Rice: Fraud in Organic Ag Imports is Focus of Proposed House Bill Feb 9, 2018

🕔Feb 9, 2018Representative John Faso (R-NY) has introduced a bill that addresses fraudulent organic agricultural imports and proposes to increase funding to the National Organic Program (NOP) for oversight and technology upgrades. […]

Organic Imports: Are They Really “Organic”? USDA Finds Lack of Control and Oversight – DTN Sep 22, 2017

🕔Sep 22, 2017USDA’s Office of Inspector General released an audit this week of the National Organic Program that found the program was lacking control and oversight of imports coming into the country […]

U.S. Organic Ag Not Meeting Demand – DTN Nov 17, 2016

🕔Nov 17, 2016Organic and non-GMO sales in the U.S. amount to chicken feed, but that chicken feed is increasingly imported because U.S. farmers aren’t in a position to fill demand for certified […]

Organic Field Crop Acreage Remains Low Despite Profit Potential Nov 9, 2015

🕔Nov 9, 2015U.S. crop acres under USDA certified organic systems have grown rapidly since the National Organic Program (NOP) was implemented in 2002. Organic crop acreage increased from about 1.3 million to […]

AgFax Grain Review: U.S. Imports Organic Corn, Soybeans; “Accidentally” Improving Corn Roots Apr 17, 2015

🕔Apr 17, 2015Markets/Trade Alan Bjerga of Bloomberg reports on St. Louis Today that growing consumer demand for organic foods has the U.S. importing more of the 2 things it grows the most: […]

Keith Good: USDA Announces ‘Historic’ Change in Conservation Funding Jan 15, 2015

🕔Jan 15, 2015Policy Issues Todd Neeley reported yesterday at DTN that, “USDA is changing the way it funds conservation. “Calling it a ‘historic moment’ in conservation, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack Wednesday pointed to the way $372.5 million in […]

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