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Non-organic milk tests positive for illegal antibiotics, high levels of growth hormones  and controversial pesticide contaminants
June 26, 2019
Milk is an important part of the human diet. It provides protein, fat, calcium and vitamin D, and for the youngest members of our population, it is especially critical as a main source of many nutrients. But not all milk is created equal.
 
Event will bring together U.S. produce operations with international customers
June 13, 2019

Next month, the Organic Trade Association will host its first-ever buyers mission at the annual Organic Produce Summit on July 10-11 in Monterey, California. This can’t-miss event for the organic produce sector is the only show in the U.S.

Organic stakeholders gather for brainstorming and frank discussions
May 31, 2019
The Organic Trade Association promised to look at the world of organic a little differently at its 2019 policy conference, and it kept its word.
 
*MEDIA STATEMENT*
May 22, 2019

The Organic Trade Association applauds the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee for releasing a draft bill on Wednesday that includes increased funding for the National Organic Program and protects organic dairy farmers by requiring a final rule on the Origin of Livestock.

Organic Trade Association recognizes two members of Congress for their advocacy for organic
May 21, 2019

The Organic Trade Association on Tuesday honored two members of the U.S. House of Representatives for their important bipartisan advocacy on behalf of the organic sector.

Sales hit a record $52.5 billion as organic becomes mainstream, says Organic Trade Association survey
May 17, 2019

Clean, transparent, fresh, sustainable. Environmentally friendly, animal humane, high quality, social activism. Those traits are all identified with organic, and in 2018 they all helped push organic sales to unprecedented levels. The U.S.

Organic stakeholders will gather in D.C. to talk politics, trends, challenges, and more
May 8, 2019

From an insider’s look into the upcoming presidential race, to opportunities for organic with the legalization of industrial hemp, to how organic can be accessible and affordable for more of our changing population and still fetch a fair price for producers, the Organic Trade Association’s

Buoyed by record funding, activities are targeting hottest markets for U.S. organic
April 29, 2019

The Organic Trade Association’s export promotion program closed the first quarter of 2019 with a flourish, and is beginning the second quarter in an equally robust way.

Organic Trade Association’s Organic Week D.C. looks at organic’s environmental benefits
April 17, 2019

The phrase “ecosystem services” is a new way to talk about a well-established idea: that organic agricultural systems protect natural resources (including air, soil and water), and help to mitigate climate change by sequestering carbon and reducing greenhouse gas pollution.

Organic Trade Association member stresses importance of strong organic standards
April 11, 2019

Nate Powell-Palm might not be a farmer now if it were not for organic. The organic Montana farmer told members of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture on Wednesday that the organic way of farming has given him and other farmers the opportunity to use sustainable agricultural practices, earn premium prices for their crops and stay in farming – and flourish – as a result.

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