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Join OTA for hot topics in organic produce

At the inaugural Organic Produce Summit in Monterey, CA, in July, the Organic Trade Association will host a three-hour meeting to explore some of the issues shaping the $14.4 billion organic fruit and vegetable space. During this participatory session, we will discuss several topics germane to organic produce. Each conversation will begin with a moderator’s […]

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Nominations due for OTA’s Board of Directors

The Organic Trade Association Board of Directors has unanimously recommended the following slate of candidates for the upcoming 2016 elections to be held this summer: Rick Collins, Vice President of Sales, Clif Bar & Company Doug Crabtree, Owner, Vilicus Farms Melissa Hughes, General Counsel, Organic Valley Paul Schiefer, Director of International and Restaurant Operations, Amy’s […]

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Get the edge at Organic Produce Summit

At the Organic Produce Summit July 13-14 at the Monterrey Hyatt Resort and Spa, Organic Produce Trends – Current Drivers and What to Watch is just one of the fast-paced, information-packed sessions on offer. There, Andrew Mandzy, Nielsen’s Director of Strategic Insights, will outline current global consumer trends. Suzy Badaracco, a toxicologist, chef and nutritionist […]

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Organic Produce Summit Conference details announced

The full lineup of educational sessions for the Organic Produce Summit has been announced. OTA has worked in partnership with the Summit organizers to create a program that explores issues critical to the $14 billion organic fruits & vegetables category. Topics to be discussed include supply, consumer trends and forecasting, merchandising, and the evolving e-commerce […]

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Last call to nominate organic leaders

Want to recognize an organic leader or innovator but haven’t yet submitted a nomination for OTA’s 2016 Organic Leadership Awards? OTA is accepting nominations for these annual prestigious Organic awards that recognize organic individuals who have made a significant difference to organic agriculture, industry and trade. For 2016, the Award categories are Growing the Organic […]

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Sign up for organic cost share workshop

At OTA’s request, USDA is holding an information session and stakeholder workshop on the Organic Certification Cost Share Programs on Thursday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to noon Eastern at the USDA Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Room 108 A, in Washington, D.C. The objective is to share information on the current state of […]

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Organic Produce Summit to showcase $11 billion segment

Registration is now open for exhibitors, retailers and attendees for the inaugural Organic Produce Summit. This first-ever gathering for producers, handlers and other members of the organic produce community will be held July 13-14 at the Hyatt Regency in Monterey, CA. The event will feature a series of educational sessions, speakers, networking opportunities and exhibits […]

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Be part of OTA activities at Expo West

We look forward to seeing many of you at Expo West this week, and hope you can take part in many of the OTA-organized activities. For instance, there will be two important opportunities to engage in the proposed Organic Check-off discussion. The first, on Thursday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.in Anaheim Marriott Grand Ballroom F, […]

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Join the natural claims discussion

OTA and members of its Natural Claims Task Force will be hosting a meeting Friday at noon Pacific time) San Simeon Room B Level 4 of the Hilton to provide membership with an opportunity to learn about our work and the position we are developing in preparation of submitting comments to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration […]

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Not too late for Super Pass discount

OTA is a content partner for the “Cultivating Organic” track at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim next week. The program consists of seven conference sessions—each with an OTA or Organic Center staff or Board member participating. The sessions are: NOSB Update: Spotlight on Sunset List Organic Myth Busting: How Organic Will Feed the World […]

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