Details announced for the National Organic Standards Board Spring meeting

The when, where and how of the spring meeting of the National Organic Standards Board were rolled out recently. The Board's Spring 2021 Meeting wil... more »

4 certifiers get NOP director’s award for communication

The USDA recently honored four organic certifiers, giving them the 2021Director’s Award for their “open, consistent and effective communications... more »

Organic certifications grow slightly to 45K farms and businesses

U.S.-recognized organic certifications didn't decrease in the old year, even growing slightly. The USDA’s National Organic Program released an an... more »

10 organic certifiers recognized by USDA for data quality

Ten agencies who certify food and products as organic were honored Jan. 25 by the USDA National Organic Program. The awards were meant to celebrate... more »

Miraflora’s Colorado hemp farm gets organic certification

Hemp extract company Miraflora recently received USDA organic certification for its 160-acre farm in Boulder County, Colorado. Miraflora CEO Christ... more »

National Organic Program gets ‘very positive’ review

The USDA’s National Organic Program recently earned good marks in a formal peer review, according to a recent newsletter from the program administra... more »

Vilsack ‘knows the importance of clear and consistent organic standards’ : OTA

The Organic Trade Association last week released a statement on the reported choice of former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack as U.S. Secretary of A... more »

Oregon follows California in warnings about specific organic soil product

Oregon agriculture officials Dec. 11 issued a stop use notice about a specific agricultural product labeled as organic but found to have prohibited ch... more »

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