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May 14, 2022

Permaculture Food Forests Planning, Growing and Enjoying Year Round Abundance An Applied Permaculture Practicum in Santa Cruz & Surrounding…

November 3, 2021

Are you a farmer or rancher in the Sacramento region planning to retire, and wondering what will happen to your land and business? Thinking about the…

October 2, 2021

Permaculture is an ethically based whole-systems design approach that uses concepts, principles, and methods derived from ecosystems, nature…

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July 26, 2021 | Article

On June 25, 2021, the National Organic Program (NOP) issued a final rule to add three substances to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List): oxalic acid dihydrate, pullulan, and collagen gel. The final rule is effective July 26, 2021, and can be found in the Federal Register.

Oxalic acid dihydrate is added to §205.603 as an allowed synthetic for use as a pesticide in organic…

July 26, 2021 | Blog

Join Gwendolyn Wyard, vice president of regulatory and technical affairs at the Organic Trade Association (OTA), for a listening session on organic hemp at 2:00 p.m. PDT on August 5. 

OTA would like to hear from the organic hemp sector about the challenges, barriers, and opportunities that are unique to certified organic production and handling and the organic certification process. Participants will have an opportunity to learn more about the work of the Organic Trade Association and to share their views on how we can best support the growth of organic hemp production and hemp…

July 19, 2021 | Blog

The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) generally meets twice each year in a public forum to discuss and vote on recommendations to the USDA.…

July 19, 2021 | Blog

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is now accepting proposals for the 2021 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP). This one-time additional funding from the federal government to state departments of agriculture addresses COVID-19 impacts on the food system.

The SCBGP funds projects that improve the performance of California specialty crops within local, domestic, national, and international markets. Eligible applicants include nonprofit and for-profit organizations; local, state, federal, and tribal government entities; and public and private colleges and…