Organic

New educational sessions added for Organic Grower Summit

Two new educational sessions will explore how technology is enhancing organic crop production and offer a look at the growth of organic fresh produce sales at grocery stores over the past two years as part... more »

Organic group backs move to support ag research funding in Congress

Organic Farming Research Foundations supports a letter delivered to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer that supports agricultural research in the Build Back Better Agenda. Thirty Members of Congress have signed... more »

‘Growing and Selling in the Mexican Organic Market’ education session set

With Mexico’s promotion of organic agriculture leading to a growing domestic market and creating outstanding import opportunities for U.S. growers, a just announced educational session at the 2021 Organic Grower Summit presented by Western Growers... more »

Organic Trade Association launches search for new CEO

The Organic Trade Association announced Oct. 18 the launch of a nationwide search for a new CEO and executivedirector. After more than a decade of service to OTA and the organic community, current CEO Laura... more »

Could weeds be controlled by zapping them? Extension is investigating

In agriculture, weeds have a huge impact on crops and the bottom line, especially on organic farms where using herbicides aren’t an option. “Weeds are very problematic,” said Marcelo Moretti, weed specialist for the Oregon... more »

California Central Coast vineyard transitioning to organic production

The transition to organic winegrape growing can be seen as a high-risk process, and growers often wonder if positive results published by academic researchers will actually translate to their bottom lines once implemented in their... more »

Organic fresh produce sales up 3% in third quarter 2021

Total organic fresh produce sales for the third quarter of 2021 saw a continuation of year-over-year growth, increasing by 3% from the same period last year and nearing $2.3 billion for the quarter, according to... more »

Organic Produce Network steps up with in-person events

Hands will soon grip in meeting, bags will soon be filled with swag and brains will bulge with visions of farming’s future. Trade show time will soon be is here again, and participants are raring... more »

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