Regulations

Fresh produce industry comments on proposed organic enforcement rule

Groups representing the fresh produce industry Oct. 5 formally commented on the USDA’s proposed rule to strengthen enforcement in the National Organ... more »

Comments on stronger organic enforcement due midnight Oct. 5

The official comment period for a serious piece of rulemaking for the National Organic Program will close by midnight Monday. Official comments on ... more »

Five named to National Organic Standards Board

The USDA Sept. 28 named five individuals appointed to serve on the National Organic Standards Board. The 15-member advisory board considers and mak... more »

Alliance offers ‘regenerative’ certification for organic farms

The Santa Rosa, California-based Regenerative Organic Alliance (ROA) is now certifying organic farms as regenerative, after completing a pilot phase.... more »

Pipeline Foods is first to finish enrollment in OTA’s Organic Fraud Prevention Solutions

Pipeline Food’s supply chain is complex and global. It stretches from the organic grains farmer in Minnesota to the organic soybean and corn produce... more »

Oct. 1 deadline for commenting at NOSB fall meeting

The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) is taking public comments for its Fall 2020 Meeting, set for late October. Written comments and reques... more »

USDA highlights potential of stronger organic enforcement

The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service is continuing to educate growers and others in the organic foods industry about the potential of its proposed ... more »

USDA adds to ‘organic integrity’ courses

The USDA last week announced two new courses and other upgrades to its Organic Integrity Learning Center. The online learning program supports the ... more »

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