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Session to look at U.S.-Canada organic equivalence

Among the All Things Organic sessions at Natural Products East will be one exploring the future of the U.S.-Canada organic equivalence arrangement. Canada is the U.S.’s foremost organic trading partner due in no small part to the ground-breaking equivalence arrangement signed between the two nations in 2009. It was the first such equivalency arrangement worldwide [...]

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International trade briefing

Don’t miss out on a dynamic international trade briefing and discussion planned from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Friday, September 19, in Room 303 at the Baltimore Convention Center. Join Bob Anderson (OTA’s International Trade Advisor), Monique Marez (OTA’s Senior International Trade Manager), and Nate Lewis (OTA’s Senior Crops and Livestock Specialist) for an update on [...]

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Sustainability Innovations highlighted at All Things Organic

Organic is arguably the world’s most sustainable agricultural system. Beyond creating organic products, some companies have initiated sweeping programs to analyze and improve corporate sustainability. Join us for a panel discussion – Lessons in Sustainability – on Thursday, September 18th from 9:30-10:45 a.m. in room 315 of the Baltimore Convention Center to hear case studies [...]

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An incredible education track

As part of Natural Products Expo East, OTA will deliver a one-of-a-kind conference program with critical information on the issues that impact your organic business. From the state of the organic industry to defining non-GMO under the organic regulations, this year’s line-up is sure to spark conversation. Check out the full All Things Organic conference schedule for [...]

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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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All Things Organic Conference call for 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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OTA activities at Expo East a rousing success

Organic activities organized by OTA at Natural Products Expo East this past week brought members together to celebrate, mark milestones, discuss trends, and hear from leaders about a wide range of topics related to organic agriculture, markets and trade. Members in attendance witnessed the signing of the historic organic equivalency arrangement between Japan and the [...]

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Signing of U.S.-Japan organic equivalence arrangement

Officials from Japan and the United States announced the signing of an organic equivalence arrangement between the two countries in ceremonies Sept. 26 at Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore. As a result, certified organic products as of Jan. 1, 2014, can move freely between the United States and Japan. Read OTA’s press release.

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Celebrating Organic Leadership Award winners

OTA’s Annual Awards Celebration took place on Wednesday, September 25, at the Baltimore Museum of Industry. The celebration honored OTA’s 2013 Organic Leadership Awards recipients Arran and Ratana Stephens of Nature’s Path Foods with the Growing Organic Industry Award, Kyle Mathison of Stemilt Growers with the Organic Farmer of the Year Award, and Karen and Colin [...]

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Organic PAC at the ballpark was a win-win!

Organic PAC was the beneficiary of a successful fundraiser at Camden Yards on Thursday, September 26. The private suite was filled with industry supporters enjoying stadium fare and the company of their colleagues while rooting for the Baltimore home team. Guests relaxed and enjoyed an exciting game that included four home runs by the Orioles  [...]

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