USDA extends deadline for organic cost-share program

The USDA has extended the deadline for agricultural producers who are certified organic, or transitioning to organic, to apply for the Org... more »

Organic Grower Summit cultivates a new generation of organic farmers

The Organic Grower Summit, which is presented by Western Growers and the Organic Produce Network, will take place Dec. 1-2 in Monterey California, wit... more »

$20M on tap for organic growers’ post-pandemic assistance

Money is on the table for U.S. organic growers – $20 million, exactly. The USDA in early November opened the application process for funds for gr... more »

Organic Trade Association reviews action at the U.S. organic standards board

On October 19, the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) kicked off its three-day biannual public meeting via live webinar. For each NOSB meeting... more »

Stopped olive oil import shows US organic standard enforcement

The USDA’s National Organic Program recently highlighted an example of its increased efforts to fight fraud. [caption id="attachment_6956" align=... more »

‘Pent-up demand’ for in-person networking fuels organic trade shows

Hands will soon grip in meeting, bags will soon be filled with swag and brains will bulge with visions of farming’s future. Trade show time will ... more »

Organic challenges with third-party certifications tackled in project

Although all food producers are subject to food safety rules, organic farmers face unique challenges in trying to also work out incongruities between ... more »

$30M rolled out for organic farm research, transitions, Extension

USDA officials Sept. 15 rolled out more than $30 million in projects for organic farmers and ranchers. The investment by the USDA’s National Inst... more »

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