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Presidential Candidates Discuss Regen Ag, Importance of Organic

Kutztown, PA—Organic Farmers Association (OFA) has received responses from two presidential candidates following its forum “Combating Climate Change with Organic and Regenerative Agriculture,” held...

OTA Receives Funding from USDA

Washington, D.C.—The Organic Trade Association (OTA) has received nearly $3 million from USDA, according to a press release. On Thursday, USDA announced the award of...

Organic Farmers Ask Congress to Enforce, Aid Organic

Washington, D.C.—A panel of organic farmers testified before a Congressional committee on Wednesday, urging lawmakers and USDA to advance organic and enforce organic standards,...

USDA Establishes U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program

Washington, D.C.—The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has established the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program, which creates a consistent regulatory framework around hemp...

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...

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...

Highlights from the AHPA Supplement Congress

Denver, CO--USDA and FDA officials were on hand to share important information with companies selling hemp-CBD in dietary supplements at the two-day American Herbal...

USDA Accepting Applications of Hemp for Plant Variety Protection

Washington, D.C.--The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that the Plant Variety Protection Office (PVPO) will start accepting applications for seed-propagated hemp for plant...

USDA Path for Hemp Seeds Imports “Just in Time” for Spring Plantings

Washington, D.C.--Responding to requests from U.S. producers and hemp seed exporters, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), which regulates importation of all seeds for...

Court Advances OTA’s Lawsuit Against USDA

Washington, D.C.—The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that the Organic Trade Association (OTA) has presented solid arguments that the U.S....