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Missing the train on organic

The July 17 edition of Farm Futures includes an article entitled “Missing the train on organic,” exploring how many Midwest farmers have been slow to convert acres despite red-hot demand for organic. Recounting the experience of TJ Shambaugh who farms near Cerro Gordo, IL, the article points out how organic can work for transitioning farmers […]

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Organic in the Americas open house

The Inter-American Commission for Organic Agriculture (ICOA), which comprises the organic authorities of countries of the Americas, is currently holding its annual meeting through July 21 in Portland, Oregon. The week’s activities are planned and hosted by the Organic Trade Association. In June 2008, the Ministers of Agriculture of the Western Hemisphere created ICOA for the purpose of […]

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Board election enters final week

The Organic Trade Association’s Board of Directors election is now underway, with voting taking place through Wednesday, July 26. If you are the voting contact for your company, please make sure to cast your ballot. You may either send back the paper ballot OR use your unique voting code to fill out the electronic ballot. […]

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Organic in the Americas annual meeting + open house

The Inter-American Commission for Organic Agriculture (ICOA), which comprises the organic authorities of countries of the Americas, is holding its annual meeting  July 15-21 in Portland, Oregon, planned and hosted by the Organic Trade Association. In June 2008, the Ministers of Agriculture of the Western Hemisphere created ICOA for the purpose of contributing to the further development […]

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Famers Advisory Council expands

The Organic Trade Association’s Farmers Advisory Council has expanded its producer roster with the addition of two additional membership-based organic organizations that together represent almost 1,200 certified organic producers in 15 states stretching from the Mid-Atlantic and Southern U.S. to the Midwest. The newest members to the council are Pennsylvania Certified Organic and Georgia Organics. […]

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Time to vote in Board election

Ballots for the Organic Trade Association’s Board of Directors election have been mailed to the official representative of each trade member company. Voting is now taking place through July 26. If you are the voting contact for your company, please make sure to cast your ballot. You may either send back the paper ballot OR […]

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Anti-fraud task force focus of coverage

The Fresh Fruit Portal website features an article about the Organic Trade Association’s Global Organic Supply Chain Integrity Task Force set up to address concerns about organic supply chain vulnerability prompted by fraudulent imports that violated U.S. organic regulations. The task force, which now numbers approximately 35 Organic Trade Association members, is one of the […]

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Look for your Board election ballot

It is election season at the Organic Trade Association. Ballots for the Board of Directors election were mailed Monday to the official representative of each Trade member company. Voting will take place July 6 through July 26. If you are the voting contact for your company, please make sure to cast your ballot. You may […]

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Ten new members join in June

Organic Trade Association members drive our work each day. We are pleased to welcome the following new Trade members into Organic Trade Association’s membership during June: Ever Organics LLC, GreenFare Organic Cafe, I Was Thinking, Shenandoah Valley Organic LLC, and Thrive Market. We also welcome Organic Trade Association’s new non-voting Business Associate members BioFarmer Organics […]

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Taking part at IFT Food Expo

The Organic Trade Association this week has been attending the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting and Food Expo. Today, a morning session entitled “Developing Organic and Natural Ingredients for Use in Organic Products” featured speakers Gwendolyn Wyard (Organic Trade Association’s Vice President of Regulatory and Technical Affairs), Kim Dietz (Senior Manager of Environmental, Natural […]

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