Hand over wheat field in early summer evening.

U.S. legislators consider boosting rural economic development through organic agriculture

OrganicBiz staff Two U.S. legislators have put a bipartisan bill before Congress that would promote organic agriculture as a rural development tool. Representatives Sean Duffy (R-WI) and Peter Welch (D-VT) have introduced the Organic Farmers Access Act, which would expand eligibility for organic production in certain rural development programs and help enable organic agriculture to […]

Ontario bill would create organic regulations

By John Greig OrganicBiz staff A Private Members’ Bill to be introduced in the Ontario legislature intends to bring the province’s organic sector into line with much of the rest of the country. Two opposition members of provincial parliament (MPPs) from opposite ends of the political spectrum, are teaming up to sponsor the bill, called […]