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Certified organic agriculture production data gathered by USDA

The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is conducting the 2021 Organic Survey to gather new data on certified organic crops and livestock commodities in the United States. This effort is critical to help determine... more »

‘Organic Management of Postharvest Decays’ webinar planned

Washington State University (WSU) Tree Fruit Extension will hold a webinar titled "Organic Management of Postharvest Decays on March 9. The event will take place at 8:30 am. Pacific. Participants will learn about best management... more »

Organic Center’s Jessica Shade takes position at USDA NIFA

After nine years of successfully leading The Organic Center (TOC) as director of science programs, Jessica Shade has accepted a position with the USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) as national program leader.... more »

Organic Produce Summit announces first education session – CEA Part 1

The continued growth of Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) and the ramifications of hydroponically grown items being eligible for organic certification will be the subject of the first announced educational session at Organic Produce Summit 2022.... more »

California organic growers fret about costs, but cheer growth

With sales of organic fresh produce continuing to grow, farmers say they remain optimistic about their market prospects, even as they face a potentially challenging season complicated by drought, shifting demand and higher costs. The... more »

State of Organic Produce 2021 report released

Organic Produce Network (OPN) has released its second annual State of Organic Produce report, which provides a comprehensive overview of how the industry performed last year, including data and analysis of retail sales of organic fresh produce.... more »

Organic management of postharvest decays webinar set

Join Washington State University Extension to learn about best management practices to fight pre and postharvest pathogens which continue to be a major concern in organic and conventional systems. Who This event is targeted toward... more »

Proposed changes to National List for Organic Crops and Handling shared

The National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List) identifies the synthetic substances allowed and the natural substances prohibited in organic farming. It also identifies nonagricultural and nonorganic agricultural substances that may be used... more »

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