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Group has blueprint to advance organic in climate change policy

The threat that climate change poses to our world, our ecosystem and our health demands bold policy solutions, and, as the devastating impacts of a warming Earth mount, the push for the development of robust... more »

Costco members driving organic sales, Frank Padilla says

As one of the nation’s largest retailers, Costco has publicly advocated for increased production of organic fresh produce items. It is the chain’s member shoppers, however, who are driving organic sales growth as they vote... more »

Help to cover costs for organic certification offered by USDA

USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that organic producers and handlers can apply for federal funds to assist with the cost of receiving and maintaining organic certification through the Organic Certification Cost Share Program (OCCSP). Applications for... more »

Organic Produce Network sets industry update virtual event

The Organic Produce Network will hold a virtual online event featuring Frank Padilla, Costco’s vice president and general manager, produce and meat, and Steve Lutz, Category Partners’ senior vice president of insights & innovation, discussing... more »

60-day comment period set for strengthening organic enforcement rule

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) proposes amending the USDA organic regulations to strengthen oversight and enforcement of the production, handling, and sale of organic agricultural products. The proposed amendments... more »

Organic fresh produce sales register double-digit growth in Q2

Total organic fresh produce sales and volume registered double-digit growth in the second quarter of 2020, with April-June 2020 sales increasing 17 percent and volume up 18 percent from the same period in 2019, according... more »

COVID-19 impact leads to cancellation of Organic Grower Summit

The 2020 Organic Grower Summit, bringing together organic growers and producers with their supply chain partners and service providers, has cancelled due to the impact of COVID-19. The event was scheduled for Dec. 9-10, in... more »

Grants to advance soil health research announced by OFRF and FFAR

The Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) and the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) will award three grants to researchers in California, Pennsylvania and Texas to bolster soil health by developing innovative organic strategies for controlling weeds, pests,... more »


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