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USDA awards $9.75MM to 10 grant projects for domestic organic producers

- General News
USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) today announced $9.75 million awarded to 10 grant projects through the Organic Market Development Grant (OMDG).

CMI Orchards: Branded organic apples show strong growth

- General News
CMI Orchards reports major growth in branded organic apple sales dollars and highlights the New Year as a perfect opportunity to support healthy eating with CMI’s huge organic portfolio.

OPN: Organic produce sales and volume edge up in Q3

- General News
For the second quarter in a row, organic fresh produce grew slightly in year-over-year sales and volume in the third quarter of 2023, according to the Q3 2023 Organic Produce Performance Report issued by Organic Produce Network and Category Partners.

Organics: Welcome at last in the mainstream

- Analysis
Sustainable agriculture is becoming organics 2.0. It would appear that organic farming and its offspring are now welcome in the agricultural mainstream.

IFPA supports introduction of new organics legislation

- General News
International Fresh Produce Association applauds the introduction of the Continuous Improvement in Organic Standards Act (CIAO).

Ecuador targets U.S. market for organic bananas

- International
Ecuador remains the king of bananas, both conventional and organic, and the U.S. is its top export market.

Natural Grocers celebrates Organic Month

- Retail
Natural Grocers, known as the nation's Organic Month Headquarters, raises awareness towards Organic Month with discounts on organic products, community educational efforts, and much more.

Mastronardi Produce to launch Sunset organic greenhouse strawberries grown in U.S.

- General News
Mastronardi Produce, the fourth-generation family-owned business that pioneered high-tech greenhouse strawberries in North America, is bringing its award-winning flavor to the organic greenhouse berry segment.

Organic fresh produce sales and volume rise in Q2

- General News
Organic fresh produce grew slightly in sales dollars and volume in the second quarter of 2023, reversing a trend of volume loss seen in 2021 and 2022, according to the Q2 2023 Organic Produce Performance Report issued by Organic Produce Network (OPN) and Category Partners.

Nature Fresh Farms introduces the first organic greenhouse strawberry

- General News
Nature Fresh Farms becomes the only greenhouse producer to grow and market organic, greenhouse grown Strawberries in North America; filling the demand for premium, organically grown Strawberries that offer increased flavor and freshness with their introduction of Nature Fresh Farms Organic Greenhouse Berries.