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Get on board with GRO Organic

Expect a call tomorrow from OTA Board President Melissa Hughes who will be updating you on OTA’s Organic Check-Off effort, and urging you to get on board to add your name to the list of public supporters. If you haven’t already signed up as a public supporter, you will be encouraged to visit GROorganic.net or […]

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Last chance to save on #OrganicWeekDC registration!

Early bird registration for OTA’s Policy Conference and Hill Visit Days ends this week. Take advantage of the special discount registration now and you’ll have a week full of advocacy and education to look forward to this Spring. This is your time to gather with colleagues and make a difference for organic. There are so […]

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USDA’s Ag Outlook Forum includes organic agriculture

USDA’s annual Agricultural Outlook Forum for the first time will include a session on the outlook for organic agriculture. The theme of this year’s Outlook Forum this Thursday and Friday in Arlington, VA, is “Transforming Agriculture: Blending Technology and Tradition.” The Thursday afternoon organic outlook session, to be moderated by OTA’s Executive Director/CEO Laura Batcha, […]

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Organic dairy and meat higher in omega-3 fatty acids

Two new studies out of Newcastle University using state-of-the-art meta-analysis techniques confirm that organic dairy and meat offer a better fatty acid profile than their conventional counterparts. The papers, published in the British Journal of Nutrition, show that organic milk and meat contain about 50 percent higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids—beneficial for lowering the […]

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Help us share the good news!

OTA has created a social media kit to help you share the exciting new from the recent Newcastle University studies with your social networks. Please use the graphic and suggested posts to help generate buzz around this news.

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OTA weighs in on cover crops

An article in The New York Times this past Sunday on how conventional farmers are starting to see the value of cover crops has prompted OTA to respond. OTA explained that cover crops have always been a vital part of organic agriculture, and how it is gratifying to see conventional farmers follow what is an […]

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Organic panel discussion addresses supply

A workshop on “Scaling Up Organic” last week at EcoFarm was highlighted in a recent story from The Packer. Session panelists included Laura Batcha, CEO and Executive Director of OTA, Ken Cook, President of the Environmental Working Group, and Mark Lipson a partner at Molino Creek Farming Collective and recent Organic and Sustainable Agriculture Policy […]

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Final chance to take part in member survey

Don’t miss out on sharing your thoughts with OTA in a short Membership Satisfaction Survey. The results will be used to help shape OTA’s strategic planning at its upcoming retreat in January. Your responses will be kept confidential, and there are only 15 questions to answer. Take the survey now. Respond anonymously, or share your […]

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Your thoughts are needed!

OTA is encouraging its members to take part in a short Membership Satisfaction Survey. The results will be used to help shape OTA’s strategic planning at its upcoming retreat in January. Your responses will be kept confidential, and answering the survey should only take a few minutes.  Take the survey now. Respond anonymously or share […]

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Celebration will be kick-off event at Expo East

Join us for OTA’s annual Organic Leadership Awards Celebration at the Port Discovery Children’s Museum in Baltimore, MD, September 16 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. This epic celebration will host OTA’s annual membership meeting and toast three inspirational leaders—honorees who will receive the Growing the Organic Industry, Rising Star, and Organic Farmer of the Year […]

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