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Opinion | 2018 Farm Bill Watch: A Sneak Attack on the Organic Standards?

May 18, 2018

It’s not shocking that this Congress is attempting to roll back yet another regulation that protects our health and the environment.

What Could the Next Farm Bill Mean for the Organic Program?

May 16, 2018

Congress granted the National Organic Standards Board authority in 1990 to shape the organic label and decide which chemicals farmers can use. Now some lawmakers are pushing changes that could dismantle it.

Can Organics Help Rural America Rebound?

April 17, 2018

Some see organic farming as a sure-fire way to improve struggling farm communities. Others say it will take a lot more than higher premiums to make a lasting economic difference.

How to be smarter about buying organic

April 16, 2018

You see the labels out there — organic, cage-free, natural — but what does it all mean?

How to Convince your Policy-Maker to Support Organic Agriculture

March 29, 2018

As for any advocacy activity, it is important to know the local administration and political landscape, the political alliances that are in place, the attitudes of different parties and administration units toward environmental issues in general.

Research showing organic techniques restore soil carbon could expand the seal’s appeal

March 6, 2018

New research showing organic farming more effectively restores soil carbon and reduces the cause of climate change compared to conventional techniques could sway more shoppers to buy organic – especially as conscious consumerism continues to rise.

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.

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