organic

Louis Bromfield’s roots paved the way for organic agriculture

He spent much of his childhood on an Ohio farm, but Louis Bromfield grew up to be a Pulitzer-winning author who socialized with the likes of Ernest Hemmingway and Gertrude Stein in France. Then he... more »

Field Fresh Farms expands distribution in response to market changes 

Watsonville, California-based Field Fresh Farms, a grower/shipper of conventional and organic produce, has responded to market changes and consumer demand created in part by the COVID-19 pandemic, by building upon existing relationships and expanding its... more »

Ownership change takes place for Agricultural Solutions LLC

Plant City, Florida-based Agricultural Solutions LLC, an agribusiness that develops sustainable innovations to improve agriculture through the enhancement of plant and soil microbiomes, announced June 1 that it has ended its financial partnership with Intergro... more »

Lawsuit over hydroponics in organic program gets USDA response

The USDA this month filed a legal reply to a lawsuit over its policy allowing hydroponic grow operations to be certified as organic. The March 2 lawsuit brought by the Center for Food Safety (CFS), a group of... more »

Presidential director position at Organic Ag Institute filled by Wilson

Houston Wilson has been named the presidential director for the University of California’s Organic Agriculture Institute, which was established in January 2020 with a $500,000 endowment by Clif Bar and a matching $500,000 endowment from... more »

Misionero first processing-only facility to be EFI certified

After two years of preparation, Gonzales, California-based Missionero, a grower of organic leafy greens, announced its Gonzales facility received Equitable Food Initiative certification. According to a news release, this makes the Gonzales facility the first processing-only... more »

Organic produce sales continue to increase, OPN reports

Total organic fresh produce sales continued to soar in April, increasing 18 percent from last year, and outpacing  conventional produce products in both dollars and volume according to the April 2020 Organic Produce Performance Report. The... more »

Sustainable Agriculture Research Education Program boosted at UC ANR

University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources will be welcoming the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program back to its direct oversight effective July 1, 2020. "This change in management will enable closer collaboration between the Sustainable... more »


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