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Organic Trade Association: all over the world and back

January 16, 2015

The Produce News: At two Organic Trade Association-sponsored seminars in Japan in late 2014, more than 100 of that country’s top grocery retail food importers and distributors learned that athletes competing in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo will be eating organic.

USDA considers check-off exemption for organic growers

January 12, 2015

The Packer: The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced a proposed rule to exempt more organic growers and handlers from paying into conventional commodity check-off programs. The check-off programs are traditionally funded by producers of a specific commodity, with funds used for commodity promotion and research.


Improvonia Joins the Organic Trade Association to Improve Access to Organic Products

January 8, 2015

PRNews: Public awareness of the benefits of organic food is growing exponentially, but that alone won't be enough for traditionally niche products to flourish in the restaurant industry. A new app aims to help.

Ten New Year’s resolutions from The Organic Center!

December 24, 2014

2014 was the year of science supporting the benefits of organic food and farming: for human health, pollinator health, and the health of the environment.

OTA defends farm to table Organic label in the Wall Street Journal

December 22, 2014

OTA's Letter to the Editor "The ‘Organic’ Label Means What It Says" was published in the Wall Street Journal on Dec. 21. Regarding Caelainn Barr’s “Boom in Organic Farming Outpaces Regulator” (Marketplace, Dec. 10), the U.S.

Comment now on organic exemption from conventional commodity check-off

December 18, 2014

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) published its proposed rule to exempt more organic farmers from paying into conventional commodity check-off programs on December 16.

USDA Announces Proposed Expansion of the Organic Assessment Exemption

December 15, 2014

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New report shows organic can compete - especially in droughts

December 12, 2014

CNBC: When it comes to groceries, "organic" and "sustainable" usually mean "expensive." But the supposed productivity gaps between organic and conventional farming may be a lot smaller than thought—and organic farming may be especially competitive during droughts like the one currently crushing California's massive agricultural sector.

OTA responds to misleading aerial photos of organic operations

December 11, 2014

OTA: On December 11, The Washington Post published an article entitled “Think your milk and eggs are ‘organic’?

Drop in corn, soybean prices could lure growers to organic

December 10, 2014

THE DES MOINES REGISTER: Organic crops could become more attractive to farmers as low corn and soybean prices prompts them to look for ways to boost their bottom line.