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Your chance for topnotch organic education

The All Things Organic Conference organized by the Organic Trade Association at Natural Products Expo East in September will offer important information and discussions. The conference takes place Thursday and Friday, September 14-15, at the Baltimore Convention Center. Speakers will address a range of topics from protecting supply chain integrity to ideas around increasing the […]

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Seeking measures to prevent fraudulent organic products

In a letter this past Friday to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, Organic Trade Association Executive Director/CEO Laura Batcha requested that USDA adopt a risk-based approach to assessing and reporting potential fraud to the organic trade to better allow the action needed to prevent fraud before it occurs. The letter asks that USDA heighten […]

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Federal Reserve, USDA recognize organic in new report

The U.S. Federal Reserve Board of Governors and U.S. Department of Agriculture have unveiled a new report, Harvesting Opportunity: The Power of Regional Food System Investments to Transform Communities, recognizing organic as having significant and long-lasting economic benefits to local communities. The report compiles research and essays to explore how the growing popularity of locally […]

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Your trade association board in action

Want to see your trade association’s Board of Directors at work? You have the opportunity on Wednesday, September 13, when the Organic Trade Association’s Board will be meeting in conjunction with Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore, MD. Organic Trade Association members are welcome to attend and observe with the exception of any Executive Session. […]

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“Thanks” to donors like you

The Organic Trade Association’s Annual Fund campaign has reached $881,760 toward the $1 million goal. We have extended the Annual Fund its deadline in order to meet this goal. Please pledge support of the 2017 Annual Fund Campaign and join the many Trade Association members who have contributed this year! The Organic Trade Association extends […]

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Last day to vote

Today is the last day to cast votes in the Organic Trade Association’s Board of Directors election. 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. The Organic Trade […]

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Look for us at PCO’s FarmFest!

The Organic Trade Association will be taking part in the Pennsylvania Certified Organic’s (PCO) FarmFest later this week. The event this Friday and Saturday, July 28-29, at the Grange Fairgrounds in Centre Hall, PA, will feature Tom Beddard of Lady Moon Farms as the keynote speaker, live music, family activities and educational workshops, demos and […]

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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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