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Public hearings hosted by California DPR

In July, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) will host three public hearings to review the proposed regulations for a statewide no... more »

Ag committees release Farm Bill details

The House and Senate Agriculture Committees have release details on their respective Farm Bill plans. Both bodies released summaries of their propo... more »

NOSB seeks applicants for five vacancies

The USDA is seeking applicants for five vacancies on the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB). The NOSB assists in developing standards for subs... more »

DOL adds worker protections to H-2A labor program

The Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a final rule on H-2A temporary worker protections that include allowing employees  to invite labor and legal... more »

Organic Week features speakers, Capitol Hill visits

The Organic Trade Association's (OTA) Organic Week features two days of critical discussions on the issues and opportunities facing the organic sector... more »

USDA releases National Organic Program review

The USDA's National Organic Program (NOP) has published the 2023 annual peer review report and its response.    "As part of its commitment to co... more »

New Hampshire drops state’s organic certification program

New Hampshire’s Department of Agriculture is dropping its organic certification program. To remain eligible to market products as organic, farmers n... more »

EPA seeks to strengthen ag, rural community relationships

The EPA is establishing an office to expand engagement opportunities with agricultural and rural communities. The Office of Agriculture and Rural A... more »

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