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Top 5 -yesterday
- What is the status of tomato brown rugose fruit virus in Europe?
- “Our ToBRFV-resistant variety has been preferred by our producers in wide areas since 2020"
- 2022 Year Overview: 10 stories on greenhouse expansion
- "Greek producers, who also purchase their plants from Spanish nurseries, have reported the same quality issue in strawberry plants as Spanish producers"
- New horticultural lighting technical requirements launched
Top 5 -last week
Top 5 -last month
- Zambia: "We produce 5,000 units of lettuce per week, per tunnel, year-round"
- UK growers stop planting and put nurseries on sale amidst energy crisis and labor shortage
- "You can't grow on water without lights"
- "High-tech farmer AppHarvest is running out of money"
- German family company switches from tomato cultivation to hydroponic lettuce
Coalition for Sustainable Organics Congratulates Miles McEvoy for his Distinguished Service
USDA National Organic Program deputy announces retirement
Lee Frankel, the executive director of the CSO, stated that “The Coalition appreciates the leadership of Miles McEvoy in increasing communication between the USDA and the industry, creating prompter enforcement, establishing a database of certified operations, and embracing the diversity of the organic community.
Miles thanked the organic agriculture sector and specifically expressed his appreciation to the “thousands of organic farmers, ranchers, processors, handlers, and traders that produce, process and distribute organic products all over the world. Your work supports biodiversity, protects soil and water quality, and brings economic vitality to many communities; the certifiers and inspectors that verify that organic standards are met and enforce the standards when they are not; and consumers who choose organic and thereby support organic producers, handlers and organic agriculture.”
The CSO strongly supported Miles embrace of diversity within the organic sector. Specifically, Miles stated that “The organic world is diverse from many perspectives. Organic food is produced in diverse environments, from temperate climates to deserts to tropical rainforests. Organic farms and processors have developed a diversity of practices that comply with the organic standards and organic principles. Embracing this diversity of production is critical as the organic sector grows. Organic farms comes in all sizes and shapes. All types of people of varying cultural, religious and political perspectives participate. It is critical that we embrace organic diversity in all its size, shape and color.”
In addition, Miles also stated in his vision for the future, “Organic food should be available to everyone from the cities to the countryside. We need all systems and scales of production to transform the agricultural system.” This idea aligns closely with the vision of the CSO where “everyone deserves organics” through the expansion and inclusion of sustainable practices, including the use of containers.
The USDA has not established a firm time table for when a replacement will be named. Jenny Tucker, the current Associate Deputy Administrator for the past 6 years, will serve as the Acting Deputy Administrator.
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Other news in this sector:
- 2022-11-01 Organic consumption holds up if the supply range is extended
- 2022-10-18 Organic Grower Summit 2022 announces Grower of the Year
- 2022-09-23 Texas A&M AgriLife research to improve organic spinach production
- 2022-08-09 Cost Share Organic Certification Fee application period still open
- 2022-07-07 Revamped baby leaf containers to debut at Organic Produce Summit
- 2022-02-24 Consultants in organic farming get to the heart of the matter with growers
- 2022-02-01 U.S. organic produce sales top $9 billion in 2021
- 2021-10-27 Canadian greenhouse grower expands organics program
- 2021-09-27 Organic shoppers demand sustainable packaging
- 2021-09-21 Greenhouse growers present on Organic Produce Summit
- 2021-09-16 The UK horticulture conference created by growers for growers is back!
- 2021-06-03 Booth registration opens for Organic Grower Summit
- 2021-06-01 Pinduoduo embarks on first-of-its-kind study into plant-based meats
- 2021-05-07 Organic pak choi grown in good Dutch soil
- 2021-04-26 The World Food Innovation Awards awards the Monterosa tomato as the best natural and organic product
- 2021-04-23 Strategic organic partnership carries over to upcoming show
- 2021-04-01 "A coherent strategy for organic is essential"
- 2021-03-31 "There are wonderful sustainable initiatives, they are just not organic"
- 2021-03-22 Judge rules: This lettuce can be organic
- 2021-03-08 Regulatory changes expected to restrict smaller companies’ ability to provide beneficial microbes