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Batter up for Organic PAC

Interested in being involved in Organic PAC? If so, you have the opportunity Friday, September 19, to spend an evening watching the Baltimore Orioles play the Boston Red Sox from a private suite in Camden Yards. Join us for stadium fare and frosty beverages while viewing the game from left field in a climate-controlled box. [...]

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An organic check-off explained

Twilight Greenaway’s article “Organic Check-off: Is it what’s for dinner?” published June 26 highlights the current discussion on the proposed federal program to collect money from organic producers to use for promotion and industry research for the whole organic sector. The article notes that organic producers have long had to pay into general check-off programs [...]

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Join us for a special session at Expo West

Now that Congress has passed the 2014 Farm Bill, it’s time for the organic sector to officially consider whether an Organic Research and Promotion Program will be in our future. Also known as check-offs, these programs collect funds from producers of a particular agricultural commodity and use these funds to promote and do research on [...]

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The power of a collective research & promotion program

Now that Congress has passed the 2014 Farm Bill, it’s time for the organic sector to officially consider whether an Organic Research and Promotion Program will be in our future. Join OTA for a panel discussion reviewing the options for a program framework on Friday, March 7, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Anaheim [...]

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The power of a collective research & promotion program

Now that Congress has passed the 2014 Farm Bill, it’s time for the organic sector to officially consider whether an Organic Research and Promotion Program will be in our future. OTA’s advocacy efforts successfully removed the legislative barriers preventing the potential program from becoming a reality. Now, USDA is authorized to consider an application for [...]

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Visit OTA’s booth at Expo West

For those attending Natural Products Expo West, make sure to visit OTA’s booth (Booth 2510) to learn more about what’s new at your trade association. Whether you are interested in exploring the potential for an Organic Research and Promotion Program, signing up for OTA’s new e-newsletters including the retailer-focused Organic Market Basket, or checking out [...]

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OTA attends organic farming conference in Montana

Last week, Perry Clutts (OTA Board member and Farmer Advisory Council Chair) and Gwendolyn Wyard (OTA’s Regulatory Director of Organic Standards & Food Safety), attended the Montana Organic Association’s 11th Annual Conference in Kalispell, MT. The three-day conference covered critical topics such as breeding and saving seeds for organic systems, and GMO contamination prevention and [...]

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Weigh in on a potential Organic Research and Promotion Plan

There are many different ideas and experiences regarding a potential cooperative research and marketing program, and we want to make sure you add your voice to the mix. After collecting input from over 500 individuals at 26 webinars and Town Hall meetings over the past 18 months, OTA has consolidated the feedback into a framework [...]

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Shrader named President of Consumer Cooperatives Worldwide

Robynn Shrader, Chief Executive Officer of NCGA, was elected president of Consumer Co-operatives Worldwide (CCW), a sectoral organization within the International Cooperative Alliance. As President, Shrader will work to raise greater awareness of consumer cooperatives and to support the organization’s guiding philosophies. In addition to her work at NCGA and her new role at CCW, [...]

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Share your ideas on options for a framework

After collecting input from over 500 individuals at 26 webinars and Town Hall meetings over the past 18 months, OTA has consolidated the feedback into a framework of options for a potential research and promotion program, and is encouraging all certified operations to weigh in with detailed feedback and preference. There are many different ideas [...]

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