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Monday, November 23

  OTA given $817K to boost trade in organic goods

The Organic Trade Association has been awarded almost $817,000 in funding through the USDA Market Access Program for the 2021 calendar year, teeing up an innovative international activity calendar for the new year.

  Grimmway donates $5M to Cal Poly organic center

Cal Poly is set to change the landscape of organic agriculture with a $5 million donation made to the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences by Grimmway Farms, the global leader in organic produce and the world’s largest producer of carrots.


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  Organic produce members team up in OTA’s produce council

The American organic produce sector is big and complex. It accounts for more sales than any other organic sector, and its production regions stretch across the United States reaping a dizzying array of fruits and vegetables. The issues facing organic produce growers, processors and distributors are equally wide-ranging: food safety, labor issues, labeling/packaging issues, climate change.

  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 Dec. 15, 2020.

  Vermont Valley Farm finds a niche in supplying organic seed potatoes

Small, organic farms need organic seed potatoes, and a small, organic farm in Wisconsin has found its niche in supplying those farms.

  Bruce Taylor, Vic Smith, Soren Bjorn to speak at virtual roundtable

While the Organic Grower Summit will not be held as a live in-person event this year, a virtual keynote event featuring leaders of three of the nation’s most recognized and progressive organic growers has been scheduled for Dec. 9.



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