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Weigh-in on the future of the Farm Bill

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is encouraging producers and handlers to participate in our Farm Bill survey to provide feedback on new policy priorities for the upcoming 2018 Farm Bill. Major topics that are addressed in the survey include production concerns; marketing, funding, regulatory, research, and extension barriers; and past Farm Bill evaluation. Each survey is […]

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Sign up for webinar on biodiversity conservation in organic

Join eOrganic for a webinar on biodiversity conservation on organic farms October 5 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time. The webinar is free, but advance registration is required. It will feature opportunities for USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service to support producers in the implementation of conservation practices and discuss compliance, and issues related to the National […]

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Organic seed report available

State of Organic Seed 2016, a new report from Organic Seed Alliance, is now available for download. Updating the status of organic seed usage in the United States, the report shows that organic farmers are producing and using more organic seed. However, there is still work to be done, as most organic farmers still rely on […]

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Thank you to our supporters

The Organic Trade Association’s 2016 Annual Fund campaign has reached $906,841. Please consider joining the many other contributors to this effort by supporting OTA’s 2016 Annual Fund Campaign. OTA extends a special thank you to the following organizations for pledging their support: Astral Extracts Ltd, BJE Poultry, BSYD Corporation, CleanDirt Grains & Seeds LLC, Cooper Farms, Enzymology Research […]

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Still time to be part of 2016 campaign

Day in and day out, the Organic Trade Association works to promote and protect organic. We’re a broad industry with varied needs—it takes a strong trade association to stay on top of the issues that can affect our growth. OTA’s Annual Fund supports just that, and is especially important to our regulatory and legislative efforts to proactively […]

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Thank you to our supporters

The Organic Trade Association’s Annual Fund campaign has reached $883,543 toward its $1 million goal. OTA extends a special thank you to the following organizations for pledging their support to this year’s Annual Fund: Bridges Produce Inc., Golden International Dist. Inc., Hesco Inc., Nurture Inc. dba Happy Family, Organic Foods International, Organics Unlimited, Pure Branding […]

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Thank you to our supporters

OTA’s Annual Fund campaign has reached $861,345 toward its $1 million goal. OTA extends a special thank you to Applegate which has gone above and beyond to provide Leadership Circle support in 2016. In addition, we thank the following organizations for pledging their support to this year’s Annual Fund: Attune Foods and MGK. Please consider […]

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Thank you to our supporters

The Organic Trade Association’s (OTA’s) Annual Fund campaign has now reached $834,346–83% of its $1 million goal. It is not too late to give this year. Your donation can help support the vital work OTA is doing in the policy arena, such as OTA’s concentrated effort to derail a threatened animal welfare amendment to the […]

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Costco executives invest in organic fast-food chain

The certified organic fast-food chain The Organic Coup has just raised $7 million in an initial round of financing led by Costco founder and former CEO Jim Sinegal. The money raised will be used to open at least two dozen more restaurants over the next year, according to Business Insider. The chain, which specializes in […]

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U.S. organic sales post new record of $43.3 billion in 2015

The booming U.S. organic industry posted new records in 2015, with total organic product sales hitting a new benchmark of $43.3 billion, up a robust 11 percent from the previous year’s record level and far outstripping the overall food market’s growth rate of 3 percent, according to the Organic Trade Association’s 2016 Organic Industry Survey. […]

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