Organic

Chief commercial officer named at vertical farming operator Oishii

Oishii, a vertical farming operator, has appointed Rita Hudetz as chief commercial officer. Hudetz’s consumer packaged goods background will add to Oishii’s executive leadership team. Hudetz will lead Oishii’s... more »

Head of Georgia Organics leaving

Alice Rolls, the longtime president and CEO of Georgia Organics, is leaving her position. In January, Rolls will mark two decades at the organic advocacy organization. The 20 years... more »

Higher 2023 Washington apple production forecast

“Near perfect” growing conditions should help Washington increase its apple crop. The state is forecast to produce just more than 134 million 40-pound boxes of fresh apples, a 28.8% increase from 2022’s 104.3 million boxes,... more »

Cider Association has urgent request for producers

The American Cider Association (ACA) is seeking insight from commercial cider makers to compile production information to provide the media, buyers and Congress with an overview of the U.S. industry. The association has sent a... more »

CDFA seeks members for shipping point program

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is seeking candidates for vacancies on the Shipping Point Inspection Advisory Committee. The committee advises the CDFA secretary on all matters pertaining to the Shipping Point Inspection... more »

Cal Pol Strawberry Center Field Day sets attendance record

Nearly 500 strawberry growers, shippers, processors, researchers and agricultural stakeholders gathered for the seventh annual Cal Poly Strawberry Center Field Day. The event, on Aug. 3, is the largest research and education event for the... more »

Registration opens for Organic Grower Summit

Registration has opened for the Organic Grower Summit 2023. Scheduled for Nov. 29-30 in the Monterey, California, the event is designed to provide growers firsthand knowledge and information in a variety of areas ranging from... more »

Bill would boost organic research, priorities at USDA

The Organic Science and Research Investment Act seeks to promote organic research priorities at the USDA and through expanded funding at research agencies and universities. Sens. John Fetterman, D-Pa., Bob Casey, D-Pa., Peter Welch, D-Vt.,... more »

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