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California Agricultural Leaders Recognize State Food Producers' Commitment To Antibiotic Stewardship And Organic Production At State Capitol

June 3, 2015

Today, on the heels of the White House calling on food companies, retailers, and human and animal health stakeholders to commit to antibiotic stewardship, the Organic Trade Association and Californiaagricultural leaders met at the State Capitol to acknowledge the influence of California's food producers, including leading poultry producer Foster Farms, in mainstreaming antibiotic-free and organ

Organic agriculture more profitable to farmers

June 1, 2015

A comprehensive study finds organic agriculture is more profitable for farmers than conventional agriculture.

Bringing U.S. Organic Products to International Trade Shows

May 20, 2015

The U.S. organic industry is taking advantage of growing opportunities to market its products in Europe. Thanks to the support of the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), American companies are connecting with a wide array of potential customers at major international trade shows.

Organic industry seeks 'check-off' funds

May 13, 2015

Organic food producers are asking the Agriculture Department to sign off on a "check-off" program that would allow the maturing industry to spend more to educate the public and conduct research.

The number of facilities certified to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) grew by more than 18% last year

May 12, 2015

The number of facilities certified to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) grew by more than 18% last year, from 3085 facilities in 2013 to 3663 facilities in 2014.

Organic food industry to ask USDA for checkoff referendum

May 12, 2015

The organic farming industry says it cannot meet the demand for its products so it will ask USDA to implement an industry-wide vote on a checkoff program that hopefully would raise $30 million a year to fund programs that will help the industry grow.

USDA Clarifies Requirements for Transitioning Dairy Animals into Organic Production; Invites Comments on Proposed Rule

April 27, 2015

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is seeking comments on a proposed rule to clarify the requirements for the transition of dairy animals into organic production.

Organic Trade Association unveils promising stats on industry growth

April 16, 2015

The head of the Organic Trade Association (OTA) told a sold-out conference Wednesday morning that the results of a recent annual survey show “organic has turned a corner.”

Consumers increasingly buy organic products despite high prices, supply shortages in industry

April 16, 2015

The higher price of organic foods and other products doesn't seem to be deterring consumers: Sales jumped 11 percent last year, an industry report says.

U.S. Forced to Import Corn as Shoppers Demand Organic Food

April 16, 2015

A growing demand for organics, and the near-total reliance by U.S. farmers on genetically modified corn and soybeans, is driving a surge in imports from other nations where crops largely are free of bioengineering.