organic

Moving toward organic production, certification

The growth in the organic sector has caught the interest of many people. Growing vegetables is already a challenge and growing in accordance with the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) standards brings a different set... more »

Organic farming supported by Natural Grocers’ customers

In September, Organic Harvest Month, Natural Grocers customers raised $94,500 for the Organic Farmers Association, an organization that represents organic U.S. farmers via grants, research and organic farming policy matters in Washington, D.C. Natural Grocers... more »

Cornell faculty receive $1.4 million to study organic farming

Organic is one of the most dynamic and fast-growing segments of the U.S. agricultural market. It is also an increasingly important engine of growth for New York state, with more than 1,400 certified organic operations... more »

Organic Valley pursues next phase of community solar partnership

Organic Valley, a large cooperative of organic farmers and a leading organic brand, today announced details of the first-of-its-kind community solar partnership launched last year. The project enables Organic Valley to share the benefits of... more »

More educational session speakers for Organic Grower Summit

The second of six educational sessions finalized for the 2018 Organic Grower Summit will focus on managing the challenges of plant health in organic production systems. “Managing Organic Production Systems to Promote Plant Health” will... more »

Transition to organic featured in free resource materials

A team from the University of Minnesota, the Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES), the Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems, and eOrganic, has published free, web-based learning materials, Principles for Transitioning to Organic Farming: Learning Materials... more »

Organic Grower Summit schedules Grower Roundtable

The first of three keynote presentations during the 2018 Organic Grower Summit will offer an international overview of the organic produce industry – exploring the opportunities, challenges and issues facing the growing organic fresh fruit... more »

Costco ‘Meet the Grower’ events coming at Organic Grower Summit

Retail giant Costco will sponsor “Meet the Grower” events at the second annual Organic Grower Summit (OGS) coming December 12-13, in Monterey, California. Costco, with annual fresh produce sales of $4 billion, will sponsor two half-day events providing certified organic... more »


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