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Study looks at cover crops, plastic in organic growing

The Rodale Institute California Organic Center has preliminary results from its 2021 study exploring cover crops as an alternative to black plastic mulch in organic vegetable systems. The California Department of Food and Agriculture Specialty... more »

Andy D’Arrigo’s 100th birthday celebrated

Andy D’Arrigo, the face behind D’Arrigo Bros. Co. of California’s legacy and company logo, is celebrating his 100th birthday. Andy D’Arrigo as a child. D’Arrigo is the face behind the company’s... more »

Registration to open for Organic Produce Summit

Registration is set to open for this year’s iteration of the Organic Produce Summit. General Registration opens on Feb. 6 for the July 10-11 event at the Monterey Conference Center in Monterey, California. The event... more »

Online, in-person events focus on soil health

Washington State University will co-host a series of events across the state in February to advance soil health practices and knowledge. SoilCon, now in its fourth year, is a free resource for agricultural professionals to... more »

OTA receives $1 million for foreign market access

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) has received more than $1 million from the USDA Market Access Program (MAP) to promote U.S. organic products around the world in 2024. The $1.05 million consists of $760,633 in... more »

Leadership duo managing organic group

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) has appointed a new leadership team. Co-CEOs Tom Chapman and Matthew Dillon will lead the organization based in Washington, D.C. Reflecting the expanding vision of the trade association and the... more »

Minority council expands farmer training

Organic and natural foods supplier UNFI (United Natural Foods Inc.) and Cargill have increased donations to an organization that trains Black farmers and ranchers to diversify retailer and foodservice supplier bases. The National Minority Supplier... more »

California to growers: What is ‘regenerative?’

With companies increasingly using the term “regenerative” to sell their products, there’s also growing pressure to nail down what this latest farming buzzword means. The unregulated term has crept into legislation, language authorizing government funding... more »

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