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05 May, 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...


04 May, 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...


04 May, 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;...


04 May, 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...


04 May, 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...


01 Apr, 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...


31 Mar, 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...


13 Feb, 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...


23 Dec, 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,...


17 Nov, 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...


22 Sep, 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...


19 Sep, 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...


24 Jun, 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...


15 May, 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...


02 May, 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...


29 Apr, 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...


08 Apr, 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...


12 Mar, 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...


26 Feb, 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...


15 Jan, 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...