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July edition of The Organic Scoop now available

Today, The Organic Center has posted and distributed the latest edition of its monthly newsletter, The Organic Scoop. This edition includes the American Medical Association’s latest position on antibiotic use in agriculture, research reaffirming the nutritional benefits of organic tomatoes and the benefits of organic agriculture to birds, and more. In addition, it highlights The […]

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Making organic crop insurance more relevant

U.S. Department of Agricultures (USDA’s) Risk Management Agency (RMA) recently released a report outlining its progress in making crop insurance more relevant and attractive for organic producers since the 2008 Farm bill required it to develop price elections for organic crops. Currently there are organic price elections for 16 crops, but these are not available […]

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Applications sought for citrus disease research funding

USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is seeking applications for FY 2014 Specialty Crop Research Initiative/Citrus Disease Research and Extension grants. The program is to conduct research and extension activities, technical assistance and development activities to combat citrus diseases and pests, both domestic and invasive, and provide support for the dissemination and commercialization […]

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Making inroads with FAC Summit outcomes

During the May 2014 Farmers Advisory Council (FAC) Summit at OTA’s Policy Conference, the group developed an idea of studying the factors that affect the trends of organic acreage conversion as its top priority. OTA staff is now actively working on developing a research project involving universities and agricultural economists to delineate forces that foster […]

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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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Organic Agriculture Research Symposium call for papers

The Organic Agriculture Research Symposium invites proposals for research paper presentations immediately before the 2015 Organic Farming Conference organized by the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES). The deadline for submissions is June 30. Researchers conducting cutting edge research on organic agriculture are encouraged to submit papers and present their findings at the symposium on […]

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More parents choosing organic for their kids, says OTA study

OTA’s U.S. Families’ Organic Attitudes & Beliefs 2014 Tracking Study, which surveyed more than 1,200 households in the United States with at least one child under 18, found that eight out of ten American families have bought organic products one or more times in the past two years. In nearly half of those families, concern […]

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Organic’s benefits more than skin deep

The Organic Center has posted a blog in response to those who suggest that buying organic is less important for fruits and vegetables that can be peeled. Pesticides don’t stop at the peel. While the peel can act as a barrier that slows pesticide absorption, some pesticides can penetrate deep into the fruit or vegetable […]

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U.S. organic sales surpass $35.1 billion

U.S. sales of organic products jumped to $35.1 billion in 2013, up 11.5% from last year, and experienced the fastest growth rate in five years, according to OTA’s 2014 Organic Industry Survey. “Consumers are making the correlation between what we eat and our health, and that knowledge is spurring heightened consumer interest in organic products,” […]

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2014 Organic Industry Survey now available

For more than a decade, OTA’s Organic Industry Survey has been 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. The survey report includes a detailed analysis of the market performance […]

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