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21 Oct, 2015, 12:42 ET Organic social media festival finds millions eager for the facts

 Fact: You can eat organic on a budget. Fact: Organic agriculture can help feed the planet. Fact: There are proven health benefits of organic....


12 Oct, 2015, 09:44 ET Organic Trade Association showcases American organic at Milan World's Fair

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...


15 Sep, 2015, 13:06 ET Organic Trade Association targets organic opportunities with state agricultural directors

 Organic Trade Association Executive Director and CEO Laura Batcha told the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA)...


12 Feb, 2015, 15:57 ET Organic Trade Association showcases U.S. organic at international trade show

 German Food and Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt wandered over to the Organic Trade Association's (OTA's) spacious display area at this...


09 Feb, 2015, 14:44 ET U.S organic cotton acreage seen highest in almost 20 years

 Despite grappling with tight seed supplies, persistent weeds and a shortage of seasonal labor, U.S. organic cotton growers are...


08 Jan, 2015, 11:41 ET Montana Organic Association joins OTA's Farmers Advisory Council

 In a move to elevate the voice of the western organic grain farmer and better connect the organic sector with key organic grain growers and...


29 Dec, 2014, 00:01 ET Make 2015 an Organic Year

2014 was the year of science supporting the benefits of organic food and farming: for human health, pollinator health, and the health of the...


16 Dec, 2014, 13:11 ET Organic Trade Association claims hard-won victory in check-off exemption for organic

 The Organic Trade Association (OTA) applauded the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) announcement today of a proposed rule to exempt...


03 Dec, 2014, 16:00 ET Organic Trade Association gears up far-reaching strategy for 2015 to boost exports

If Taka Yamaguchi has his way, athletes competing in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo will be eating organic—an ambitious plan that more...


06 Nov, 2014, 16:09 ET Industry innovation spurs Organic Trade Association move to tighten organic standards

 Acting on extensive feedback and input from its members, the Organic Trade Association (OTA) on Thursday filed two petitions with the National...


21 Oct, 2014, 14:17 ET Organic Trade Association reaching out to more organic farmers

The Franklin family has been farming in southern Vermont for nine generations. A family operation with one son helping full-time and two others...


02 Oct, 2014, 17:47 ET Early findings of Harvard, Northeastern research show organic's benefits

Members of The Organic Center's Board of Trustees gathered at Harvard University this week for their annual retreat and for scientific briefings on...


26 Sep, 2014, 15:43 ET Organic social media festival reaches more than 15 million consumers

 A mom shared a picture of her toddler watering their organic vegetable garden, a college student asked about the stringency of organic...


24 Sep, 2014, 17:05 ET The Organic Center tops crowdfunding goal in its fight against citrus disease

Thanks to donations ranging from $5 to as large as $5,000, The Organic Center has raised $20,417 through its first-ever crowdfunding drive –...


18 Sep, 2014, 19:10 ET Organic leaders assess strategic challenges now and in future

 The state of the organic industry is thriving, filled with opportunities on a host of fronts but faced with challenges on many, said Organic...


18 Sep, 2014, 00:05 ET Melissa Hughes of Organic Valley to lead OTA's Board of Directors

Melissa Hughes of Organic Valley/CROPP Cooperative was tapped on Wednesday as the new president of the Organic Trade Association's Board of...


12 Sep, 2014, 11:08 ET State agricultural directors hosted by the Organic Trade Association

Organic Trade Association Executive Director and CEO Laura Batcha told the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) Friday...


10 Sep, 2014, 14:11 ET OTA to highlight key organic issues at Natural Products Expo East

It's been a busy year for the organic industry. Record sales in the United States, intensifying competition for the attention of the increasingly...


03 Sep, 2014, 08:40 ET Organic thought leaders team up to get out organic message

 It's party time at the Organic Trade Association. For 10. Straight. Days. And everyone's invited. September is "Organic Month," and OTA and...


07 Aug, 2014, 10:37 ET Three organic visionaries to receive 2014 Organic Leadership Awards

A pioneer and tireless teacher of the organic way for more than 40 years, an organic farmer dedicated to making his farming operation a compelling...