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New Farm Bill lays the ground work for Humic Substances
Dec. 21, 2018 – Last week the US House of Representatives passed the Senate Farm bill. Included in the farm bill was key language laying the groundwork for defining “plant biostimulants” in the United States While there is still work to be done with the USDA, this piece of legislation will help provide the framework needed in the agriculture industry to define and shape the biostimulant industry and further the growth of humic substance sales.

Humic Products Trade Association Test Method
July 2018 – ISO Approves HPTA Test Method as an International Standard

Humic & Fulvic Acids – Standardized Test Method Information

California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) considers switching to the HPTA approved test method
November 2017 – HPTA President Russell Taylor’s CDFA Letter
CDFA Example Letter

National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Reviews Humic Acids
June 2017 – Letter from HPTA President Russell Taylor 
October 2017 – HPTA members stepped up and their voices were heard!  Thank you!
The NOSB met late October and voted 15-0 NOT to remove humic acid.  This means it WILL remain on the National list of approved products.

 

2018 INDUSTRY MEETINGS & EVENTS

Acres  2018 Eco-Ag Conference & Trade Show
December 4-7, 2018
Louisville, KY – USA

HPTA Annual Membership Meeting & Election
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 – Thank you for attending!
Elections results will be posted soon.

Green Markets Specialty Fertilizer Global Summit 2018
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Omni Royal Orleans Hotel
New Orleans, Louisiana – USA

 

RESOURCES, PUBLICATIONS & WHITE PAPERS
Journal of Soils and Sediments / Humic Products in Agriculture: Potential Benefits and Research Challenges – a Review

Biochar and Humic Substances: A Comparison

 

HPTA Board Meetings: Teleconferences are generally held the second Tuesday of the month at 2 p.m. Central time.
Upcoming meeting: Monday, October 8th, 2018 – 2:00 pm CT.

November 15, 2010,  HPTA Formation

Humic Products Trade Association Newsletters
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December 2013
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