Regulations

Organic oversight bill introduced with OTA support

The Organic Trade Association recently applauded the introduction of legislation that puts in place an improved federal process for the oversight of o... more »

Organic grower turns USDA NOP accreditation manager

What does organic certification really mean for a farm? In Lars Crail’s experience as a central California organic pear farmer turned NOP Accreditat... more »

NOSB spring meeting starts

The U.S. National Organic Standards Board began a series of virtual meetings running through April 30, for its spring meeting. The 15-member volunt... more »

USDA outlook bright for organic produce

The produce-driven organic food industry weathered the pandemic remarkably well, and investment in research of organic may be part of the solution for... more »

New consultants to help Midwestern growers going organic 

Rodale Institute, a nonprofit known for its research, farmer training and education about regenerative organic agriculture since 1947, has expanded it... more »

Court rules hydroponics, aeroponics OK for USDA organic program

A Friday, March 19 ruling by U.S. District Court in San Francisco came down in favor of the USDA’s policy allowing hydroponic and aeroponic farming ... more »

Organic produce endorsed as ‘Dirty Dozen’ produce list published

The Environmental Working Group strongly endorsed organic produce as it again published its annual “Dirty Dozen” and “Clean Fifteen” lists. ... more »

Webinars on organic certification in India to be held

The National Organic Program will hold webinars at the end of March explaining steps of change in its policies for organic certification in India. ... more »

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