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July 12, 2012

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) has selected Gary Hirshberg of Stonyfield Farm and Zea Sonnabend of CCOF to receive its prestigious Organic Leadership Awards for 2012.

Time for organic food and farming to take its well-deserved seat at the table in the 2012 Farm Bill debate
June 12, 2012

The Obama Administration yesterday released a report on rural communities and businesses, highlighting the tremendous value of the organic sector as part of our nation’s diverse agricultural economy. The report, prepared by the Council of Economic Advisers, the White House Rural Council, and the U.S.

May 22, 2012

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) congratulates its strategic partner CCOF Inc. and its long-standing member Oregon Tilth on the announcement of their planned merger, expected by Oct. 31, 2012.

May 10, 2012

 With the release of the Canadian Organic Aquaculture
Standard on May 10, Canadian consumers will now have the opportunity to choose
certified organic farmed seafood including finfish, shellfish and aquatic plants.

Thousands more jobs created than in conventional food
April 25, 2012

Producing U.S. foods organically creates thousands more jobs than if that food were produced using conventional agricultural methods, according to a new economic study released today here at the Organic Trade Association’s (OTA’s) Policy Conference. The report, “2010 Impacts of the U.S.

Organic Trade Association’s 2012 Organic Industry Survey shows continued growth
April 23, 2012

Driven by consumer choice, the U.S. organic industry grew by 9.5 percent overall in 2011 to reach $31.5 billion in sales.

Presentation takes place during OTA’s Policy Conference & Hill Visit Days
April 12, 2012

Congressman Sam Farr (D-CA), a member of Congress since 1993 and a major supporter of the organic sector for more than three decades, will be awarded the Organic Trade Association’s (OTA’s) Public Servant Award during OTA’s Policy Conference & Hill Visit Days here in D.C. later this month.

New National Survey Shows Majority of Americans United on Labeling of Genetically Engineered Food
March 27, 2012

Just Label It

Herbicide and pesticide applications in conventional ag leave toxic legacy
February 16, 2012

A recently published study by researchers at Dartmouth College has called into question the presence of arsenic in some organic products.

The world’s two largest markets for organic food expand organic market access
February 15, 2012

NUREMBERG, Germany, and WASHINGTON, D.C. – At a press event today at BioFach Germany, European Commissioner Dacian Cioloş for the European Union’s (EU) Agriculture and Rural Development and Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan of the U.S.

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