Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance, OTA endorse legislation

The Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance, a national coalition of more than 200 specialty crop organizations representing growers of fruits, vegetables, ... READ MORE »

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Potato products part of record organic food growth in 2022

Organic food sales in the U.S. topped $60 billion for the first time in 2022, almost doubling 2021’s growth and accounting for 6% of the nation's to... READ MORE »

$75M in government funding available to aid producers transitioning to organic

Producers transitioning to organic farming will soon be able to apply for a share of $75 million in federal funding as part of the $300 million Organi... READ MORE »

USDA offers funding for 2023 Compost and Food Waste Reduction pilot programs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the availability of up to $9.5 million for Compost and Food Waste Reduction (CFWR) pilot projects ... READ MORE »

Report: Organic potato sales increase 10.7% over 2021

Total organic produce sales increased in 2022, while volume dropped and the performance of the top 20 individual produce categories varied widely. Pot... READ MORE »

National Organic Standards Board Spring Meeting 2023

The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) generally meets twice each year in a public forum to discuss and vote on recommendations to the USDA. ... READ MORE »

USDA publishes Strengthening Organic Enforcement final rule

On Jan. 18, the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) previewed the Strengthening Organic Enforcement (SOE) final rule. This update to the USDA organic ... READ MORE »

Nature’s Circle Farm

Aroostook County, Maine’s northernmost county along the Canadian border, was once the largest potato growing region in the United States... READ MORE »


USDA to invest up to $300 million in new Organic Transition Initiative

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced details of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) $300 million investment, including with American ... READ MORE »

Organic potato stocks starting to run low

Stocks of organic potatoes are starting to dwindle, according to distributors in Colorado and Wisconsin. In an article by the Organic Produce Netwo... READ MORE »

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