March 23, 2023
Organic lettuce feeling effects of heavy rains in California

March has brought more rain to California, with flash floods swamping fields in the Santa Maria and Salinas growing regions. Another atmospheric ri... more »

March 23, 2023
OPS 2023 session to examine effects of SOE on organic produce supply chain

The effects of the Strengthening Organic Enforcement rule on the organic fresh produce supply chain will be the topic of the second announced educatio... more »

March 22, 2023
Free course digs into organic soil health

The Organic Farming Research Foundation is offering a free, self-directed course dealing with organic soil health principles. Soil Health Strategie... more »

March 22, 2023
AgBiome fungicide approved by California regulators

A fungicide approved by the Organic Materials Review Institute has now been approved by California regulators to treat plant diseases in fruit, vegeta... more »

March 22, 2023
Hydrogen-fueled autonomous tractor designed to reduce emissions

A French company has unveiled a hydrogen-fueled autonomous tractor designed to reduce emissions in vineyard work. EXXACT Robotics showcased the TR... more »

March 21, 2023
March 21 proclaimed as National Ag Day

President Joe Biden has proclaimed March 21, 2023 National Ag Day. This year marks the seventh year that The White House has publicly recognized Natio... more »

March 20, 2023
Frozen organic strawberries recalled over Hepatitis A concerns

An Oregon company is recalling frozen organic strawberries sold to stores including Costco and Trader Joe’s because of Hepatitis A contamination con... more »

March 17, 2023
Bill proposes making Pennsylvania organic program permanent

Pennsylvania lawmakers are again proposing a bill to make a program helping farmers transition to organic growing a permanent part of the state budget... more »

March 16, 2023
Atmospheric river brings more flooding woes, crop concerns to California

An atmospheric river is disrupting organic produce production from the northern fields of Monterey County, California, to southern areas near San Ardo... more »

March 15, 2023
CEO of company focused on reducing food waste to headline OPS 2023

The CEO of a company focused on reducing food waste will be the keynote speaker at the 2023 Organic Produce Summit, to be held July 12-13 in Monterey,... more »

March 15, 2023
Program seeks Climate Smart Agriculture technological solutions

The application deadline for a global International Fresh Produce Association program seeking innovative technological solutions in Climate Smart Agri... more »

March 13, 2023
National Organic Standards Board adds 2 members, opens comment period

The National Organic Standards Board has added new members, appointing two to its Environmental Protection and Resource Conservation seat. Franklin... more »

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