Labor Working Group is recommending sweeping changes to the H-2A temporary visa program. The group, whose 16 members are eve... more »

Produce distributor PRO*ACT earns organic certification

PRO*ACT, a national network of fresh produce distributors, has earned organic certification with the California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF). T... more »

New Hampshire drops state’s organic certification program

New Hampshire’s Department of Agriculture is dropping its organic certification program. To remain eligible to market products as organic, farmers n... more »

EPA seeks to strengthen ag, rural community relationships

The EPA is establishing an office to expand engagement opportunities with agricultural and rural communities. The Office of Agriculture and Rural A... more »

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