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On the organic trail: Organic Week focuses on sales trends, hemp

June 5, 2019

Hemp offers great potential for organic, as almost all is grown conventionally, but some states are more open to the product than others.

Let Organic Be Organic - Op Ed by Laura Batcha, Organic Trade Association

May 20, 2019

More than 200 leaders from organic businesses, farms, and ranches of all sizes from all regions of the country are coming to Washington this week with one goal in mind: Repair the organic public-private partnership and halt the bureaucratic foot-dragging that is stymieing this vibrant industry.

LIVE streaming from Organic Week conference

May 16, 2019

It’s time to double-down on big ideas and better solutions. In the backdrop of the nation’s capital, join us LIVE ON FACEBOOK at the epicenter of culinary creativity for a collaborative event about the future of organic. We’ll explore leading-edge thinking, discuss bold strategies, and take incremental steps to advance policy and private sector solutions.

Report Details Overall Benefits of Organic Production

March 26, 2019

A new report that was recently released aggregates information from more than 300 peer-reviewed, scientific studies that highlight the auxiliary benefits of organic production.  The Roadmap to an Organic California: Benefits Report is the first offering from the California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) Roadmap to an Organic California project.

GRO Organic gains momentum

March 21, 2019

Undeterred by the USDA's move to stop an organic checkoff program, at Expo West, organic leaders rallied around a voluntary, opt-in checkoff program, GRO Organic and new messaging from Organic Voices.

US organic body launches industry-focused fraud prevention program

March 20, 2019

Assessing ingredients and supply chains for potential fraud, planning to address vulnerabilities and ensure mitigation efforts are effective are all steps in a new company-based anti-fraud program.

Two years in the making, Organic Trade Association launches Anti-Fraud Program

March 18, 2019

The association’s new Organic Fraud Prevention Solutions program, finally out in the wild after a multiyear warmup period, aims to pinpoint potential cases of fraud in the organic supply chain.

Report: Organic Packaged Foods Only ‘Clean’ Option for Consumers

March 6, 2019

Unlike organic packaged foods, conventional packaged food contains thousands of poorly regulated food chemicals, according to a new analysis by the Environmental Working Group.

Where and how will farmers grow our food in 2040?

February 13, 2019

“Adapt or die.”

That saying, made famous in the early 1970s by then-Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz as he encouraged farmers to look for ways to be more efficient and responsive to market signals, still rings true for many in agriculture today

Organic farmers head to hill to ensure Congressional support for anti-fraud and other measures in the Farm Bill

January 30, 2019

Twenty-two organic farmers will visit more than 40 lawmakers and national agriculture organizations on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, next week to ensure new and existing legislators understand the economic benefits of organic, the challenges the industry faces and how quickly implementing key provisions in the 2018 Farm Bill could help the sector thrive.