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Jan 20, 2016, 11:00 ET Organic Trade Association, Textile Exchange join forces to advance organic fiber

 The Organic Trade Association (OTA) and Textile Exchange (TE) have announced an important collaboration to strengthen the North American...


Dec 16, 2015, 12:00 ET Organic trade pacts are a net positive for all parties, new study finds

Since 2009, the United States has entered into international accords with Canada, the European Union and major Asian trade partners to promote the...


Nov 20, 2015, 12:42 ET OTA export promotion investment yields high returns for organic

 By the time Andy Wright displayed his organic barbeque sauces at the big Anuga Food Show in Germany this fall, he'd already participated in...


Nov 09, 2015, 11:40 ET Organic Trade Association sponsors first-ever Organic Day in Japan

The first-ever Organic Day in Japan had something for everyone: an organic "market" showcasing hundreds of American organic products, a briefing...


Nov 02, 2015, 11:11 ET Federal advisory board approves OTA petitions to tighten and improve organic standards

Rarely has so much been on the plates of the 15 volunteers charged with deciding what organic producers and processors can have in their toolbox....


Oct 21, 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....


Oct 12, 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...


Sep 15, 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)...


Feb 12, 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...


Feb 09, 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...


Jan 08, 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...


Dec 29, 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...


Dec 16, 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...


Dec 03, 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...


Nov 06, 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...


Oct 21, 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...


Oct 02, 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...


Sep 26, 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...


Sep 24, 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 –...


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...