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A spotlight on organics is an opportunity for all of us

June 19, 2017

I read with interest last month’s Washington Post article about shipments of corn and soybeans from Turkey that arrived in the United States labeled organic, but that clearly were not.

OTA weighs in on modernizing NAFTA

June 13, 2017

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) weighed in with a comment to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative to support modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Canada and Mexico. In its written comment, submitted on June 12, 2017, OTA pointed out the importance of NAFTA to U.S.

USDA pulls organic importer certification from Turkish company Beyaz Agro after fraud questions

June 2, 2017

Because Beyaz Agro has not appealed the April 28, 2017 Notice of Noncompliance and Proposed Revocation, Beyaz Agro’s organic certification is revoked.

Organic Industry Leaders Want More Regulations and Research

June 1, 2017

 The organic food industry is booming and leaders in our community are continuing the conversation. Representative Peter DeFazio hosted a discussion Thursday at local organic business, So Delicious. 

Jayson Werth gave a great speech about organic farming (and coyote pelts)

May 25, 2017

“This is really not my forte,” Jayson Werth told the Organic Trade Association’s 2017 Policy Conference Wednesday afternoon in downtown D.C. “I’d actually feel more comfortable facing Mariano Rivera in the World Series than standing up here right now. And I haven’t got any hits off that guy, ever.”

Americans are eating more organic food than ever, survey finds

May 24, 2017

Americans are buying more organic food and household products than ever, according to a new survey.

The research — released Wednesday by the Organic Trade Association, the nation’s leading organic industry group — offers a glimpse into how the market is developing and where there is the greatest demand for organic products.

OTA issues a response to "Monkey Cage' analysis in the Washington Post

May 23, 2017

In response to the “Monkey Cage” analysis by Jason Kuo published on May 22 in the Washington Post, the Organic Trade Association reiterates its original response (below) to the May 13 story "The labels said 'organic,' but these massive imports of corn and soybeans weren't" and adds the following:

OTA issues a response to Washington Post story on imports

May 15, 2017

In response to the May 13 Washington Post article entitled “The labels said ‘organic,’ but these massive imports of corn and soybeans weren’t,”, the Organic Trade Association calls on the U.S.

OTA issues a response to Washington Post story on dairy

May 3, 2017

In response to a story in the Washington Post on May 1 by reporter Peter Whoriskey titled “Why your ‘organic’ milk may not be organic,” the Organic Trade Association issu

Organic pioneer named Ag Woman of the Year

May 2, 2017

Tonya Antle has been named the Ag Woman of the Year by Monterey County's Ag Against Hunger.