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OFRF adds Spanish organic resource web page

Editor's note: Spanish-language version below. (Español abajo.) The Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) is offering a free online course in Spanish, to emphasize the importance of improving soil health for raising crops. With partners at... 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 »

Registration open to Florida organic event

Florida Organic Growers (FOG) is offering discounted early registration to the 2024 Organic Food and Farming Summit. The event is April 18-19 at the Embassy Suites by Tampa Airport Westshore in Tampa, Florida. The summit... more »

Regenerative practices pay off for Park Farming Organics

Park Farming Organics of Meridian, California, is the 2023 California Leopold Conservation Award recipient. The award honors farmers, ranchers, and forestland owners who go above and beyond in their management of soil health, water quality... more »

Organic hybrid Sweet Garleek named a best invention of 2023

A year after organic seed developer Row 7 Seed Company began selling its innovative products through Whole Foods, the company is expanding its presence there, with plans to add more items in 2024. Row 7’s... more »

Registration open for Kentucky conference

Registration for the Kentucky Fruit & Vegetable Conference is open. The event is Jan. 3-4, in Bowling Green, Kentucky, with pre-conference events the day before. The full conference program and registration information are available on... more »

New crop insurance options include organic transition coverage

The USDA is beefing up crop insurance options for specialty crop and organic producers, including rolling out new and expanded options based on feedback from farmers and ranchers. To do this, USDA’s Risk Management Agency... more »

The Organic Center grants focus on food safety, climate, pests

The USDA’s Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI) research program is awarding The Organic Center almost $900,000 for four new projects. The projects announced will address a host of vital and diverse challenges facing... more »

Legislation seeks expanded opportunities for organic food

The Organic Trade Association is applauding the introduction of the Organic Market Development (OMD) Act, saying it will help unlock the potential of the organic marketplace and ensure continued growth of the segment in the... more »

Farmland LP fund offers $250 million for transitioning to organic

Farmland LP, a fund manager specializing in organic farmland,  has launched the $250-million Vital Farmland III, its third and largest fund to date. Fund III will extend Farmland's mission of transforming conventional farms into dynamic,... more »

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