National Organic Program

National Organic Standards Board seeks comments for fall meeting

The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) is accepting comments in preparation for its fall meeting. The board reviews comments before its two annual meetings; the fall meeting is scheduled for Oct. 25-27 in Sacramento, California. The board... more »

Members appointed to National Organic Standards Board

On April 25, 2018, USDA announced the appointment of two new members to the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB). Their terms begin immediately. James Greenwood from California, has been appointed to... more »

National Organic Program posts fraudulent organic certificates

The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service National Organic Program (NOP) is alerting the organic trade about the presence of fraudulent organic certificates. Fraudulent organic certificates listing the following businesses are in use and have been reported... more »

Organic industry continues double-digit growth

Earlier this month, my agency – the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) – released data showing that there are now more than 21,000 certified organic operations in the United States, and more than 31,000 around the... more »

Study targets eco-friendly pest management solutions for invasive fruit pests

Researchers from Michigan State University (MSU) have received a $173,151 grant from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture to study novel, non-spray control methods for invasive fruit pests. The two-year project will examine the... more »

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