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Organic Checkoff Progresses

By Jenna Blumenfeld; Reposted from New Hope Network The beef industry has one. The dairy industry has one. And possibly, the organic industry will have one, too. Today the USDA announced that a proposal for a national organic check-off program will go live on the Federal Register. The proposal, titled the Generic Research and Promotion Order for […] Read Post »


USDA approves transitional certification for farmers switching to organic

Reposted from New Hope Network. Original Source: Organic Trade Association Today, the Organic Trade Association announced a new partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help guide farmers transitioning into certified organic agricultural production. Using standards developed by OTA, the National Certified Transitional Program will provide oversight to approved Accredited Organic Certifying Agents offering […] Read Post »