As former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue begins his confirmation process to become the next Secretary of Agriculture, new Nielsen findings released by the Organic Trade Association (OTA) on Thursday show things have changed in the kitchens of American households across the country, from small towns to the big cities....
The Organic Center is pleased to announce that a research team it is collaborating with has been awarded an important research grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to advance organic rice production in the United States. The grant is funded by USDA’s Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI).
The four women leading the Organic Trade Association’s (OTA) event at the Milan World’s Fair on Thursday represented more than 70 years of food activism—a senior government official in charge of the marketing of billions of dollars of U.S. agricultural products daily and whose massive agency also oversees the U.S.
For the first time, Canada's organic sector will have representation at an influential advisory committee, ensuring organic's needs and concerns are reflected in policies on plant breeding, intellectual property rights and seed.
Canadians are increasingly seeking out healthy food choices, but the array of food labels and claims crowding the marketplace can leave well-intentioned consumers confused and overwhelmed. A new, 90-second video aims to inform consumers about the rigor behind organic certification and the numerous benefits of choosing organic foods.
Melissa Hughes of Organic Valley was chosen Wednesday for the second year in a row to lead as president of the Organic Trade Association’s Board of Directors by fellow Board members. Elected by the OTA membership as an OTA Director in 2013, she is General Counsel and Director of Government Affairs for Organic Valley, the nation’s oldest and largest organic dairy cooperative.
Organic Trade Association Executive Director and CEO Laura Batcha told the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) Monday that state agriculture directors are critical in the creation of much-needed policies that provide more choice and opportunity—including the organic option—in today’s U.S. agricultural system.
In a major drive to educate and inform consumers of the benefits and the facts about organic, the Organic Trade Association (OTA) and dozens of organic brands and industry thought leaders are uniting online Sept.