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News & Policy Updates for the Organic Industry
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October 2021 News & Policy Updates for the Organic Industry

With the National Organic Standards Board meeting coming right up, we’d like to share some of our key concerns and suggested action steps for the Board.
First, the National List is a toolbox for helping organic production, not a soapbox for individual opinions or misleading information. Let’s encourage more people to go organic, and offer a practical toolbox appropriately limited according to the criteria the community has established. Follow the criteria, and keep increasing or improving the tools available for organic agriculture and production.
Second…

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August 2021 News & Policy Updates for the Organic Industry

A new report by Chuck Benbrook, and his research partners Susan Kegley, and Brian Baker brings science to bear on what our intuition has been telling us for years—converting more US cropland to organic agriculture will lead to substantial public health gains. Based on their comparisons of pesticide use in organic farms and nearby non-organic farms growing the same crops, the percent cropland that could improve public health through switching to organic is surprisingly small…

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June 2021 News & Policy Updates for the Organic Industry

US organic product sales hit a new high in 2020 to nearly $62 billion, the largest single-year dollar increase – almost $7 billion – and up 12.4 percent from 2019.

Within the food category, organic meat sales are still disproportionately small as a percentage of total sales, but showed the second-highest growth rate of any organic category, up 24 percent over 2019. Organic meat sales have lagged for decades for several reasons. The most significant obstacle was…

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May 2021 News & Policy Updates for the Organic Industry

We’re also pleased to see more research coming out that shows the true worth of organic, such as the soil health study from Pasa Sustainable Agriculture. Building healthy soil is a foundation of organic farming, and knowing more about what works helps everyone…

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April 2021 News & Policy Updates for the Organic Industry

The National Organic Standards Board meeting is coming soon, with its oral comment period full to bursting. For over five years, Wolf & Associates has advocated for professional support for the National Organic Standards Board, and we’re pleased to see it on the agenda.
A refresher on the purpose of the Sunset process would also be appropriate. The goal is not to whittle down the lists, but to ensure farmers have access to the widest possible set of materials that meet the evaluation criteria…

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