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Organic grant seeks to reduce food safety barriers

The University of Rhode Island and The Organic Center, along with co-investigators from three other universities, were recently awarded a $3.5 million USDA Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI) grant to help reduce food... more »

Registration open for Kentucky conference

Registration for the Kentucky Fruit & Vegetable Conference is open. The event is Jan. 3-4, in Bowling Green, Kentucky, with pre-conference events the day before. The full conference program and registration information are available on... more »

USDA Specialty Crops Competitiveness Initiative promotes industry improvements

Through the Specialty Crops Competitiveness Initiative, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is working to provide additional support to and increase the competitiveness of the specialty crops sector. The effort is part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s... more »

Organic marketing webinar scheduled by Organic farming foundation

Growers interested in learning more about ways to market their organic products are invited to participate in the Organic Farming Research Foundation’s (OFRF) Farmer-Farmer Virtual Networking Event. The webinar is scheduled for Nov. 10th at... more »

Organic produce sales pick up slightly in Q3

For the second quarter in a row, organic fresh produce grew slightly in year-over-year sales and volume in the third quarter of 2023, according to the Q3 2023 Organic Produce Performance Report issued by Organic Produce Network... more »

Rabobank details produce trends at IFPA show

The fresh produce industry faces many challenges across the globe, including weather extremes, geopolitical tensions and a decreasing and more expensive workforce throughout the supply chain. Fortunately, with numerous technological innovations and new products being... more »

Organic Integrity Database expands with import functions

The USDA National Organic Program (NOP) has expanded the functionality of its Organic Integrity Database, adding an import certificate module. The new module augments the Trade Partner module, launched in May. Together, they make up... more »

Registration opens for SE Regional growers conference

Registration is open for the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference. The event, scheduled for Jan. 11-14 in Savannah, Georgia, is marketed as the largest educational conference and trade show in the southeastern U.S. that... more »

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