Organic News

Second Minnesota man pleads guilty in organic crops fraud scheme

Following an earlier indictment of a Minnesota farmer in an alleged organic crops fraud scheme, a second Minnesota man has pled guilty to falsifying information in the same case. James Clayton Wolf pleaded guilty in May to wire fraud as part of a bigger scheme to sell $46 million in non-GMO corn and soybeans as […]

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Organic agriculture transition partnership will support transitioning farmers and train future organic growers

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, through its organics program, will lead the Texas Transition to Organic Partnership Program, or Texas TOPP, designed to recruit, train, mentor and advise farmers who want to transition to organic production. Texas TOPP is one of six USDA regional initiatives promoting organic farmer-to-farmer relationships to build organic communities. The five-year partnership program […]

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Organic Produce Summit offers bright future for organics

Organic Produce Summit attracts 1,800, the event’s largest turnout  New organic rules and regulations, the challenges facing Controlled Environment Agriculture, and the ability to effectively connect the benefits of organic fresh produce to consumers were among the hot-button topics explored at the seventh annual Organic Produce Summit (OPS), held in July in Monterey, California. With […]

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Organic under threat: OTA urges defeat of move to weaken organic

OTA says effort to stop organic animal welfare rule sets dangerous precedent The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is urging Congress to oppose an effort on Capitol Hill to stop the advancement of organic animal welfare regulations, calling the effort unjust and unwarranted and part of a broader attempt to dismantle the National Organic Program. An […]

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Family converts to organic dairy production to create a pathway for next generation

By Jan Shepel, Correspondent From the hill overlooking Paoli and the surrounding hills in southern Wisconsin, fifth-generation dairy farmer Darren Eichelkraut sees the same view that four previous generations looked out on when they got up to milk cows in the morning. Breezy View Dairy has been in the family since 1921. Last year the […]

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