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USDA Names Jennifer Tucker Deputy Administrator for the National Organic Program

June 21, 2018

The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced the appointment of Dr. Jennifer Tucker as Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) National Organic Program (NOP), part of the Marketing and Regulatory Programs mission area.

Organic integrity hits the airwaves on local news nationwide

June 7, 2018

In an on-camera interview with the Nexstar Media Group carried Monday on television stations throughout the nation, Laura Batcha, CEO of the Organic Trade Association, reassured consumers on the issue of organic import integrity.

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.