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Share Photos of your Organic Operation with the NOP

Share Photos of your Organic Operation with the NOP

The National Organic Program (NOP) is encouraging organic operations to share images of their farms and processing facilities for use in NOP newsletters.

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Oregon Tilth's Comments to the NOSB Fall Meeting

Oregon Tilth's Comments to the NOSB Fall Meeting

The next NOSB meeting will take place November 29th through December 2nd in Savannah, GA. Oregon Tilth submitted written comments on five different topics on the meeting agenda.

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Don’t Miss This Opportunity to Expand your Business in the EU and Worldwide

Don’t Miss This Opportunity to Expand your Business in the EU and Worldwide

Join OTA on a Trip in the Netherlands, the EU’s Logistical Point of Entry

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USDA Invites Comments on Use of Tetracycline, Other Substances

USDA Invites Comments on Use of Tetracycline, Other Substances

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is inviting comments on a proposed rule published today that addresses the use of three substances in organic agriculture: tetracycline, formic acid and attapulgite.

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Vote for Oregon Tilth!

Vote for Oregon Tilth!

GreenCupboards.com Gives has kicked off and Oregon Tilth is a finalist!! The reward for the company with most votes is a substantial donation from GreenCupboards.com

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Biofach 2012 Table Top Offer

Biofach 2012 Table Top Offer

OTA is once again hosting first-time exhibitor table tops at Biofach, Nuremberg 2012. Biofach is the leading organic show worldwide that draws exhibitors and show attendees from 128 countries.

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NOP - updated 2010-2012 strategic plan

NOP - updated 2010-2012 strategic plan

The National Organic Program (NOP) has released an updated version of its 2010-2012 strategic plan to reflect its accomplishments thus far, and refine its future projects.

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Consumers win the right to know about their food

Consumers win the right to know about their food

State of Ohio dropping regulation in face of organic community pressure

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Comprehensive Organic Gardening Course - Fall 2011

Comprehensive Organic Gardening Course - Fall 2011

From September 28-October 19, Oregon Tilth's Organic Education Center taught a wonderful group of aspiring and seasoned gardeners how to garden organically!

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USDA Supports Research and Marketing of Organic Agriculture in 18 States

USDA Supports Research and Marketing of Organic Agriculture in 18 States

Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan announced today 23 new grants to research and extension programs working to help organic producers and processors grow and market high quality organic agricultural products.

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Help Protect Organic in the 2012 Farm Bill

Help Protect Organic in the 2012 Farm Bill

In order to reach deficit reduction requirements, Members of Congress are currently facing the daunting task of determining where the unprecedented spending cuts can, and will, come from.

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Ruminant Livestock Producers in NM and TX Granted Temporary Variance

Ruminant Livestock Producers in NM and TX Granted Temporary Variance

Due to severe drought, the USDA is granting ruminant livestock producers in the following New Mexico and Texas counties with a temporary variance: NM counties: Catron, Cibola, Curry, De Baca, Roosevelt, San Miguel, and Socorro. TX counties: Bastrop, Lamb, and Travis.

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Fall 2011 NOSB Meeting

Fall 2011 NOSB Meeting

The National Organic Standards Board welcomes your comments on their fall agenda items and other topics. Please submit your comments electronically via regulations.gov. Deadline: November 13, 2011

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Organic Trade Resource Guide

Organic Trade Resource Guide

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) has unveiled a new Organic Trade Resource Guide website to help facilitate international trade in organic agricultural products.

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Canada Organic Office Updates Q&A Page

Canada Organic Office Updates Q&A Page

These questions were first posted as drafts, subject to a 60 day comment period. The Standards Interpretation Committee considered all comments and revised some responses accordingly.

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Senate Appropriations Committee Passes FY2012 Agriculture Funding Bill

Senate Appropriations Committee Passes FY2012 Agriculture Funding Bill

The Senate Committee on Appropriations passed its Fiscal Year 2012 Agriculture Appropriations Bill on Sept. 7. This bill contains the Senate’s recommended funding levels for USDA and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) programs.

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Organic Representative Among Appointees to Ag Advisory committees

Organic Representative Among Appointees to Ag Advisory committees

USDA and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative have announced 148 private-sector appointees to the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee (APAC) and six Agricultural Technical Advisory Committees (ATACS)

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USDA Listening Session Report

USDA Listening Session Report

Jim Pierce, Oregon Tilth's Global Certification Program Manager, represented OTCO at the USDA Listening Session held on Tuesday, September 20th. Read his comments and thoughts for the USDA Listening Session.

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NOP Summer 2011 Newsletter

NOP Summer 2011 Newsletter

Download the NOP Summer 2011 Newsletter. Topics include the National List, Organic Compliance and Enforcement, and more!

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Farmers' Guide to the Conservation Stewardship Program

Farmers' Guide to the Conservation Stewardship Program

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) released an updated version of their popular Farmers’ Guide to the Conservation Stewardship Program. The Guide is intended to help family farmers, ranchers, and foresters understand the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) enrollment process.

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