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Certified organic product sales hit record

Organic sales are on the rise. In the U.S., organic product sales have hit a record, according to a report. Sales of certified organic products approached $70 billion in 2023, a record for the sector.... more »

Southwest Florida’s Worden Farm manages challenges

Land stewardship and mentoring other growers is an important part of operations at Worden Farm. Owners Chris and Eva Worden, who started the business in 2003, grow more than 50 vegetables, herbs and flowers organically. ... more »

UCCE research boosts organic strawberry yields 

Troubled by puny plants, low yields and persistent mite problems, third-generation Southern California strawberry grower Glen Hasegawa was ready to give up on his transition from conventional to organic 12 years ago. “I’ve always liked... more »

Organic information toolkit available to retailers

The USDA has a new online retail toolkit of consumer-focused, educational resources to highlight the unique value of the organic label. Consumer research shows that consumers do not always understand what the organic label means.... more »

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 »

Keynote speaker named for Organic Produce Summit

Sponsors of the Organic Produce Summit (OPS) have announced the show’s keynote speaker. Nicholas Bertram, president and chief executive officer of Flashfood, is scheduled to deliver the keynote speech at the July 10-11 conference at... 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 »

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 »

Organic Grower: UGA studies transitioning fallow pastureland

To help new organic growers overcome weed challenges, University of Georgia College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences’ researchers are examining ways to help transition land from conventional to organic production in the Southeast. A UGA... more »

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