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Nearly $62B US sales in organic reported in 2020

U.S. organic sales soared to new highs in 2020, jumping by a record 12.4% to $61.9 billion. It marked the first time that total sales of organic food and non-food products have surpassed the $60... more »

Partnership renewed by FFAR and OFRF to improve soil health research

The Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) and the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR) are thrilled to announce the continuation of their partnership to fund on-farm research advancing the climate benefits of organic agriculture systems. Priorities will... more »

Organic Produce Summit­­­ 2021 opens retailer, general registration

Retailer and general registration for Organic Produce Summit 2021 is now open for the live and in-person event being held Sept. 15-16 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Monterey, California. Following the cancellation of last year’s summit... more »

OPN, Western Growers to hold in-person Organic Grower Summit in December

The Organic Produce Network and Western Growers  have formed a strategic partnership reflecting the importance of organic production and announced that Western Growers will be the presenting sponsor of the Organic Grower Summit 2021. “Organic... more »

9.3% year-over-year sales growth of organic fresh produce reported

Total organic fresh produce sales for the first quarter of 2021 saw a continuation of last year’s growth, increasing by 9.3% from the same period in 2020 and topping $2.2 billion for the quarter, according... more »

Rodale Institute expands organic consulting services in Midwest

Rodale Institute, a nonprofit known for its research, farmer training, and education about regenerative organic agriculture since 1947, has expanded its team in an effort to empower more farmers to transition to organic. Now with... more »

Rescheduled Organic Produce Summit moves to September

Working with California state and county officials in monitoring the current COVID-19 situation, the Organic Produce Summit 2021 has moved the dates of this year’s event to Sept. 15-16 in Monterey, California. Originally slated for... more »

Strengthening partnerships between USDA NRCS, organic producers eyed

Organic Farming Research Foundation has announced a three-year agreement with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. The agreement focuses on strengthening conservation partnerships between USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) field staff and organic producers.... more »

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