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Participate in VGN’s Seed Showcase

Seed companies have an opportunity to participate in Vegetable Growers News’ annual Seed Variety Showcase. This is a free service that allows growers to see the up-and-coming new varieties before making decisions on what to... more »

Organic Trade Association to focus on trends, issues at Expo East

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is partnering with New Hope Network at this year’s Natural Products Expo East to offer a wide-ranging set of education sessions spotlighting some of the hottest trends and most critical... more »

Ed session at Organic Grower Summit to tackle new rule

A session at this year’s Organic Grower Summit (OGS) plans to tackle new challenges coming for growers, distributors and importers due to a rule that follows the March 19, 2024 full implementation of a National... more »

USDA appoints ag advisory committee members

The USDA and U.S. Trade Representative’s Office have appointed 130 representatives to serve four-year terms on seven agricultural trade advisory committees, including the Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee for Trade in Fruits and Vegetables. There are... more »

Registration opens for MSU organic farmer training program

Michigan State University (MSU) is accepting applications for the 2024 Organic Farmer Training Program (OFTP). The registration deadline is Feb. 21 for the MSU Department of Horticulture’s program. The OFTP brings together farmworkers, aspiring farmers,... more »

Organic growers seek climate change solutions via Farm Bill

As Congress hammers out the 2023 Farm Bill, growing interest in the impacts of agriculture on climate could give organic farmers more political sway as they advocate for funding and programs that help them. Organic... more »

Growers’ organic transition webinar scheduled

A series of webinars will tackle how growers can transition to organic production. The first one, scheduled for Aug. 29, Navigating the Transition to Organic: A Roadmap for Success, is scheduled for. The event, scheduled... more »

California county farm bureau names Farmer of the Year

The San Diego County Farm Bureau has named Mary Matava of Oceanside, California, as its 2022 Farmer of the Year. Matava has more than 40 years of experience assessing the agronomic suitability of Southern California... more »

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