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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...

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...