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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 »

Jim Donald: Growth of organics shows no sign of slowing

Blockbuster sales of organic fresh produce and a spike of in-home eating will continue to propel strong retail growth over the next 18 months, according  to Jim Donald, Albertsons’ Companies co-chairman, in an exclusive virtual... more »

Organic Trade Association statement on Strengthening Organic Enforcement Proposed Rule

The Organic Trade Association welcomes USDA’s efforts to boost the integrity of the global organic market through its Strengthening Organic Enforcement Proposed Rule, soon to be published in the Federal Register. According to a news... more »

Sweeping farm workforce reform backed by Organic Trade Association

The Board of Directors of the Organic Trade Association has voted unanimously to take strong action to support the health, safety and legal standing of the nation’s farmworkers, and called for more attention to be... more »

Proposed rule on organic enforcement subject of USDA web seminar

A U.S. Department of Agriculture web seminar will provide an overview of proposed changes to enforcement regulations of organic agriculture. The web seminar is set for 1 p.m. Eastern on July 8 and will review... more »

Organic Produce Summit to host on-line session with Albertson’s Jim Donald

Jim Donald, Albertson’s co-chairman, wiil  join retail industry veteran Kevin Coupe for a virtual conversation about the role of organics, how the COVID-19 pandemic is altering consumer buying habits, and the future of the food industry... more »

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