National Organic Program

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 »

California growers begin to assess flood damage

With the rains that flooded much of California since late December abating, growers are beginning the complicated process of calculating the damage. ... more »

USDA finalizes rule aimed at strengthening organic oversight

New federal guidelines designed to protect organic integrity are necessary to reinforce consumer confidence and to level the playing field for produce... more »

Pennsylvania Certified Organic to lead Northeast TOPP efforts

Pennsylvania Certified Organic has been chosen to lead the Northeast region of the federal Transition to Organic Partnership Program. TOPP is a fiv... more »

Organic growers weigh in on agricultural robots

A pair of Michigan State University (MSU) associates interviewed growers primarily from Michigan (along with one from Ohio and another from Maryland) ... more »

A discussion of organic grower challenges and solutions at Organic Grower Summit

A two-part ed intensive featuring the results of two recently released reports on organic farming and an in-depth workshop discussing how organic farm... more »

End of U.S.–India Recognition Arrangement

On January 11, 2021, the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) National Organic Program (NOP) ended its recognition agreement with India’s Agric... more »

Grower shares insight on USDA’s Organic Certification Cost Share Program

Organic farmer and Organic Farming Research Foundation Board Chair Bryan Hager knows about organic farming and the process it takes to get certified. ... more »

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