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Webinar focuses on funding for organic transition

As part of USDA’s Transition to Organic Partnership Program (TOPP), Compass Natural’s Focus on the Farmer educational series will offer a free webinar to support farmers transitioning to organic. The Sept. 28 webinar, the second... more »

Transitioning to organic? This webinar’s for you

As part of USDA’s Transition to Organic Partnership Program (TOPP), Compass Natural’s Focus on the Farmer educational series will offer a free webinar to support farmers transitioning to organic. The Sept. 28 webinar, the second... more »

Starr Ranch, CMI Orchards unite with apples, pears, cherries

Starr Ranch Growers/Oneonta Trading Co. — which includes Custom Apple, Diamond Fruit and Apple King — has an agreement to join forces with CMI Orchards, delivering more than eight million cartons to CMI’s manifest. This... more »

Organic trade group to spotlight trends, issues at Expo East

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is partnering with New Hope Network at this year’s Natural Products Expo East to offer a wide-ranging set of education sessions spotlighting some of the hottest trends and most critical... more »

Discussion of new organic enforcement rule set for Organic Grower Summit

New organic enforcement rule topic of Organic Grower Summit session Ed session at Organic Grower Summit to tackle new rule Discussion of new organic enforcement rule set for Organic Grower Summit A session at this... more »

USDA appoints specialty crops industry members to ag advisory committees

The USDA and U.S. Trade Representative’s Office have appointed 130 representatives to serve four-year terms on seven agricultural trade advisory committees, including the Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee for Trade in Fruits and Vegetables. There are... more »

Farmland LP fund offers $250 million for transitioning to organic

Farmland LP, a fund manager specializing in organic farmland,  has launched the $250-million Vital Farmland III, its third and largest fund to date. Fund III will extend Farmland's mission of transforming conventional farms into dynamic,... more »

Michigan State organic grower training program registration opens

Michigan State University (MSU) is accepting applications for the 2024 Organic Farmer Training Program (OFTP). The registration deadline is Feb. 21 for the MSU Department of Horticulture’s program. The OFTP brings together farmworkers, aspiring farmers,... more »

Organic growers seek climate change solutions via Farm Bill

As Congress hammers out the 2023 Farm Bill, growing interest in the impacts of agriculture on climate could give organic farmers more political sway as they advocate for funding and programs that help them. Organic... more »

Organic transition webinar scheduled

A series of webinars will tackle how growers can transition to organic production. The first one, scheduled for Aug. 29, Navigating the Transition to Organic: A Roadmap for Success, is scheduled for. The event, scheduled... more »

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