USDA

Organic foundation backs congressional ask for ag research funding

Organic Farming Research Foundation supports a recent letter delivered to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer that sup... more »

$20M coming for additional organic cost-share assistance, Vilsack says

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack on June 15 put a number to an earlier commitment to give more government money supporting farms transitionin... 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 »

USDA research seeks prediction, prevention of soil erosion

“Dirt cheap” – it’s an old saying, but hardly accurate. The fact is, the United States loses about $44 billion each year from soil erosion. Th... more »

USDA pauses plans for new organic marketing board

The USDA has ended a proposed rule to establish a national research and promotion program for certified organic products. The decision also terminates... more »

USDA clarifies organic label use for hydroponics, aquaponics, aeroponics

Let there be no doubt: hydroponics, aquaponics and aeroponics growers can earn organic certification. The USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service (AM... more »

Soil at the root of organic growing, grower group argues

The Organic Farmers Association (OFA) is raising concern with the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) recent statement that “Certification of hy... more »

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