“There are two things that interest me: the relation of people to each other, and the relation of people to the land,” said Aldo Leopold, a pioneering conservationist. Leopold has influenced environmentalists since he published A Sand County Almanac in 1947 – a book that presaged industry’s impact on the land. A documentary of Leopold’s […]
U.S. Organic Sales Top $31 Billion; New White House Report Highlights Economic Value of Organic Market
The White House on June 11 released a report highlighting the significant contribution of organic food and farming to the nation’s diverse agricultural economy. With organic farms now in all 50 states and 17,600 certified organic farms, ranches and businesses across the U.S., the report, Strengthening Rural Economies: Lessons from a Growing Farm Economy,prepared by the […]
The Organic Trade Association celebrated the launch of its new Organic PAC, a Political Action Committee dedicated to advancing organic agriculture and trade, by hosting a fundraiser in Washington, DC, for the re-election of Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT), the first organic farmer elected to Congress. The event, held in conjunction with OTA’s Policy Conference and Hill […]
After holding its public meeting in late May in Albuquerque, NM, the National Organic Standards Program (NOSB) published Final Recommendations on June 6 renewing more than 200 listings on the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances that were scheduled to expire this year.
The rule also makes changes to the following substances. Unless otherwise noted, all renewals and changes are […]