Organic crop systems can provide similar yields and much higher economic returns than a conventional corn-soybean rotation, according to thirteen years of data from a side-by-side comparison at Iowa State University’s Neely-Kinyon Research and Demonstration Farm.
The National Organic Program (NOP) is encouraging organic operations to share images of their farms and processing facilities for use in NOP newsletters.
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.
Join OTA on a Trip in the Netherlands, the EU’s Logistical Point of Entry
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.
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
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.
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.
State of Ohio dropping regulation in face of organic community pressure
From September 28-October 19, Oregon Tilth's Organic Education Center taught a wonderful group of aspiring and seasoned gardeners how to garden organically!
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.
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.
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.
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
The Organic Trade Association (OTA) has unveiled a new Organic Trade Resource Guide website to help facilitate international trade in organic agricultural products.
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.
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.
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)
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.
Download the NOP Summer 2011 Newsletter. Topics include the National List, Organic Compliance and Enforcement, and more!