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More than two-thirds towards our goal

OTA’s Annual Fund campaign has reached $744,274 toward the $1 million goal. OTA extends a special thank you to Honest Tea, which has gone above and beyond to provide Leadership Circle support in 2017. In addition, we thank the following for pledging their early support to this year’s Annual Fund: Cascade Specialties, Chino Valley Ranchers, […]

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OTA Sunset Surveys underway leading up to NOSB

The spring 2017 National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) meeting will be April 19-21 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Denver, CO. The detailed agenda and meeting materials are scheduled to be posted today. This meeting will begin the 2019 Sunset Review of several fertilizers, pest control products, livestock treatments and non-organic ingredients currently allowed for use by certified organic operations. The allowance […]

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Everything you need to submit a check-off comment

The March 20 comment deadline is quickly approaching for the proposed GRO Organic Check-off proposal. The complete text of the proposal is available for review on the Federal Register, or you can find a summary of the program and an excerpt of the proposed regulation here. OTA staff is ready to work with you to write a detailed comment […]

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In case you missed it

Civil Eats published a well-balanced article on the proposed organic check-off when USDA first published it in the Federal Register last month. The piece by Sarah Shembus outlines background information leading up to the proposal, and how the program has been designed to address critical challenges for organic. It also summarizes how the organic check-off […]

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Nearly two-thirds of the way and counting…

The Organic Trade Association’s Annual Fund campaign has reached $650,389 toward its $1 million goal. OTA extends a special thank you to Clif Bar & Co. and Wholesome!® who have gone above and beyond to provide Leadership Circle support in 2017. In addition, OTA thanks the following for pledging their early support to this year’s Annual […]

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Tally surpasses the half way mark

OTA’s Annual Fund campaign has reached $568,312 toward the $1 million goal. OTA extends a special thank you to Driscoll’s for providing Leadership Circle support in 2017. In addition, we thank the following for pledging their early support to this year’s Annual Fund: Clarkson Grain Company, Doguet’s Rice Milling Company, Eco-Bags Products, Flavor and Fragrance […]

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Support continues to grow

OTA’s Annual Fund campaign has reached $485,680 toward the $1 million goal. OTA extends a special thank you to the following companies that donated this past week: Clif Bar & Company, Organic Valley, and Smucker Natural Foods. In addition, we thank the following for pledging their early support to this year’s Annual Fund: Healthy Beverage, […]

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Be part of OTA’s 2017 Annual Fund

The Organic Trade Association’s Annual Fund campaign kicked off in January, and we are happy to report that we have already raised 42 percent toward our $1 million goal through the support of our generous donors. With $423,078 already raised, OTA and COTA are positioned to make this another positive and productive year for the organic […]

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Annual Fund Donor recognition

OTA extends a special thank you to the following companies that have gone above and beyond to provide Leadership Circle support in 2017: Annie’s Inc., Applegate, CCOF Inc., Earthbound Farm, National Cooperative Grocers, New Hope Network, Stonyfield Farm, WhiteWave Foods Co and UNFI! In addition, we thank the following for pledging their early support to […]

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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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