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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...

Sep 19, 2008, 01:00 ET

Organic Trade Association Deposes Ohio Department of Agriculture Leaders

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Sept. 16, the Organic Trade Association (OTA) filed a reply brief in its suit against...

Jul 28, 2008, 01:00 ET

Organic Trade Association Files a Motion for a Summary Judgment in its Suit Challenging Ohio's New Dairy Labeling Rule

COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Organic Trade Association (OTA), which represents the organic industry in North America,...

Jun 24, 2008, 01:00 ET

OTA's Former Executive Director Named President of IFOAM

GREENFIELD, Mass., June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Katherine DiMatteo, who served as executive director of the Organic Trade Association...

May 15, 2008, 01:00 ET

Organic Trade Association Optimistic About Farm Bill

GREENFIELD, Mass., May 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is pleased that the Farm Bill has passed both the House...

May 02, 2008, 01:00 ET

OTA Congratulates Conference Committee on Farm Bill Work

GREENFIELD, Mass., May 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Organic Trade Association (OTA) today congratulated the Congressional Conference...

Apr 29, 2008, 01:00 ET

2008 Global Food & Style Expo Shines for Exhibitors and Buyers in Chicago

CHICAGO, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 2008 Global Food & Style Expo, held April 27-29 at Chicago's McCormick Place, was a...

Apr 08, 2008, 01:00 ET

Organic Trade Association Reiterates Its Opposition to Ohio's Proposed Action on Dairy Labeling

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 8, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the second time in less than a month, the 1,650-member Organic Trade Association...

Mar 12, 2008, 01:00 ET

Organic Trade Association Opposes Ohio's Proposed Action on Dairy Labeling

COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In written testimony submitted today by its executive director Caren Wilcox, the Organic...

Feb 26, 2008, 00:00 ET

Organic Trade Association Opposes Utah's Proposed Action on Dairy Labeling

SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An Organic Trade Association (OTA) representative today told the Utah Department of...

Jan 15, 2008, 00:00 ET

Organic Trade Association: Organic Will Not Include Food From Cloned Animals

GREENFIELD, Mass., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Organic Trade Association (OTA) today reiterated that meat, milk and other products...

Dec 31, 2007, 00:00 ET

U.S. Organic Cotton Production Trends: U.S. Acreage of Organic Cotton Gains Ground

GREENFIELD, Mass., Dec. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. acreage planted to organic cotton in 2006 increased 14% from that planted the...