The Regenerative Organic Certification is open to organic producers certified by USDA, but it sets a higher bar for soil health and animal welfare and adds standards for social fairness for farmers and workers.
Chobani is investing in its third round of start-up food companies across the country, and Clif Bar
USDA said the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices rule exceeds the department’s statutory authority.
The Organic Trade Associations says it will continue to fight USDA over its failure to implement the
Oregon natural foods producer looks to expand overseas market.
Minnesota-based General Mills wants to double its organic acreage by 2020 and to cut greenhouse gas emissions 28 percent by 2025.
Farmers in southwest Idaho will begin growing out heirloom corn seed this year for a project that could lead to value-added niche opportunities for small- and medium-scale farmers.