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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...
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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...

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...