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Job Announcement: Organic Certification Specialist

Baystate Organic Certifiers is operated by Massachusetts Independent Certification, Inc. (MIC).  MIC is a non-profit business incorporated in the state of Massachusetts, dedicated to sustainable agriculture and food certification, organized as a 501(c)3 corporation. MIC is dedicated to providing affordable certification services to farms using...
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APHIS GE Petunia Notice

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services (APHIS) recently learned that several varieties of petunias genetically engineered (GE) to produce various hues of orange, red and purple colored flowers have been imported into the United States from Africa, Asia, Central America,...
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USDA Publishes 2017 Sunset Review Notice

USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service is announcing the renewal of 187 substances on the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List) to conclude the 2017 Sunset Review. The new sunset date for these substances is March 15, 2022. These substances are used in organic...
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Finding Success in the Organic Marketplace

Debunking the Myths: Finding Success in the Organic Marketplace Watch farmers provide their firsthand experiences on going through the process of organic certification and dispelling the common misplaced worries about too much paperwork or the costs being too expensive. For more videos on...
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