organic

Organic growers don’t like talk GMOs

Consider this a conversation-stopper. A USDA gene editing dialogue with the organics community didn’t get very far before a chorus of organic growers responded in the negative, saying it was a distraction from more pressing... more »

Organic Grower print and digital brand launched

Great American Media Services, the award-winning publisher of leading B2B agriculture magazines Fruit Growers News, Vegetable Growers News, Spudman, Produce Processing and Greenhouse Product News, has announced the launch of Organic Grower. The new print... more »

Webinars to be offered by Organic Trade Association

A series of webinars through the end of the year will be held by the The Organic Trade Association and the Organic Center. From the Organic Trade Association, a retailing-geared webinar on the best labeling practices... more »

USDA pauses plans for new organic marketing board

The USDA has ended a proposed rule to establish a national research and promotion program for certified organic products. The decision also terminates the proposed rule on referendum procedures. USDA based the termination on lack... more »

USDA clarifies organic label use for hydroponics, aquaponics, aeroponics

Let there be no doubt: hydroponics, aquaponics and aeroponics growers can earn organic certification. The USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) on January 25, 2018, clarified some longstanding issues for the National Organics Program, announcing that... more »

New organic regulations coming for California growers

California is the leading agricultural state in the country and we are proud of the products that are grown and produced here. The laws and regulations that are in place protect consumers, producers, handlers, processors,... more »

USDA awards $498,706 grant to Organic Farming Program

Rodale Institute and Delaware Valley University (DelVal) have been awarded a $498,706 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The three-year Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) grant... more »

Organic Farmers Association lists policy priorities

The Organic Farmers Association recently announced its 2017-2018 Policy Priorities, including policy positions on organic issues such as hydroponics, animal welfare, organic checkoff and the farm bill. Last week, the Organic Farmers Association Steering Committee... more »

UNH to develop strawberry varieties for organic production

Scientists with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire have launched a research project that aims to develop the first varieties of strawberries specifically designed for organic agriculture in the... more »

Organic growers tally wish lists for new farm bill

Organic growers say they’re more than a niche of the agriculture market, and the group appears to be getting Washington’s attention as they lobby for more input on the 2018 Farm Bill. Ironically, some of... more »


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