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Clif Bar & Company and King Arthur Flour Announce $1.5 Million Organic Endowment for Washington State University’s Bread Lab

February 1, 2018

Foodmakers Come Together to Support Organic Research at Public Universities

Congressmen take USDA to task for delaying organic industry animal welfare rule

January 23, 2018

Members of Congress chastise the US Department of Agriculture in a Jan. 17 letter for threatening to withdraw a widely popular final rule passed in the 11th hour of the Obama Administration that would heighten animal welfare standards for organic producers.

Organic farmers want their industry regulated. What's the holdup?

January 18, 2018

The National Pork Producers Council griped bitterly in January 2017 about “midnight” regulations approved by then-U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.

California Organic “Hotspots” are Focus of Ag Gathering

January 18, 2018

Join us in Sacramento on February 22-23, 2018 to explore the factors that have made California a hotbed of organic hotspots activity and discuss ways to encourage the growth of organic hotspots across rural America.

Washington State Department of Agriculture Registers IGI CO2 for Organic Use

January 11, 2018

2018 will bring a significant change in the way organic operations manage disease and pesticidal problems with a unique solution available to them for the first time.

The Organic Center Responds to “Avoiding GMOs isn’t just anti-science. It’s immoral”

January 4, 2018

In “Avoiding GMOs isn’t just anti-science. It’s immoral”, an op-ed published in the Washington Post, Mitch Daniels would have you believe that scientific research finds only benefits and no downsides to genetically engineered (GE) crops. The reality is not so.

Global Organic Baby Food Market - Expected to Reach $11 Billion by 2023 - Research and Markets

December 27, 2017

The Global Organic Baby Food Market size is expected to reach $11.1 billion by 2023, rising at a market growth of 10.6% CAGR during the forecast period. Organic baby food witnessed rapid adoption due to factors such as rise in parental concerns over baby's nutrition, growing awareness about the benefits of organic products, improved distribution channels, and eco-friendly farming techniques.

The Organic Center Responds to New York Times opinion article “Soil Power! The Dirty Way to a Green Planet”

December 5, 2017

Opinion article “Soil Power! The Dirty Way to a Green Planet” (Sunday, Dec. 3) does a commendable job highlighting agriculture’s potential to restore soil health and help mitigate climate change by building soil carbon. Unfortunately, one glaring omission is the contribution of organic agriculture – a system founded on the principals of soil health and resource conservation.

USDA again delays organic livestock rule

November 9, 2017

The Trump Administration again decided to delay the effective date of the final rule on organic livestock and poultry practices that was published in the final hours of the Obama Administration. The first delay came in February 2017, followed by another delay in May. The latest slowdown has the agency waiting to evaluate the rule until May 14, 2018.

USDA announces further delay of animal welfare rule

November 9, 2017

On November 9, 2017, USDA pre-published an announcement in the Federal Register that the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices final rule would be further delayed until May 14, 2018.