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Sep 18, 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...

Sep 18, 2014, 00:05 ET
Melissa Hughes of Organic Valley named president of the Organic Trade Association (PRNewsFoto/Organic Trade Association)

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...

Sep 12, 2014, 11:08 ET
NASDA Organic Breakfast Menu Hosted by OTA (PRNewsFoto/Organic Trade Association)

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...

Sep 10, 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...

Sep 03, 2014, 08:40 ET
Organic-Palooza open to all (PRNewsFoto/Organic Trade Association)

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...

Aug 07, 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...

Jul 01, 2014, 12:00 ET

Organic Trade Association welcomes U.S.-Korea agreement

The Organic Trade Association (OTA)  today welcomed a new organic equivalency arrangement between the United States and Korea, saying it...

Jun 26, 2014, 14:53 ET
Aversion to GMOs becoming driving factor to buying organic. (PRNewsFoto/Organic Trade Association)

Aversion to GMOs becoming driving factor to buying organic

 Of all the thoughts that race through the mind of a mom or dad as they do the weekly grocery shopping and decide whether to put an organic or...

Jun 23, 2014, 00:01 ET

International market analyst Monique Marez joins Organic Trade Association Team

 Monique Marez this week joins the staff of the Organic Trade Association (OTA) as its Senior Manager for International Trade. Marez most...

Jun 19, 2014, 00:01 ET

Parents willing to pay the premium for organic food, survey shows

No two ways about it. Organic food usually costs a little more than non-organic. But a new study shows that an increasing number of American...

Jun 16, 2014, 00:01 ET
Concern about their children's health is a driving force behind parents' decision to purchase organic products. (PRNewsFoto/Organic Trade Association)

More parents choosing organic for their kids, says new study

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill may be fighting over the standards of the lunches being served to American children in schools, but in households across...

May 22, 2014, 17:32 ET

Organic farmers hone in on supply issues at OTA Policy Conference

The voice of organic farmers rang loud and clear at this year's Organic Trade Association's Annual Policy Conference in discussions convened by...

May 21, 2014, 16:00 ET
Kingdom of Bhutan shares story on commitment to go 100% organic (PRNewsFoto/Organic Trade Association)

Kingdom of Bhutan shares story on commitment to go 100% organic

The tiny Himalayan country of Bhutan may be one of the smallest nations in the world, but its recent decision to convert its agricultural...

May 21, 2014, 11:25 ET
Organic Industry honors Sen. Stabenow with Public Servant Award (PRNewsFoto/Organic Trade Association)

Organic Industry honors Sen. Stabenow with Public Servant Award

Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan was awarded the Organic Trade Association's (OTA's) Public Servant Award on Wednesday for her outstanding and...

May 20, 2014, 00:01 ET
We're Organic Infographic. (PRNewsFoto/Organic Trade Association)

OTA Annual Policy Conference to Address Key Organic Issues

Key players in the North American organic industry will find a full plate of issues to digest when they gather in Washington, D.C. for the Organic...

May 15, 2014, 00:01 ET

American appetite for organic products breaks through $35 billion mark

 American consumers have not had their fill of organic products yet. In fact, sales of organic products in the United States jumped to $35.1...

Dec 31, 2013, 11:53 ET

Resolve to go organic in 2014

The Organic Center's 10 New Year's Resolutions to last a lifetime What is a New Year's Resolution you can make today that can last a...

Dec 11, 2013, 17:03 ET
Choose Organic.  (PRNewsFoto/Organic Trade Association)

FDA starts process to cut back antibiotic overuse in livestock

Organic offers clear choice, now, for those seeking foods produced without antibiotics  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today...

Dec 03, 2013, 14:40 ET
The Science and Value of Organic.  (PRNewsFoto/Organic Trade Association)

The Science and Value of Organic

Eating Organic for a Family of Four for $25/Day or Less – 7 Helpful Tips + 3 Great Recipes Think a family on a budget can't eat all...

Sep 26, 2013, 13:08 ET
U.S. and Japanese officials sign organic equivalency agreement.  (PRNewsFoto/Organic Trade Association)

United States and Japan today sign organic equivalence arrangement

Marks first U.S. organic arrangement in Asia, and first-ever without organic standards exceptions  Officials from Japan and the United...