Organic

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 »

USDA allows flexibilities for organic certification amid coronavirus pandemic

Approved Insurance Providers (AIPs) may allow organic producers to report acreage as certified organic, or transitioning to organic, for the 2020 crop year if they can show they have requested a written certification from a... more »

SBA makes Economic Injury Disaster Loans available to ag businesses

U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza announced May 4 that agricultural businesses are now eligible for SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance programs. SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) portal will... more »

Organic Produce Summit 2020 canceled due to COVID-19

"Based on the ongoing monitoring of health advisories, and recent statements by the governor of California related to large gatherings, we have determined in order to  protect the health,... more »

Attune Agriculture’s Ampersand adjuvant now available in California

Attune Agriculture announced April 17 that its OMRI listed adjuvant, Ampersand, is now available for sale and use in California. Ampersand is made with only food-grade ingredients, and works differently than other adjuvants currently on... more »

Organic Produce Network report: Organic produce sales up 8% in Q1

Total organic fresh produce sales were up 22% for the month of March, with overall first-quarter sales up 8% in retail conditions unlike any ever experienced in the modern era of grocery retailing, according to the 2020... more »

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