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The Organic Center Collaborates on Two USDA-Funded Projects

Washington, D.C.—The Organic Center will be collaborating on a project to help protect organic farmers against pesticide contamination and on a project to make...
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“Completely Unacceptable”: USDA Reduces Funding for OCCSP

Washington, D.C.—The USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) has announced a reduction in the amount of funding organic farms can receive as reimbursement under the...

USDA Recognizes OTA’s Fraud Prevention Solutions

Washington, D.C.—USDA has recognized the Organic Trade Association’s (OTA) Organic Fraud Prevention Solutions as an example of an effective private initiative for preventing fraud,...
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USDA Posts Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s Final Report

Washington, D.C.—The USDA has posted the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s final scientific report, a review of the latest available science on specific nutrition...
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USDA Releases Draft Version of Strengthening Organic Enforcement Proposed Rule

The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) National Organic Program (NOP) has released a draft version of a proposed rule to strengthen organic enforcement. The...

AHPA Reports Supply Chain Issues to USDA

Silver Spring, MD—The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has reported a range of supply chain issues to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), according...

CRN Compiles Member Concerns Regarding Supply Chain Disruption

Washington, D.C.—In response to a query from USDA regarding potential disruptions in the food supply chain, the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) surveyed its...

USDA Delays Enforcement of Disposal of Non-Compliant Hemp Plants

Washington, D.C.—The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will delay enforcement, under the interim final rule (IFR), of the requirement for labs to be...

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...