Organic

Organic Trade Association’s board backs sweeping farm workforce reform

The Board of Directors of the Organic Trade Association has voted unanimously to take strong action to support the health, safety and legal standing of the nation’s farmworkers, and called for more attention to be... more »

USDA offers web seminar on proposed rule on organic enforcement

A U.S. Department of Agriculture web seminar will provide an overview of proposed changes to enforcement regulations of organic agriculture. The web seminar is set for 1 p.m. Eastern on July 8 and will review... more »

Organic Summit sets virtual ‘Real Talk’ with Albertsons’ co-chair Jim Donald

Jim Donald, Albertson’s co-chairman, wiil  join retail industry veteran Kevin Coupe for a virtual conversation about the role of organics, how the COVID-19 pandemic is altering consumer buying habits, and the future of the food industry... more »

OPN: Organic fresh produce sales continue double-digit growth in May

Total organic fresh produce sales and volume continue their double-digit growth over last year, with May sales and volume increasing 16% from the same period in 2019,. According to the May 2020 Organic Produce Performance... more »

Southeast’s organic berry growers deal with diseases

Healthy plants in pleasant plantings are the best way to deal with the challenges of berry growing in the Southeastern United States. University of Georgia Associate Professor and Extension Plant Pathologist Elizabeth L. Little spoke... more »

All of its members named Member of the Year by Organic Trade Association

The Organic Trade Association on June 9 honored all of its members with its Member of the Year Award, applauding the resilience, commitment and community spirit shown by the entire organic supply chain in dealing... more »

Agricultural Solutions LLC has new ownership

Plant City, Florida-based Agricultural Solutions LLC, an agribusiness that develops sustainable innovations to improve agriculture through the enhancement of plant and soil microbiomes, announced June 1 that it has ended its financial partnership with Intergro... more »

Wilson new presidential director for Clif Bar Endowed Organic Agriculture Institute

Houston Wilson has been named the presidential director for the University of California’s Organic Agriculture Institute, which was established in January 2020 with a $500,000 endowment by Clif Bar and a matching $500,000 endowment from... more »

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FGN February 2021

Florida breeding seeks regionally-adapted peach rootstocks

Sweet cherry evolution a decades-long journey

Growers’ group builds own research facility

Low-tech strategies for fighting frost shouldn’t be ignored

Southeast growers turning to soil moisture sensors

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