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Posted on Tuesday September 19, 2017

USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is seeking input from stakeholders to prioritize agricultural science research, identify gaps in programming, and determine which programs are redundant or underperforming. As part of this, the agency will hold four in-person listening sessions in different regions of the country to help outline what priorities NIFA should […]

Posted on Thursday September 14, 2017

Kim Dietz of The J.M. Smucker Company has been elected President of the Organic Trade Association’s Board of Directors by her fellow Board members. Other officers announced at the trade association’s Annual Meeting in Baltimore yesterday afternoon are Melissa Hughes of Organic Valley as Vice President, Marci Zaroff of Under the Canopy/MetaWear as Secretary, and […]

Posted on Thursday September 14, 2017

The Organic Trade Association today is releasing the findings of its latest survey on the organic attitudes of U.S. families. The new and expanded survey shows that Millennials are big buyers of organic, and that becoming a parent will only deepen the strong affinity for organic shared by this powerful generation. For the first time […]

Posted on Thursday September 14, 2017

The Organic Trade Association yesterday announced it is filing a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture in response to the agency’s delay in implementing the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) regulation, more commonly known as the organic animal welfare regulation. The trade association is taking this legal action to ensure that the government […]

Posted on Thursday September 14, 2017

On Monday, long-time leader of the National Organic Program (NOP) Administrator Miles McEvoy announced plans to step down from his position at the end of the month and return home to the state of Washington. In his letter addressed to the Organic Community, McEvoy said he wants to return to the Northwest to spend more […]