2016 Organic Crops Section

Organic Market Opportunities: perspectives from fresh market produce buyersTanya Murray, Organic Education Specialist, Oregon Tilth, Inc.

Diane Singer, Director of Organic Sales & Marketing, Pacific Coast Fruit
Mike Neubeck, Director of Purchasing at Organically Grown Company
Jeff Smith, Organic Buyer and Jerimiah Traub – Retail Sales Manager, Charlie’s Produce
Chris Harris, Produce Merchandiser/ Local Produce Buyer at New Seasons Market

CROPTIME: managing vegetables and weeds with degree-days Nick Andrews, OSU Small Farms Extension and Ed Peachey, OSU Department of Horticulture

Northern Organic Vegetable Improvement Collaborative & Culinary Breeding Network updateLane Selman, Faculty Research Assistant, OSU Department of Horticulture

Advances in nitrogen management in organic vegetables Dan Sullivan, OSU Department of Crop & Soil Science

Dryland vegetable farmingAmy Garrett, OSU Small Farms Extension

Black Leg and other diseases in Brassica crops – Cindy Ocamb, OSU Department of Botany & Plant Pathology

Ohio State University Fact Sheet: Hot Water Treatment of Vegetable Seeds to Eradicate Bacterial Plant Pathogens in Organic Production Systems

PNW Disease Handbook

Friends of Family Farmers NWHS Listening SessionIvan Maluski, Policy Director, Friends of Family Farmers

Food Safety Modernization Act: update on final rules and next steps Lauren Gwin, Associate Director, OSU Center for Small Farms and Stephanie Page, Oregon Department of Agriculture

FDA Fact Sheet on the Preventive Controls for Human Food Rule:                                          http://www.fda.gov/downloads/Food/GuidanceRegulation/FSMA/UCM461834.pdf

FDA Fact Sheet on the Produce Rule:                                                                    http://www.fda.gov/downloads/Food/GuidanceRegulation/FSMA/UCM472887.pdf

FDA summary of how water testing requirements were chosen:                                      http://www.fda.gov/downloads/Food/GuidanceRegulation/FSMA/UCM473335.pdf

FDA Flowchart showing who is covered/not covered by the Produce Rule:                    http://www.fda.gov/downloads/Food/GuidanceRegulation/FSMA/UCM472499.pdf

NSAC’s two blog posts on the Produce Rule:                                                     http://sustainableagriculture.net/blog/produce-rule-analysis-part-1/ http://sustainableagriculture.net/blog/produce-rule-analysis-part-2/