Starting this month, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will be reaching out to U.S. organic producers for its five-year update on the organic industry. This update is arguably the most comprehensive source of data on organic farming in the United States, with both governmental and non-governmental decision-making being heavily influenced by its findings and analyses. The most recent survey was conducted in 2015.

Tracey Chow

Yesterday, Wednesday, December 11, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5038, the Farm Workforce Modernization Act (FWMA), by a vote of 260 to 165, with 226 Democrats and 34 Republicans supporting the legislation. The bill now moves to the Senate where it must be taken up by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell with the support of President Trump.

Cory Lunde

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