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Crops and livestock expert will develop organic producer engagement
April 9, 2014

Nathaniel (Nate) Lewis this past week joined the staff of the Organic Trade Association (OTA) as its Senior Crops and Livestock Specialist. Lewis most recently served as Organic Certification Coordinator at the Washington State Department of Agriculture’s (WSDA’s) Organic Program.

March 12, 2014

The Organic Center’s (The Center’s) Annual VIP Dinner, held Friday evening, March 7, in conjunction with Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, CA, raised over $500,000 for the work of the non-profit research and education organization.

Launch coincides with industry’s largest gathering of retailers
March 6, 2014

The Organic Trade Association today launched its newest communications platform –The Organic Market Basket – a twice monthly e-newsletter that is offered at no cost for retailers. The announcement was made as an estimated 60,000 attendees gathered here for Natural Products Expo West.

Organic-Approved Antibiotics Sunsetting – Report Aims to Help Growers Keep Certification
March 3, 2014

 

Unveils new online resources and hosts global buyers meetings at EXPO West
February 28, 2014

Determined to secure the ongoing success of the global organic trade market that is projected to reach $100 billion by 2015, the Organic Trade Association (OTA) will launch online resources essential to the global organic i

Researcher to receive organization’s prestigious Award of Excellence
February 18, 2014

The first recipient of The Organic Center’s (The Center’s) newly established Award of Excellence will be recognized in March at the organization’s annual VIP Dinner held in conjunction with Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, CA.

Seed improvement, the GOTS label, and popularity of “Made in the USA” bode well for sector
February 18, 2014

Looking at the status of U.S. organic cotton production, the2012 and Preliminary 2013 U.S.

Years of advocacy for organic priorities grow recognition for the sector
February 4, 2014

The Senate’s passage of the Agricultural Act of 2014 today clears the way for the bill to proceed to President Obama for final sign-off into law. The legislation, adopted by the House of Representatives on Jan.

Years of advocacy for organic priorities grow recognition for the sector
January 29, 2014

The House of Representatives’ passage of the Agricultural Act of 2014 this morning clears the way for the Senate to consider the bill, which includes numerous priorities the Organic Trade Association (OTA) has been seeking for more than two years.

January 8, 2014

These data confirm what numerous peer-reviewed studies have shown: that organic products have significantly lower rates of pesticide residues, while the few products that do show trace chemicals are at much lower levels than the average for conventional produce.

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