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January 21, 2021
AgBiome names Marijn Dekkers chairman of its board of directors

AgBiome, a leader in developing innovative products from the Earth's microbial communities, announced Dr. Marijn Dekkers as the company’s Chairman, ... more »

January 21, 2021
Study details environmental benefits of growing cotton organically

Cotton is grown throughout the world. But conventional cotton is a chemically intensive crop with serious consequences for the Earth’s air, water, s... more »

January 21, 2021
Organic produce sales an $8.5B industry in 2020, up 14%

Buoyed by a fourth consecutive quarter of double-digit growth, 2020 organic produce sales finished with a 14.2% increase over the previous year, outpa... more »

January 19, 2021
Researchers gauge organic, midwestern growers’ interest in day-neutral strawberries

Researchers are asking the upper Midwest’s organic growers about their interest in growing day-neutral strawberries. Unlike strawberries that pr... more »

January 19, 2021
USDA offers free courses on sampling, energy infrastructure

The USDA’s National Organic Program recently added two free courses through the Organic Integrity Learning Center. The courses are free, although... more »

January 18, 2021
Clemson to hold virtual sessions on organic horticulture

It’s a new year and a great time to learn or brush up on practices needed to successfully grow food crops. The Clemson University Cooperativ... more »

January 15, 2021
Organic farm pros dominate Western Growers’ leadership program

Young professionals from organic farm operations made a good showing this week as participants were announced for a leadership program though Western ... more »

January 14, 2021
Carbon management expert to advise OTA sustainability council

The Organic Trade Association is pleased to announce that carbon management and sustainability expert Lisa Braun is joining the trade association as t... more »

January 14, 2021
Virtual EcoFarm conference coming Jan. 20-23

Recently described in the LA Times as “one of the most influential events in the world of sustainable agriculture,” the EcoFarm Conference has bee... more »

January 14, 2021
Olive grower’s resolution: Convert 320K trees to organic

California Olive Ranch, a leading domestic grower of olives for extra virgin olive oil, rang in the new year by announcing new environmental sustainab... more »

January 13, 2021
Sustainable Food Trade Association joins the Organic Trade Association

The Organic Trade Association announced the Sustainable Food Trade Association has consolidated with the Organic Trade Association in a meaningful par... more »

January 12, 2021
USDA nixes recognition of India’s organic program

Starting today, the USDA is dismantling U.S.-India organic recognition – a relationship that’s existed since 2006. The USDA’s Agricultural Ma... more »

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