Organic

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 »

OPN: Organic produce sales up 18% in April; volume soars over 20%

Total organic fresh produce sales continued to soar in April, increasing 18% from last year, and outpacing  conventional produce products in both dollars and volume according to the April 2020 Organic Produce Performance Report. The report... more »

UC ANR expands its Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program

University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources will be welcoming the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program back to its direct oversight effective July 1, 2020. "This change in management will enable closer collaboration between the Sustainable... more »

Organic Trade Association shares with USDA impact of COVID-19 on industry

The Organic Trade Association’s CEO and Executive Director Laura Batcha this week sent a letter to Secretary Perdue outlining impacts to the organic sector due to COVID-19. In the letter, Batcha highlighted the unique supply chain challenges... more »

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