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Oct 29, 2007, 01:00 ET

The Organic Trade Association Hails Preliminary Research Findings Showing Nutritional Benefits of Organic Products

GREENFIELD, Mass., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Organic Trade Association (OTA) today hailed preliminary findings from a four-year...

Oct 25, 2007, 01:00 ET

Senate's Farm Bill Draft Includes Organic Provisions

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Senate Agriculture Committee today approved its version of the Farm Bill that included...

Dec 27, 2006, 00:00 ET

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

GREENFIELD, Mass., Dec. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. acreage planted to organic cotton in 2005 increased 14% from that planted the previous year,...

May 31, 2006, 01:00 ET

Cold Organic Coffee Perfect for Hot Summer Days

GREENFIELD, Mass., May 31 /PRNewswire/ -- To help coffee drinkers switching from hot to cold coffee during the hot summer months, the Organic...

May 07, 2006, 01:00 ET

Organic Sales Continue to Grow at a Steady Pace

CHICAGO, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Preliminary findings from the Organic Trade Association's (OTA's) 2006 Manufacturer Survey released today at...

Apr 26, 2006, 01:00 ET

OTA: Proposed Rule Offers Clear Resolution to Issues Raised by Lawsuit

GREENFIELD, Mass., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Organic Trade Association (OTA) today commended the U.S. Department of Agriculture for its...

Jan 09, 2006, 00:00 ET

Get Smart About Organic Labels

GREENFIELD, Mass., Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- With organic industry growth continuing at a steady pace of nearly 20 percent per year, new organic...

Jan 04, 2006, 00:00 ET

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

GREENFIELD, Mass., Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. acreage planted to organic cotton in 2004 gained ground from that planted the previous year,...

May 09, 2005, 01:00 ET

Organic is Taking Hold Across Mainstream Retail Channels

CHICAGO, May 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Gourmet chocolate bars, super premium ice cream and decadent candies; unique nut butters and preserves; bountiful...

Jan 25, 2005, 00:00 ET

Organic Trade Association Looks Forward to Working With New Ag Secretary to Further the Organic Program

GREENFIELD, Mass., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The Organic Trade Association (OTA) today said it looks forward to working with Mike Johanns, the new...

Dec 28, 2004, 00:00 ET

U.S. Organic Cotton Production Drops Despite Increasing Sales of Organic Cotton Products

GREENFIELD, Mass., Dec. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. organic cotton production in 2003 dropped to less than half that recorded for 2001, the Organic...

Dec 22, 2004, 00:00 ET

Ring in a Healthful New Year with Organic Snack Foods

GREENFIELD, Mass., Dec. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- After decking the halls with decadent holiday treats, consumers look to healthier choices for the New...

Dec 02, 2004, 00:00 ET

Organic Trade Association Addresses FDA Report Finding Perchlorate in Conventional and Organic Milk and Lettuce

GREENFIELD, Mass., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- On November 26, 2004, the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) published initial...

Nov 18, 2004, 00:00 ET

Organic Trade Association Thanks Outgoing Ag Secretary

GREENFIELD, Mass., Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Organic Trade Association (OTA) today commended outgoing Secretary of Agriculture Ann M. Veneman...

Oct 20, 2004, 01:00 ET

Organic Trade Association Warns that Expansion of Genetically Engineered Crops Continues to Threaten Consumer Choice

GREENFIELD, Mass., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- A study released today by the National Center for Food and Agricultural Policy describes genetically...

Aug 30, 2004, 01:00 ET

Survey: Farmers Want Strict Organic Standards Maintained

GREENFIELD, Mass., Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Farmers taking part in a survey conducted by the Iowa State University Organic Program in...

Jun 10, 2004, 01:00 ET

USDA Takes First Steps to Rebuild Dialog with the Organic Industry

GREENFIELD, Mass., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has taken a first step to rebuild dialog with the organic...

May 26, 2004, 01:00 ET

OTA Praises USDA Secretary for Taking Gigantic Step to Save Organic Standards

GREENFIELD, Mass., May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Organic Trade Association today praised U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman for...

May 21, 2004, 01:00 ET

OTA Warns USDA Process Sets Dangerous Precedent

GREENFIELD, Mass., May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The process used by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in developing several new policies...

May 03, 2004, 01:00 ET

2004 Manufacturer Survey: Organic Product Sales Show Strong Growth

CHICAGO, May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. organic food and non-food sales grew by approximately 20 percent during 2003, to reach $10.8 billion,...