Tag Archives: National Organic Standards Board

• Job: Madison County looking to hire hops specialist

Job: Madison County looking to hire hops specialist

There’s hope yet for hops in Madison County. The county’s Agricultural Economic Development agency is looking to hire a community educator specializing in hops to ensure Madison County prospers in the increasingly-popular agricultural field of hops. “There’s a lot of momentum around growing hops in New York state and really throughout the Northeast,” AED Specialist […]

• USDA Deals Blow to U.S. Organic Hop Industry

USDA Deals Blow to U.S. Organic Hop Industry

Organic beer may never truly be organic if the USDA has its way. Earlier this month, the USDA’s National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Handling Committee recommended the continued use of non-organic hops in beer labeled organic by denying a petition by the American Organic Hop Grower Association (AOHGA) to remove hops from the National List […]