organic

Organic New Jersey growers get help with certification fees

Organic produce growers and handlers in New Jersey could qualify for government help with... more »

Workshop to help organic growers develop custom food safety manuals

The Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (GFVGA) next week will host a workshop for growers looking to create customized food safety manuals for their farms. The one-day, hands-on workshop will take place Tuesday, Aug.... more »

Inaugural Organic Grower Summit opens attendee registration

General attendee registration is now open for the inaugural Organic Grower Summit (OGS), slated for Dec. 13-14 in Monterey, California. A joint production between California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) and Organic Produce Network (OPN), OGS... more »

Sales of organic products continues to increase, report says

The American organic sector stayed on its upward trajectory in 2016, gaining new market share and shattering records, as consumers across the United States ate and used more organic products than ever before, according to... more »

Organic Grower Summit planned for December in California

Panels at the inaugural Organic Grower Summit (OGS) will include a range of topics designed to inform and engage organic growers, farmers and producers, and their service and supply chain partners. Farm soil management, environmentally... more »

USDA gathering new data on organic production

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is conducting the 2016 Certified Organic Survey to gather new data on certified organic crops and livestock commodities in the United States. NASS is... more »

Comments requested for proposed organic research, promotion program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking comments on a proposal for a new industry-funded research and promotion program. The proposed Organic Research, Promotion, and Information Order would cover certified organic products and would... more »

Organic Farming Research Foundation awarded FSA grant

The Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) has been chosen to receive a grant from USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) designed to facilitate the increased use of the agency's programs and services among organic farmers. "This... more »

Organic Produce Network to connect organic produce industry

A new company has been formed to connect facets of the organic produce community through education, information and live events. Matt Seeley, former vice president of marketing for The Nunes Company, and Tonya Antle, former... more »

Import certificate implemented for organic products from Mexico

In October 2016, USDA Agricultural Marketing Service and Mexico’s National Service for Animal and Plant Health, Food Safety and Quality (SENASICA) established an agreement to require import certificates for all organic products traded between the United... more »


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