November 30, 2020


 
  OMRI names 3 new board members

The Organic Materials Review Institute in recent months has welcomed three new members to its board of directors.



 
 
  Proposed rule to toughen organic enforcement draws diverse comments

The governmental website Regulations.gov serves as a sort of digital filing cabinet for the formal rulemaking processes federal U.S. agencies use to set policy.



 
 
 
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  Mayorga Organics donating online sales for growers’ hurricane relief

Hurricanes Eta and Iota have caused widespread damage throughout Nicaragua, Honduras and Guatemala – including to organic growers.



 
 
  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 he had been helping wondered why he hadn’t transitioned to organic.



 
 
 
  UC Cooperative Extension studies organic herbicides for weed control in landscapes

The safety of the weed killer glyphosate, the active ingredient in some well-known Roundup products, has been the subject of attention recently because of lawsuits that connected the chemical to cancer in humans.



 
 
  Why organic growers respect the soil: Editor’s letter

Ask a good grower about their ground, and you’ll get a detailed response, and occasionally, a lengthy conversation.



 
 
 
 

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