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Sales of organic food grew nearly 13% to more than $56 billion

Home cooking during the pandemic has lifted overall sales of organic products in California and across the U.S. As people worked from home and ventured out less frequently, the market for organic products jumped by... more »

Session to explore how organic growing operations can navigate marketplace

The first in a series of educational sessions at Organic Grower Summit presented by Western Growers and OPN, “Organic Grower Perspectives on the Challenges of Scaling” will focus on the issues growers face in expanding... more »

Michigan State University to host Organic Vegetable Field Day in UP

Michigan State University’s Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center will host an Organic Vegetable Field Day on Aug. 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the UPREC North Farm. Visitors will learn how current research projects... more »

Organic fresh produce sales up 4% in Q2 2021

Total organic fresh produce sales for the second quarter of 2021 saw a continuation of year-over-year growth, increasing by 4% from the same period last year and nearing $2.3 billion for the quarter, according to... more »

Gerber commits to carbon neutrality for organic products in 2022

Gerber, the early childhood nutrition leader, announced July 15 its Climate Forward Nutrition ambition to pioneer on-farm research and invest in regenerative agriculture techniques to ensure the ingredients for its nutritious food for baby are produced... more »

OPS keynote presentations headlined by Albertson’s co-chairman Jim Donald

Jim Donald, Albertson’s co-chairman, will be a featured keynote presenter at the fifth annual Organic Produce Summit (OPS), joining retail industry veteran Kevin Coupe for a provocative and engaging conversation about the future of the... more »

June 23 is date set for Rodale Institute’s Organic Field Day in Pennsylvania

Rodale Institute, a supporter of regenerative organic agriculture, is set to hold its annual Organic Field Day on July 23 from 8:30 a.m.to 3:30 p.m. The Field Day is located at Rodale Institute’s 333-acre experimental... more »

Sweet corn lessons on breeding for organic systems

Organic agriculture has been growing for decades, yet relatively few varieties have been bred for organic production. And that is a problem. As studies have shown, varieties bred conventionally often do not perform as well... more »

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