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Horticulture students cultivate organic crops, entrepreneurial spirit

Balancing academic coursework with a job is a challenge many University of Georgia students face, but for students in the new Organic Horticulture Entrepreneurship class, their classwork is both academic and economic. This semester is... more »

Clemson researcher studies organic agriculture soil challenges

To help South Carolina farmers overcome these challenges and grow organic vegetables, Rongzhong Ye, an assistant professor at Clemson’s Pee Dee Research and Education Center (REC), has received a $500,000 grant from the United States Department Agriculture National Institute... more »

Survey: $9.93B in organic products, an increase of 31% percent from 2016

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released on Oct. 22 the results of the 2019 Organic Survey, which show total sales of $9.93 billion in organic products, an increase of... more »

Organic fresh produce sales top $2B for third quarter

Total organic fresh produce sales and volume continued to register double digit growth in the third  quarter of 2020, with July-September sales increasing 16% and volume up 15% from the same period in 2019, according... more »

Online event by Organic Produce Network views retail produce industry

The Organic Produce Network (OPN) has announced a virtual online event featuring Stew Leonard Jr., president and CEO of Stew Leonard’s, and Scott Schuette, vice president of produce and floral for Fresh Thyme Market, discussing... more »

California organic ag farm gate sales top $3B

Organic farming continues to expand in California and now includes more than 360 commodities, according to a new University of California report. The number of organic growers, acreage and farm gate sales revenue is reported... more »

Xena Spreader-Sticker OK’d for certified organic crops

Westbridge Agricultural Products announced Oct. 9 that Xena Spreader-Sticker has been listed by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) and Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) for use on all certified organic crops. Xena Spreader-Sticker... more »

New courses in the Organic Integrity Learning Center launched

The National Organic Program has launched three new courses in the Organic Integrity Learning Center. Record=keeping Record-keeping by certified operations and certifiers is a key requirement of organic certification. This course introduces certifiers and inspectors... more »

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