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April 3, 2024
USDA updates National Organic Program Handbook

The USDA has published an updated version of the National Organic Program (NOP) Handbook. The document provides accredited certifiers and certified... more »

April 1, 2024
State of Organic Produce 2023 report available

The Organic Produce Network's latest State of Organic Produce report is available. The free State of Organic Produce includes data and analysis of ... more »

March 29, 2024
Soil treatment helps organic strawberry growers

Troubled by puny plants, low yields and persistent mite problems, third-generation Southern California strawberry grower Glen Hasegawa was ready to gi... more »

March 28, 2024
USDA develops honeybee antiviral treatment

United States Department of Agriculture scientists have developed a treatment designed to protect honeybees. Researchers USDA’s Agricultural Rese... more »

March 27, 2024
Driscoll’s named to Most Innovative Companies list

Berry company Driscoll’s has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies of 2024. This year’s li... more »

March 27, 2024
USDA plans to renew fruit, vegetable group charter

The USDA plans to renew the charter of the Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee. USDA is set to renew the committee’s charter for two ... more »

March 27, 2024
AVIX lasers control birds

Bird pests controlled through laser system An autonomic laser bird control system helps reduce bird pests by providing non-lethal deterrence Ens... more »

March 26, 2024
GrubMarket spurs transition to organic

In early 2023, GrubMarket announced its Sustainable California initiative, which aims to bolster agricultural sustainability and promote stronger food... more »

March 26, 2024
USDA organic funds address Covid, inflation effects

U.S. agriculture has been affected by unexpected events over the past few years, including the COVID-19 pandemic, drought, the war in Ukraine and high... more »

March 26, 2024
USDA toolkit for retail promotes organics

The USDA National Organic Program (NOP) has published an online retail toolkit of consumer-focused, educational resources to highlight the unique valu... more »

March 26, 2024
Ag leaders supported through Deere Foundation 

A three year grant from the John Deere Foundation is designed to support future farmers. The $3.9 million grant goes to the National FFA Organization... more »

March 26, 2024
MSU ag alumni recognized

Michigan State University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) has recognized numerous faculty for their contributions to agriculture. ... more »

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