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Be part of OTA’s member news magazine

Does your company have some exciting news to share or a new product offering? The summer edition of OTA’s quarterly news magazine, The Organic Report, is now in production. There are even opportunities to place display advertising or classified ads. The deadline for placing ads or submitting news is July 24. Those signing up for [...]

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Mark your calendars for OTA activities at Expo East

OTA is gearing up for Natural Products Expo East Sept. 17-20 in Baltimore, MD. The All Things Organic Conference Track will present diverse conference sessions, including the perennially popular State of the Organic Industry session, along with numerous opportunities to hear directly from those making news in organic. In addition, OTA will host its Annual [...]

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OTA Annual Meeting will focus on long-term vision

OTA will host its Annual Meeting for its members immediately preceding the Annual Awards Celebration on Wednesday, September 17, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Please join us at Baltimore’s American Visionary Art Museum to discuss Association business and weigh in on a collective vision for the future of the organic sector with OTA Board, staff, and [...]

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OTA Annual Awards Celebration to honor organic visionaries

Start your Expo East trip off with a fun and inspirational event. Plan to join us for OTA’s Annual Awards Dinner at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore on Wednesday, September 17, to celebrate with your colleagues and recognize organic visionaries who are transforming our sector. OTA’s 2014 Organic Leadership Award honorees will be [...]

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Batter up for Organic PAC

Interested in being involved in Organic PAC? If so, you have the opportunity Friday, September 19, to spend an evening watching the Baltimore Orioles play the Boston Red Sox from a private suite in Camden Yards. Join us for stadium fare and frosty beverages while viewing the game from left field in a climate-controlled box. [...]

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Organic seed survey now under way

The Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) is conducting its 2014 organic producer seed survey. The purpose is to assess certified organic crop producers’ attitudes and perceptions regarding organic seed, and to better understand current organic seed usage. This national survey is only conducted every five years to monitor organic seed availability and use, challenges in sourcing [...]

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Suggestions sought for 2017 Ag Census

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking suggestions for the 2017 Census of Agriculture. Conducted once every five years by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), the Census provides detailed data covering nearly every facet of U.S. agriculture down to the county level. NASS released the complete 2012 Census of Agriculture results in May. The [...]

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Mark your calendar for Aug. 19 residue sampling webinar

OTA’s Senior Crops and Livestock Specialist Nathaniel Lewis will host a residue sampling webinar for OTA members on August 19 in collaboration with the International Organic Inspector Association (IOIA). Lewis will cover pesticide residue sampling on organic farms and handling facilities.  Participants will learn how pesticide residue sampling is used as a tool to evaluate [...]

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Get your copy of OTA’s 2014 Organic Industry Survey

OTA’s Organic Industry Survey is the definitive source for information about the business of organic in the United States. The 2014 survey shows that the industry grew at a healthy 11.5 percent to reach $35.1 billion in 2013. It includes a detailed analysis of the market performance of 14 major categories and many more subcategories of [...]

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All Things Organic Conference – Still time to submit your ideas!

This year’s All Things Organic Conference will take place Sept. 18-20 in co-location with Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore. There, OTA will present a slate of educational sessions on topics pertaining to organic. These sessions are offered at no additional cost to show attendees. Past speakers have included thought leaders from industry, academia, government, [...]

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