Stopped olive oil import shows US organic standard enforcement

The USDA’s National Organic Program recently highlighted an example of its increased efforts to fight fraud. [caption id="attachment_6956" align=... more »

US organic program education materials offered in Spanish

The USDA’s National Organic Program recently launched a web page gathering Spanish-language materials for educational purposes. “The number of ... more »

Organic grower turns USDA NOP accreditation manager

What does organic certification really mean for a farm? In Lars Crail’s experience as a central California organic pear farmer turned NOP Accreditat... more »

NOSB spring meeting starts

The U.S. National Organic Standards Board began a series of virtual meetings running through April 30, for its spring meeting. The 15-member volunt... more »

4 certifiers get NOP director’s award for communication

The USDA recently honored four organic certifiers, giving them the 2021Director’s Award for their “open, consistent and effective communications... more »

National Organic Program gets ‘very positive’ review

The USDA’s National Organic Program recently earned good marks in a formal peer review, according to a recent newsletter from the program administra... more »

National strategy for hiring organic inspectors, reviewers up for discussion

The National Organic Program (NOP) recently sent a memo to the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) asking the board to start a public discussion a... more »

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