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 »

Proposed rule to toughen organic enforcement draws diverse comments

The governmental website serves as a sort of digital filing cabinet for the formal rulemaking processes federal U.S. agencies use to s... more »

Organic certifier, grower Dan Rossman dishes on soil fertility, weeds

Rossman’s organic farming on the family farm near Lakeview, Michigan, started when the corn price fell to $1.50 per bushel in 1999 and the farmers h... more »

OMRI names 3 new board members

The Organic Materials Review Institute in recent months has welcomed three new members to its board of directors. Chris Grigsby of Maine Organic Fa... more »

Oregon gets extension to apply for organic certification cost-share

The Oregon Department of Agriculture received an extension to continue reviewing Organic Certification Cost Share Reimbursement applications through D... more »

USDA’s organic fraud-fighting courses rated ‘5-star’ by OTA

Organic businesses wanting to prevent and fight fraud in their operations now have a full arsenal of firepower at their disposal: the Organic Trade As... more »

Tamarind seed gum to be allowed in handling organic foods

A new product will be allowed in organic handling, according to a newsletter from the USDA. Non-organic tamarind seed gum will be allowed as ... more »

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