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Posted on Wednesday April 26, 2017

On Monday evening, in a vote of 87 to 11, the U.S. Senate confirmed Ervin “Sonny” Perdue III as the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. His main task over the coming year will be working with Congress and coordinating the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) input on the next five-year farm bill, with farm policy set […]

Posted on Wednesday April 26, 2017

The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) met this past week in Denver, CO, for its spring 2017 meeting. Over the course of three days, NOSB, under the leadership of NOSB Chair Tom Chapman, discussed eight proposals, 43 Sunset 2019 inputs and eight discussion documents. NOSB received 2,045 written comments prior to the meeting and listened to […]

Posted on Wednesday April 26, 2017

As members of the organic industry, we root for the farm team. But this year’s OTA Policy Conference has an exciting treat on deck: Washington Nationals’ outfielder Jayson Werth will be a keynote speaker at the May 24 event at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. There, he will discuss his passion for organic food, and the […]

Posted on Wednesday April 26, 2017

Now is your chance to make a lasting impact on the organic sector. Join The Organic Center for the 2017 Organic Confluences Summit May 22-23 and help tackle ways to make organic research count. Add your voice to those of policymakers, researchers, farmers, and industry members as we learn about different pathways for research communication […]

Posted on Wednesday April 26, 2017

For the first time, the Organic Trade Association (OTA) will lead a trade mission to Hong Kong/Macau. Hong Kong is the sixth largest importer of U.S. organic products in the world, and there are no additional organic certification requirements to enter this market. The mission will include a retail tour and market briefing in Macau, retail […]

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