September 22, 2016
California Organic Food, Farming Act signed into law

California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed into law the California Organic Food and Farming Act (COFFA). This legislation marks the first update ... more »

September 21, 2016
Rodale Institute forms Organic Farmers Association

Rodale Institute has launched a new membership organization for organic farmers. The new Organic Farmers Association will exist to provide a voice for... more »

September 21, 2016
Case study: Incorporating high tunnels into organic production

In a collaboration between Gathering Together Farm (GTF) and Oregon State University (OSU), three high tunnels (Haygroves) were constructed side by si... more »

September 19, 2016
Black tarps suppress weeds in organic production

University of New Hampshire researchers have found that using black tarps and cover crops successfully suppressed weeds in an organic vegetable system... more »

September 19, 2016
Organic methods evaluated for organic vegetable yield

Organic vegetables are popular. However, growing them is notoriously high-maintenance for farmers. Researchers are trying to identify the best ways to... more »

July 7, 2016
Organic ag tour set at Carrington Research Center

Organic crop production management, organic variety trials and organic vegetable research are the focus of a tour being held during the North Dakota S... more »

July 7, 2016
Fifth annual Organic Twilight Tour set for July 14

Organic and sustainable agriculture experts from the University of Georgia will host their fifth annual Organic Twilight Tour on Thursday, July 14 fr... more »

June 23, 2016
Gantec’s Virtue 4 receives organic certification

Midland, Michigan-based Gantec’s new product – Virtue 43 natural plant adjuvant has been certified by the Organic Materials Research Institute (OM... more »

May 31, 2016
Organic growth drives evolution of fourth-generation farm

Arnott Duncan is a fourth-generation Arizona vegetable grower who left his family’s farm in 1985 and began growing a few hundred acres of convention... more »

May 26, 2016
US organic sales hit $43.3 billion in 2015

The U.S. organic industry posted new records in 2015, with total organic product sales hitting a new benchmark of $43.3 billion, according to a survey... more »

May 19, 2016
Secretary Vilsack releases statement on organic sector report

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has released a statement on the Organic Trade Association's report that the organic sector posted its largest-e... more »

April 19, 2016
Enforcement protects organic integrity

The mission of the National Organic Program (NOP) – part of USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service – is to protect the integrity of the USDA org... more »

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