Organic produce sales continue doube-digit growth in Q3

Total organic fresh produce sales and volume continued to register double digit growth in the third  quarter of 2020, with July-September sales increasing 16% and volume up 15% from the same period in 2019, according... more »

Retailer insights on organics topic of Organic Produce Network online event

The Organic Produce Network (OPN) has announced a virtual online event featuring Stew Leonard Jr., president and CEO of Stew Leonard’s, and Scott Schuette, vice president of produce and floral for Fresh Thyme Market, discussing... more »

Organic agriculture tops $3B in California farm gate sales

Organic farming continues to expand in California and now includes more than 360 commodities, according to a new University of California report. The number of organic growers, acreage and farm gate sales revenue is reported... more »

Pinnacle’s Phil Foster committed to soil management

Call him a grounded grower. Phil Foster is committed – not only to his customers and employees, and not only to his business’s success. He’s committed to the ground itself. Although most organic growers would... more »

Westbridge introduces Xena Spreader-Sticker; available for certified organic crops

Westbridge Agricultural Products announced Oct. 9 that Xena Spreader-Sticker has been listed by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) and Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) for use on all certified organic crops. Xena Spreader-Sticker... more »

National Organic Program launches courses in the Organic Integrity Learning Center

The National Organic Program has launched three new courses in the Organic Integrity Learning Center. Record=keeping Record-keeping by certified operations and certifiers is a key requirement of organic certification. This course introduces certifiers and inspectors... more »

Industry groups comment on proposed USDA organic enforcement rules

The Produce Marketing Association (PMA), Western Growers Association and United Fresh Produce Association jointly submitted comments Oct. 5 on USDA’s proposed Strengthening Organic Enforcement (SOE) Rule. According to a news release, the intent of the... more »

National Organic Standards Board new members set for 2021

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Sept. 28 the appointment of five new members to the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB). “It’s always hard to say goodbye to outgoing members who have given so... more »

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