In 2015 and 2016, the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) will review a majority of crop, livestock and handling inputs currently allowed for use by certified organic operations.
Oregon Tilth anunció la apertura de su nueva sede en la región centro norte del Bajío, estado de Querétaro. La nueva sede le permitirá a Oregon Tilth servir mejor a sus socios y clientes en América Latina. Asimismo, Oregon Tilth se ha comprometido a continuar con su misión de promover los beneficios de la producción orgánica para los agricultores, procesadores y la conservación medioambiental de la región.
Oregon Tilth announced it has opened a new office in the North Central Mexico Bajío region in Santiago de Querétaro. The new location will allow Oregon Tilth to better serve its partners and clients in Latin America. In addition, Oregon Tilth has committed to continue its mission of promoting the benefits of organic production for farmers, processors and environmental conservation in the region.
Organicology offers a stellar opportunity to promote your business and products. Sponsorship gets your name in front of hundreds of like-minded consumers, farmers, organizations and future partners.
The Organic Trade Association recognizes pioneers of the organic industry with the 2014 Organic Leadership Awards. Oregon Tilth client, Barry A. Cik of Naturepdic Organic Mattresses, was honored with the Rising Star Award for his lifelong interest in preserving the environment for future generations and the organic revolution in the mattress and bedding industry.
The Organic Trade Association's 2014 U.S. Families’ Organic Attitudes and Beliefs Study features a wealth of insight about organic consumers’ purchase drivers, their knowledge of the seal, and how the next generation of shoppers perceives organic products.
This policy memo clarifies requirements for the use of chlorine in egg breaking facilities. It more closely aligns NOP policy on the use of chlorine materials allowed in organic production and handling with Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) regulations regarding sanitizing of eggs that are further processed.
A new groundbreaking study from the University of Newcastle in the United Kingdom finds conclusive evidence that organic crops and the food made from them are nutritionally superior to their conventional counterparts.
Citrus Greening remains a major threat to our U.S. Citrus supply with an already 90,000 acres affected by the disease. The Organic Center has kicked off a major multi-year study and fundraising campaign to find organic solutions to ward off citrus greening and help organic citrus growers fight the deadly disease without resorting to dangerous chemicals or genetic engineering.
As of July 1, 2014, processed organic products certified in Korea or in the United States may be sold as organic in either country.
On the eve of this Independence Day holiday, Oregon Tilth Executive Director shares his own Declaration and food for thought.
The United States and Korea have recently completed discussions related to an equivalence arrangement for processed organic food products and are now in the process of finalizing the text of the arrangement. This arrangement will streamline U.S. farmers' and processors' access to the growing Korean organic market, benefiting the rapidly growing organic industry in the United States.
Oregon State University Extension Service has developed a new tool to help organic farmers calculate nitrogen and nutrient use on their farms. This free online tool compares the nutrient value and cost of cover crops, organic and synthetic fertilizers and compost.
Get a free analysis of your soil from the National Soil Project and help contribute to soil research
The Organic Center is working with the National Soil Project (NSP) at Northeastern University to look at humic acid content in organic farm soils. The goal of the study is to quantify the improved health of organically managed soils in comparison to conventionally managed soils and create a reference database so farmers can measure the quality of their soils against other plots in their area. If you have an organic farm, please consider sending a soil sample to the NSP.
The USDA announced the launch of a new pilot program for providing insurance against crop loss on diversified organic farms. The new program, called Whole-Farm Revenue Protection, will provide flexible coverage options for speciality crop, organic and diversified crop producers.
Join eOrganic and the Organic Seed Alliance for a webinar on "Understanding the NOP Seed Rule and Sourcing Organic Seed." The webinar is on Friday, June 6, 2014, at 11 am Eastern Time and is designed for organic certifiers, inspectors, and operations.
The 2014 Cost Share Report to Congress is now available on the National Organic Program website. In the report, the Agricultural Management Assistance cost share program provided $1,335,595 in cost-share assistance to 2,687 organic producers in 15 participating states.
The USDA National Organic Program released a new fact sheet for organic labeling at farmers market. The fact sheet can help farmer market vendors and community supported agriculture operations properly market their products and educate consumers.
The USDA recently hosted a Google+ Hangout to discuss ways to grow the organic sector. If you missed it, check out the recording and watch Oregon Tilth's Education Director, Sarah Brown, discuss transitioning to organic production.
We're celebrating the official opening of Oregon Tilth's new Corvallis office location with an evening of fun and local seasonal fare. Come and join us for the party on June 10, 2014.