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Hemp Study Finds 328% Increase in U.S. Hemp Cultivation Acreage

Washington—New Frontier Data, in collaboration with Vote Hemp, released The U.S. Hemp Market: 2019 State Rankings, a report examining the current state of hemp...

Organic Corn and Soy to See Decline in Crop Area, Report Suggests

Silver Spring, MD—Organic farmers in the U.S. Corn Belt are expecting a decrease in this year’s corn and soy harvest thanks to a tough...

Farmers Oppose USDA Dialogue on Gene-Editing Organic Ag

Kutztown, PA—The Organic Farmers Association (OFA) delivered a letter of opposition to USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue, according to a press release, in response to...

2019 U.S. Organic Acreage Shows Major Gains

Silver Spring, MD—This year will see a record organic harvest, despite weather and trade challenges, according to Mercaris’ Annual Acreage Report. Farmers will harvest 3.1...

The Earth is on Fire, Literally

Every day we face a new threat. The Amazon Forest has been set on fire.  A hurricane on the east coast, a wildfire in...

Beyond Pesticides Forms OrganicEye to Defend Organic

Washington, D.C.—Beyond Pesticides, a public interest organization founded in 1981 to advocate for healthy air, water, land, and food by eliminating the use of...

Rodale Institute Establishes California Organic Center for Research, Outreach

Camarillo, CA—Phil McGrath, fifth-generation farmer and supporter of biodiversity and regenerative agriculture, will be hosting Rodale Institute’s new California Organic Center, a satellite location...

Study Raises New Concerns with Conventional Milk; Upsides of Organic

Atlanta, GA--Antibiotics, pesticides, growth hormones...researchers at Emory University, working in collaboration with The Organic Center, collected and tested milk from stores across the United...

Litehouse to Acquire Sky Valley Foods

Sandpoint, ID--Litehouse Inc., a salad dressing manufacturer, announced their acquisition of Sky Valley Foods, maker of organic shelf-stable dressings, condiments, marinades, and sauces, effective...

Raley’s Private Label Chicken Now Antibiotic-Free and in Recyclable Packaging

West Sacramento, CA—Raley’s has relaunched their private label chicken program—this time 100% antibiotic-free and packaged in 100% recyclable trays, according to a press release. Raley’s...

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