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March 30, 2020
Organic Trade Association supporting industry during COVID-19 crisis

[caption id="attachment_1261" align="alignleft" width="193"] Laura Batcha
CEO/Executive Director
Organic Trade Association[/caption] So m... more »

March 27, 2020
US added a net 763 organic farms in 2019

The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service on March 26 reported numbers of its enforcement activity through the end of the 2019 calendar year. Enf... more »

March 26, 2020
Organic farms shift business approaches during COVID-19

Farm and food-production activities have been listed as essential by most state and local governments, but the industry has still been disrupted by CO... more »

March 25, 2020
Researchers put cornstarch to use fighting pests

Add yet another use for cornstarch—besides thickening soups and gravies, making adhesives, soothing skin and removing stains. Agricultural Resear... more »

March 25, 2020
NOSB spring meeting to be held online

Hold those travel plans – public participation in the spring meeting of the National Organic Standards Board will move online. The National Organ... more »

March 25, 2020
Phytonyx receives first USDA organic certification for feminized hemp seeds

Phytonyx LLC is now offering U.S. sales of USDA certified organic feminized high-CBD and high-CBG hemp seeds for the 2020 growing season. As the firs... more »

March 19, 2020
Work goes on for Organic Grower

[caption id="attachment_1140" align="alignright" width="300"] Stephen Kloosterman[/caption] Organic Grower magazine ensures its audience that, desp... more »

March 19, 2020
For Pennsylvania, ag is ‘essential business’ during COVID-19

While some industries are limited or shut down amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Pennsylvania is treating agricultural operations as “essent... more »

March 18, 2020
Ag exempted from Monterey County shelter-in-place COVID order

[caption id="attachment_1183" align="alignright" width="300"] Monterey County Seal[/caption] Monterey County, one of the most productive specialty ... more »

March 17, 2020
Maine Farm Bureau President: Why I chose organic farming

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="192"] Jim Buckle and his wife Hannah appeared on the cover of the Maine Farm Bureau's winter magazine. Photo:... more »

March 17, 2020
Directory of US organic seed growers launched

[caption id="attachment_1180" align="alignright" width="200"] Photo: USDA/Lance Cheung[/caption] The Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) has created a dire... more »

March 17, 2020
Ag scholarship winner aspires to organic growing

Quality Assurance International (QAI), part of the NSF International family of companies, recently celebrated its 30th anniversary by creating the fir... more »

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