Organic

US organic sales soar to new high of nearly $62B in 2020

U.S. organic sales soared to new highs in 2020, jumping by a record 12.4% to $61.9 billion. It marked the first time that total sales of organic food and non-food products have surpassed the $60... more »

FFAR and OFRF renew partnership to improve soil health research

The Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) and the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR) are thrilled to announce the continuation of their partnership to fund on-farm research advancing the climate benefits of organic agriculture systems. Priorities will... more »

Organic Grower Summit, presented by Western Growers, OPN set for December

The Organic Produce Network and Western Growers  have formed a strategic partnership reflecting the importance of organic production and announced that Western Growers will be the presenting sponsor of the Organic Grower Summit 2021. “Organic... more »

OPN: Organic fresh produce sales up 9% in Q1 2021; top $2B for the quarter

Total organic fresh produce sales for the first quarter of 2021 saw a continuation of last year’s growth, increasing by 9.3% from the same period in 2020 and topping $2.2 billion for the quarter, according... more »

Organic consulting services in Midwest expanded by Rodale Institute

Rodale Institute, a nonprofit known for its research, farmer training, and education about regenerative organic agriculture since 1947, has expanded its team in an effort to empower more farmers to transition to organic. Now with... more »

Organic Produce Summit moves to September 2021

Working with California state and county officials in monitoring the current COVID-19 situation, the Organic Produce Summit 2021 has moved the dates of this year’s event to Sept. 15-16 in Monterey, California. Originally slated for... more »

OFRF, NRCS offer education and outreach on organic conservation practices

Organic Farming Research Foundation has announced a three-year agreement with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. The agreement focuses on strengthening conservation partnerships between USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) field staff and organic producers.... more »

Nature Conservancy gets funds to help rebuild farmland in California’s Sacramento Valley

General Mills’ organic brand Cascadian Farm recently committed $750,000 to The Nature Conservancy to help rebuild farmland in California’s Sacramento Valley. The two-year investment will focus on partnering with farmers to rebuild wildlife habitat and... more »

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