Send an Organic Message to Congress

Send an Organic Message to Congress

Send a message to your representatives that you support the NOSB’s decision to uphold aquaponics’ and hydroponics’ Organic eligibility Click here for a Sample letter to […]

Making the case for hydroponics and aquaponics as USDA organic certified

Making the case for hydroponics and aquaponics as USDA organic certified

A look back at how the Coalition for Sustainable Organics has worked to keep hydroponics and aquaponics as USDA organic-certified production methods. Originally published in […]

No changes to organic standards for containers, hydroponics and aquaponics

No changes to organic standards for containers, hydroponics and aquaponics

National Organic Standards Board Rejects Recommendation to Remove Container, Hydroponic and Aquaponic Production Methods from Eligibility for USDA Organic Certification. The members of the NOSB […]

USDA to ban hydroponic, aquaponic and aeroponic techniques from organic certification

USDA to ban hydroponic, aquaponic and aeroponic techniques from organic certification

Crops Subcommittee of National Organic Standards Board Sends Forward Formal Recommendation to Ban Hydroponics, Aquaponics and Aeroponics While Proposing Limits on Other Forms of Container […]

Coalition for Sustainable Organics Testifies at Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry

Coalition for Sustainable Organics Testifies at Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry

Theo Crisantes, VP Wholesum Harvest, Recommends Improvements to Organic Policy Washington, DC, July 13, 2017 – Theo Crisantes Vice President of Operations for Wholesum Harvest and […]

National Organic Standards Board spring meeting summary from the Coalition for Sustainable Organics

National Organic Standards Board spring meeting summary from the Coalition for Sustainable Organics

By Lee Frankel and the Coalition for Sustainable Organics “Conflicted” is the most common sentiment of National Organic Standards Board members moving forward on the issue […]

2018 Farm Bill is Enormous Opportunity for Urban Agriculture

2018 Farm Bill is Enormous Opportunity for Urban Agriculture

By Brian Filipowich, Director of Public Policy at The Aquaponics Association About every five years the Federal Government passes a massive, far-reaching “Farm Bill” with the main […]

NOSB Crops Subcommittee Preparing to Release Discussion Document on Role of Hydroponics in USDA Organic Program

NOSB Crops Subcommittee Preparing to Release Discussion Document on Role of Hydroponics in USDA Organic Program

The Crops Subcommittee of the National Organic Standards Board voted to release in time for the Spring 2017 NOSB meeting a discussion document for organic […]

Taking Stock in Seedstock: Recap of the Grow Local O.C. Conference 2016

Taking Stock in Seedstock: Recap of the Grow Local O.C. Conference 2016

In my last blog, I wrote that going forward I would be more investigative and more objective in my examination of my subjects and subject […]

End of the Line for Hundreds of Organic Growers?

End of the Line for Hundreds of Organic Growers?

Coalition for Sustainable Organics Opposes Recommendation to Revoke Certifications for Greenhouses and Other Containerized Growing Facilities SAN DIEGO, Calif., September 27, 2016 – The Crops […]

National Organic Standards Board Crops Subcommittee Releases Recommendation to Eliminate Hydroponics from USDA Organic Certification

National Organic Standards Board Crops Subcommittee Releases Recommendation to Eliminate Hydroponics from USDA Organic Certification

The US Department of Agriculture recently released the Recommendations and Discussion Documents late yesterday for the November meeting of the National Organic Standards Board. A […]

Organic Farmers Should Be Allowed to Grow Organic Produce in Containers, Consumers Overwhelmingly Agree

Organic Farmers Should Be Allowed to Grow Organic Produce in Containers, Consumers Overwhelmingly Agree

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – More than 91 percent of consumers that purchase organic produce favor the current U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy that allows […]