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Organic Trade Association statement on USDA termination of Organic Check-off

*MEDIA STATEMENT*Maggie McNeilmmcneil@ota.com(202) 403-8514Alt Phone: (202) 615-7997 Washington , DC US  (May 11, 2018) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s action to terminate the rulemaking process to establish a national research and promotion program for organic (aka “Organic Check-off”) reflects a pattern of holding back forward progress on organic by USDA. The $50 billion organic sector offers […]

Organic Trade Association statement on USDA termination of Organic Check-off

*MEDIA STATEMENT*Maggie McNeilmmcneil@ota.com(202) 403-8514Alt Phone: (202) 615-7997 Washington , DC US  (May 11, 2018) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s action to terminate the rulemaking process to establish a national research and promotion program for organic (aka “Organic Check-off”) reflects a pattern of holding back forward progress on organic by USDA. The $50 billion organic sector offers […]

Maturing U.S. organic sector sees steady growth of 6.4 percent in 2017

Organic Trade Association survey puts 2017 organic growth rate at 6 times the pace of overall food marketMaggie McNeilmmcneil@ota.com(202) 403-8514Alt Phone: (202) 615-7997 Washington , DC US  (May 18, 2018) —  American consumers in 2017 filled more of their grocery carts with organic, buying everything from organic produce and organic ice cream to organic fresh juices […]

Maturing U.S. organic sector sees steady growth of 6.4 percent in 2017

Organic Trade Association survey puts 2017 organic growth rate at 6 times the pace of overall food marketMaggie McNeilmmcneil@ota.com(202) 403-8514Alt Phone: (202) 615-7997 Washington , DC US  (May 18, 2018) —  American consumers in 2017 filled more of their grocery carts with organic, buying everything from organic produce and organic ice cream to organic fresh juices […]

Organic Trade Association applauds Sen. Baldwin for introducing bill to boost global organic trade oversight

*MEDIA STATEMENT*Maggie McNeilmmcneil@ota.com(202) 403-8514Alt Phone: (202) 615-7997 Washington , DC US  (May 23, 2018) — The Organic Trade Association on Wednesday applauded Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) for introducing the Organic Farmer and Consumer Protection Act, which would make significant strides to improve the oversight of global organic trade, create a level playing field for American organic farmers, […]

Organic Trade Association applauds Sen. Baldwin for introducing bill to boost global organic trade oversight

*MEDIA STATEMENT*Maggie McNeilmmcneil@ota.com(202) 403-8514Alt Phone: (202) 615-7997 Washington , DC US  (May 23, 2018) — The Organic Trade Association on Wednesday applauded Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) for introducing the Organic Farmer and Consumer Protection Act, which would make significant strides to improve the oversight of global organic trade, create a level playing field for American organic farmers, […]

Organic Trade Association presents Organic Champion Award to Rep. Rodney Davis

Congressman honored during trade association’s annual Policy ConferenceMaggie McNeilmmcneil@ota.com(202) 403-8514Alt Phone: (202) 615-7997 Washington , DC US  (May 24, 2018) — As part of its annual Policy Conference today, the Organic Trade Association recognized Congressman Rodney Davis (R-IL) for his excellence in advancing organic agriculture through public service with the 2018 Organic Champion Award. “Congressman Davis has […]

Organic Trade Association presents Organic Champion Award to Rep. Rodney Davis

Congressman honored during trade association’s annual Policy ConferenceMaggie McNeilmmcneil@ota.com(202) 403-8514Alt Phone: (202) 615-7997 Washington , DC US  (May 24, 2018) — As part of its annual Policy Conference today, the Organic Trade Association recognized Congressman Rodney Davis (R-IL) for his excellence in advancing organic agriculture through public service with the 2018 Organic Champion Award. “Congressman Davis has […]

Organic Trade Association kicks off pilot project to deter organic fraud

Unprecedented effort by organic stakeholders will cover the entire organic supply chainMaggie McNeilmmcneil@ota.com(202) 403-8514Alt Phone: (202) 615-7997 Washington , DC US  (May 24, 2018) — The Organic Trade Association on Thursday announced the kick-off of a groundbreaking pilot project by the organic industry to prevent and detect fraud in the global organic system.  The far-reaching three-month pilot […]

Organic Trade Association kicks off pilot project to deter organic fraud

Unprecedented effort by organic stakeholders will cover the entire organic supply chainMaggie McNeilmmcneil@ota.com(202) 403-8514Alt Phone: (202) 615-7997 Washington , DC US  (May 24, 2018) — The Organic Trade Association on Thursday announced the kick-off of a groundbreaking pilot project by the organic industry to prevent and detect fraud in the global organic system.  The far-reaching three-month pilot […]