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Profiles in Soil Health Featured Videos

By: Organic Assistant Staff, May 11, 2015
The Natural Resources Conservation Services soil health series has posted five videos from organic producers. The series, “Profiles in Soil Health” is part of the “Soil Health Awareness initiative. Their goal is to explain the basics and benefits of soil health. The Five Videos Presented… MORE

NOP’s Confirmation of Regulations

By: Organic Assistant Staff, May 11, 2015
The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) published the notice “Regulatory Flexibility Act: Section 610 Review of National Organic Program (NOP) on May 5, 2015. The review included a 60-day public comment period. The periodic review is mandated by the Regulatory Flexibility act to review the organic… MORE

Farm Bill Benefits for Oregon Certified Organic Businesses

By: Organic Assistant Staff, May 6, 2015
The 2015 National Organic Certification Cost Share program reimbursement has benefits for 777 Oregon businesses. Oregon has received $351,810 to assist certified organic producers and processers with the cost of certification from the USDA NOP. The program is using the funds to reimburse 75% of the… MORE

Organic and Natural 2014 Consumer Demand Report

By: Organic Assistant Staff, April 28, 2015
The Hartman Group in Bellevue Wisconsin conducted a study on the consumer movement for organic and natural products and how that has affected the market. They attribute the awareness, mindset and availability of the products encouraging all retail and food service avenues. The report provides data,… MORE

Rise in organic imports signals opportunity for U.S. farmers, OTA says

By: Organic Assistant Staff, April 28, 2015
By Elizabeth CrawfordElizabeth Crawford, 22-Apr-2015 Sharp increases in imported organic soy beans and corn to the U.S. in 2014 to feed the expanding organic dairy, poultry and livestock sectors is a “‘help wanted’ message for American farmers,” according to Laura Batcha, CEO… MORE
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