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Jan 05, 2010, 11:40 ET

The Organic Trade Association Opens Its First D.C. Office

The Organic Trade Association (OTA), headquartered in Greenfield, Massachusetts, has opened its first Washington, D.C., office in the Hall of...

Sep 17, 2009, 16:53 ET

Organic Trade Association Welcomes New National Organic Program Head

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) today expressed delight at the selection of Miles McEvoy as the new Deputy Administrator of the U.S....

Jul 16, 2009, 15:03 ET

Consumers Ask Ohio Governor to Repeal Emergency Rule on Dairy Labeling

Thousands of consumers in Ohio are urging their governor to repeal an emergency rule that takes away their rights to receive truthful information...

Jul 04, 2009, 12:40 ET

Media Alert: Organic Label Remains Trustworthy and Relevant

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) and its members are organic advocates. We believe in, support, and advocate for the integrity of the organic...

Jun 17, 2009, 12:48 ET

Historic Signing Finalizes Equivalency Agreement Between U.S. and Canada

USDA Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan, today in her keynote address at the Organic Trade Association (OTA)'s All Things Organic(TM) Conference...

Jun 16, 2009, 14:52 ET

New Study: Nearly Three-Quarters of U.S. Families Buy Organic Products

Tightening their spending habits amid economic uncertainty, U.S. families, however, are not giving up their purchases of organic products. In fact,...

Jun 03, 2009, 14:14 ET

Organic Trade Association (OTA) Appeals Ohio Decision on Dairy Labeling

Consumers and organic farmers want truthful messages about the avoidance of synthetic hormones The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is...

May 11, 2009, 09:00 ET

Organic Pioneers to Receive Organic Trade Association's Highest Honor, the Organic Leadership Award

Fresh on the heels of announcing double-digit growth for the organic industry, the Organic Trade Association (OTA) has named the recipients of its...

May 05, 2009, 16:56 ET

Organic Trade Association Welcomes USDA Announcement for $50 Million in Funding for Organic Food Production

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) today expressed delight that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is offering $50 million in new funding...

May 04, 2009, 12:33 ET

Kathleen Merrigan to Speak at All Things Organic(TM) in June

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) today announced that Kathleen Merrigan, USDA's Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, will give a keynote address at...

May 04, 2009, 12:30 ET

Why Is Organic Worth It for You?

Organic Institute Conducts Search for Consumer Ambassador as Industry Marks 17 Percent Sales Growth Deadline for Submissions Extended;...

May 04, 2009, 09:00 ET

U.S. Organic Sales Grow by a Whopping 17.1 Percent in 2008

U.S. sales of organic products, both food and non-food, reached $24.6 billion by the end of 2008, growing an impressive 17.1 percent over 2007...

May 04, 2009, 09:00 ET

Organic Trade Association Releases Its 2009 Organic Industry Survey

U.S. sales of organic products, both food and non-food, reached $24.6 billion by the end of 2008, growing an impressive 17.1 percent over 2007...

Apr 01, 2009, 12:02 ET

In Search of the Next Organic Idol: Organic Industry Launches National Hunt for Spokesperson

No Celebs Allowed: The Organic Institute Seeks Everyday Consumer for First-Ever Spokesperson Are you a dad choosing organic food to nourish your...

Mar 31, 2009, 15:51 ET

Organic Left Standing as the Gold Standard for Consumers Looking to Avoid Food Produced With Synthetic Growth Hormones

Federal court rules that truthful information regarding organic production practices may not be explicitly shared with consumers on product labels...

Mar 26, 2009, 14:43 ET

Organic Trade Association Praises Talks on Organic Equivalency Agreement Between U.S. and Canada

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) today expressed support and encouragement for the Canadian and U.S. governments in their efforts to reach an...

Feb 13, 2009, 15:13 ET

Organic Trade Association Applauds New Canadian Organic Regulations

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) in Canada is pleased to see the significantly amended Organic Products Regulations (OPR) published in today's...

Dec 23, 2008, 08:45 ET

U.S. Land Devoted to Organic Production Increases

Organic Trade Association research details organic cotton production U.S. acreage planted with organic cotton increased for second straight year,...

Nov 17, 2008, 10:23 ET

Organic Trade Association Launches Unprecedented Marketing Initiative to Promote Organic

As the longstanding voice of leadership in the $23.6 billion organic industry, the Organic Trade Association (OTA) http://www.ota.com today...

Sep 22, 2008, 01:00 ET

Organic Trade Association Names New Executive Director

GREENFIELD, Mass., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Organic Trade Association (OTA) has appointed a new executive director. Christine...