Organic

Record organic sales reported for 2023

Organic product sales are increasing and in the U.S., have hit a record, according to a report. Sales of certified organic products approached $70 billion in 2023, a record for the sector. Dollar sales for... more »

MSU grape spring meeting focuses on season prep

Michigan State University Extension’s (MSU) grape spring kick-off meeting is scheduled to help growers prepare for the 2024 growing season. The meeting is scheduled for April 19 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the... more »

Strawberry yields increased through UCCE research  

Troubled by puny plants, low yields and persistent mite problems, third-generation Southern California strawberry grower Glen Hasegawa was ready to give up on his transition from conventional to organic 12 years ago. “I’ve always liked... more »

Certis Biologicals adds fungicides from AgBiome

Certis Biologicals has acquired Howler and Theia fungicides and other assets from AgBiome. “Certis Biologicals is committed to contributing to the growing biologicals market,” Jow-Lih Su, interim CEO of Certis Biologicals, said in a news... more »

Organic group adds Spanish-language soil health course

Editor's note: Spanish-language version below. (Español abajo.) The Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) has a free online course in Spanish, focused on the importance of improving soil health for agricultural production. With partners at the... more »

Organic Produce Summit names keynote speaker

Sponsors of the Organic Produce Summit (OPS) have announced the show’s keynote speaker. Nicholas Bertram, president and chief executive officer of Flashfood, is scheduled to deliver the keynote speech at the July 10-11 conference at... more »

Stemilt’s West Mathison named Apple Citizen of the Year

West Mathison, president and CEO of Stemilt Growers for 19 years, is the 2024 Apple Citizen of the Year. The Washington State Apple Blossom Festival awarded Mathison the honor on Feb. 10 at the Performing... more »

Organic Produce Summit registration to open

Registration is set to open for this year’s iteration of the Organic Produce Summit. General Registration opens on Feb. 6 for the July 10-11 event at the Monterey Conference Center in Monterey, California. The event... more »

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