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Nevada stakeholders create new organic certification program

By: Organic Assistant Staff, July 28, 2015
A group of Nevada businesses are joining forces to form their own organic certification program in the wake of the state ending its certification. The new, privately-run program, Basin and Range Organics, will be financially operated by the Healthy Communities Coalition nonprofit, the Reno Gazette-Journal… MORE

Supporting Organic Agriculture: Results from the Secretary's Guidance

By: Organic Assistant Staff, July 27, 2015
Approximately two years ago, Secretary Vilsack issued Department-wide guidance calling on all USDA agencies to support organic agriculture. AMS has played a leadership role in coordinating these organic-related initiatives, and would like to highlight key successes: The Risk Management Agency (RMA)… MORE

Nature's Path expands organic breakfast, snack foods empire with acquisition of Country Choice Organic

By: Organic Assistant Staff, July 27, 2015
By Elaine Watson, 13-Jul-2015 Privately-held Nature's Path Foods has expanded its organic breakfast and snack food empire with the acquisition of the Country Choice Organic brand from Grain Millers subsidiary New Century Holdings. http://www.foodnavigator-usa.com/Manufacturers/Nature-s-Path-acquires-Country-Choice-Organic-for-undisclosed-sum?utm_source=copyright&utm_medium=OnSite&utm_campaign=copyright… MORE

University of Wisconsin – Madison 2015 Agricultural Research Station Field Days

By: Organic Assistant Staff, July 15, 2015
The University of Wisconsin in Madison host more than a dozen public field days during the growing season to share research and educational information with agricultural professionals, home gardeners and is open to the general public. Potato Research Field Day, Hancock July 15, 12:30-5:30 p.m., Hancock… MORE

Organic Trade Agreement Between the United States and Switzerland

By: Organic Assistant Staff, July 15, 2015
The United States and Switzerland announced an agreement this month stating that organic products certified in the US or Switzerland may be sold as organic in either country. The US and Switzerland have been working on the arrangement for three years. Technical experts from both countries conducted… MORE
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