Monday, February 14


 
  Four named to National Organic Standards Board

The USDA Feb. 4 announced the appointment of four new members to the National Organic Standards Board, or NOSB.



 
 
  Soli Organic to build new indoor farm in Seattle area

Soli Organic Inc., a large-scale, soil-based, certified-organic produce grower, recently announced it will build a new farm in Marysville, Washington.



 
 
 
  Researchers explore how biochar affects microbes, trees

Biochar is similar to charcoal and can be added to soil with the goal of improving its quality. It can help increase nutrient and water retention. However, what happens in soil impacts fungi and plants that live there, and it is not always clear how they will react to biochar.



 
 
  Signup details out for US organic program’s March listening session

The USDA seeks stakeholder feedback on regulatory priorities for the development of clear organic standards that support a level playing field and market development.



 
 
 
  North Carolina bioherbicide startup, Harpe, gathers $3M in financing

Harpe Bioherbicide Solutions, Inc., a startup company with a focus natural and sustainable herbicide solutions, recently announced it has closed more than $3 million in financing.



 
 
  USDA listening session on organic a ‘sign of progress’

USDA Agricultural Marketing Service, or AMS, on Feb. 4 announced a ‚Äúpublic listening session, with request for comment, regarding upcoming standards development activities, including feedback about specific recommendations received from the National Organic Standards Board,” or NOSB.



 
 
 
 
 
 

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