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California fines Florida company $2 million in ‘organic’ herbicide case

California regulators that oversee the state’s organic standards has fined a Florida company almost $2 million for labeling and selling a product containing synthetic herbicides as an organic product. The $1.89 million fine, announced June... more »

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 »

Organic Grower Summit opens booth registrations

Exhibitor booth registration is now open for Organic Grower Summit 2022 Presented by Western Growers and Organic Produce Network, slated for Nov. 30-Dec. 1 in Monterey, California. Organic supply chain partners and service providers are... more »

Open seat on National Organic Standards Board announced

USDA seeks nominations of a qualified individual for one open seat on the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB): an individual with expertise in environmental protection or resource conservation. NOSB, a 15-member volunteer advisory board appointed... more »

Keynote at OPS 2022 to address ocean plastic

Every year, more than eight million tons of plastic waste escapes into the world’s oceans, the equivalent of setting five garbage bags full of trash on every foot of coastline around the globe. What if... more »

Organic fresh produce sales up by 4% in Q1 2022

Total organic fresh produce sales for the first quarter of 2022 increased by 4% from the same period last year, topping $2.3 billion for the quarter, according to the Q1 2022 Organic Produce Performance Report... more »

Organic Produce Summit to look at organics in era of inflation

“Organics in an Era of Inflation and Changing Consumer Behavior” will be the subject of the fourth educational session at the upcoming Organic Produce Summit 2022, featuring an exclusive sales analysis of organic fresh produce... more »

Agronomic practices, sustainability fuel Parker Farms’ 50 years

As it nears its golden anniversary, E.A. Parker & Sons LLC, which does business as Parker Farms, prepares to transition from third-generation family ownership to involvement of the younger generation. Careful crop selection, use of... more »

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