Organic Grower of the Year named by Organic Grower Summit

California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) and the Organic Produce Network (OPN) will honor long-time organic growers Lundberg Family Farms as the recipient of the third annual Organic Grower Summit’s Grower of the Year.  Lundberg Family Farms... more »

Panel of farmers agree: Strong organic program is critical

Testifying before a Congressional committee on Oct. 30, a diverse panel of organic famers expressed a strong commitment to robust government support for organic agriculture and the stringent enforcement of organic standards. The growers told... more »

Final rule amends National List for Organic Crops and Handling

The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Oct. 23 published a final rule in the Federal Register to amend the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List) based on public input and the April... more »

Jeff Moyer named Rodale Institute CEO

The board of directors of Rodale Institute, a leader in regenerative organic agriculture, appointed Jeff Moyer as chief executive officer. Moyer has served the Institute for 43 years in positions such as farm director and... more »

2020 Organic Agriculture Research Forum planned; scholarships available

Details are set for the 2020 Organic Agriculture Research Forum. The forum will take place on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Little Rock, Arkansas, as part of the 2020 SSAWG Conference, according to a press... more »

Driscoll’s organic program takes off

Driscoll’s has about 65%-70% of the U.S. market share in organic berries. And according to Emily Musgrave, organic program manager, that presence is growing rapidly. “We have 150 organic growers, including those in the U.S.,... more »

Organic review board welcomes Deirdre Birmingham

Deirdre Birmingham of The Cider Farm in Mineral Point, Wisconsin, has joined the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) Board of Directors. As a nonprofit organization, OMRI relies on its Board to oversee policy development and... more »

‘Roadmap’ for future organic research to be developed

The Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) and Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) are pleased to be among the recipients of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) awards announced last... more »

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