organic

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 »

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 »

Organic bio-fertilizer company AgroThrive names new president

AgroThrive, a California-based manufacturer of liquid organic bio-fertilizers, recently appointed organic industry veteran Will Daniels to the new rol... READ MORE »

USDA-NIFA grants $600K to OSU for organic potato storage initiative

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced Sept. 15 an investment of over $30 million f... READ MORE »

Organic growers can apply for assistance to cover certification costs

Organic producers and handlers can now apply for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) funds to assist with the cost of receiving or maintaining... READ MORE »

Strohauer Farms uses organic, fingerling potatoes to diversify and grow

When the other kids were riding tricycles, Harry Dean Strohauer already had his sights set on driving tractors. If he saw a chance to cut school in fa... READ MORE »

Organic potato sales see slight dip during second quarter

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 la... READ MORE »

Why Western growers continue to invest in organic, food safety

Growers of the West continue to invest heavily in both organic production and food safety. It’s not just individual growers. Membership group Weste... READ MORE »

Vermont Valley Community Farm finds niche in organic seed potato production

Small, organic farms need organic seed potatoes, and a small, organic farm in Wisconsin has found its niche in supplying those farms. The Vermont V... READ MORE »


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