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House Ag Committee holds hearing on soil health, regenerative agriculture practices

The U.S. House Agriculture Committee held a hearing on soil health and regenerative ag practices Sept. 14. Witnesses included Jeff Moyer, CEO of the Rodale Institute, an organization dedicated to organic agriculture research. "(America's food... more »

Organic Produce Association taps Crisantes as inaugural chair

The Organic Produce Association (OPA) has elected Theojary "Theo" Crisantes Jr., chief operations officer for Wholesum, as chairman. Crisantes has been serving in an acting capacity since the fall of last year. [caption id="attachment_30017" align="alignright"... more »

USDA devotes $300 million to ease transition to organic production

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is making a $300 million investment, the Organic Transition Initiative, to help new spur growth in the organic sector and fulfill consumer demand while opening revenue streams for growers. Agriculture... more »

Corteva Agriscience celebrates expansion in Michigan

Corteva Agriscience leaders and employees, along with community members from the Great Lakes Bay Region, recently gathered to celebrate the completion of a $242 million capital investment project. The Aug. 11 event in Midland, Michigan,... more »

Jerrold A. Watson & Sons passes century mark

Jerrold A. Watson & Sons LLC continues a legacy of growing, having passed the century mark in operation. The Monetta, South Carolina, grower, which markets crops under the Watsonia Organics brand, helped create the state’s... more »

Inflation hits organic fresh produce in Q2

Higher retail prices of organic fresh produce during the second quarter of 2022 generated a 3.7% increase in total organic dollars but also contributed to a decline in organic volume of 2.8%, according to Q2... more »

Organic Produce Summit draws record number of attendees

Hot-button issues explored at the sixth annual Organic Produce Summit (OPS) in Monterey, California, included connecting with consumers in an era of inflation, the rise of omnichannel marketing and the future of supply chain sustainability.... more »

California fines Florida company $2 million in ‘organic’ herbicide case

California regulators that oversee the state’s organic standards has fined a Florida company almost $2 million for labeling and selling a product containing synthetic herbicides as an organic product. The $1.89 million fine, announced June... more »

National Organic Standards Board seeks comments for fall meeting

The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) is accepting comments in preparation for its fall meeting. The board reviews comments before its two annual meetings; the fall meeting is scheduled for Oct. 25-27 in Sacramento, California. The board... more »

Open seat on National Organic Standards Board announced

USDA seeks nominations of a qualified individual for one open seat on the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB): an individual with expertise in environmental protection or resource conservation. NOSB, a 15-member volunteer advisory board appointed... more »

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