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2006

June 27, 2006 Organic system designed to encourage healthy farm practices
June 7, 2006 OTA: USDA Moves Ahead with Final Rule
April 17, 2006 OTA 2006 fund campaign raises over $500,000
March 30, 2006 Go Organic for Earth Day
February 9, 2006 New AMS administrator sees organic products first-hand
February 6, 2006 Exploring a New Frontier: All Things Organic™ 2006
February 1, 2006 Organic Trade Association names new executive director
January 23, 2006 Organic Trade Association seeks organic title within next Farm Bill
January 9, 2006 Get Smart About Organic Labels
January 4, 2006 U.S. organic cotton production trends: U.S. acreage of organic cotton gains ground

2005

December 20, 2005 Organic companies take the lead in alternatives to trans fats
December 1, 2005 Trends: Organic Trade Association Envisions Organic Industry of the Future
October 27, 2005 The Organic Trade Association Applauds Congress’ Decision to Restore National Organic Standards
October 24, 2005 Organic Trade Association asks Congress to take action to keep organic standards strong
October 3, 2005 Make this Valentine’s Day Sweeter with Organic Flowers and Chocolate
September 12, 2005 Organic Trade Association's Executive Director to Leave Leadership Role in 2006
September 11, 2005 Bio of Katherine DiMatteo
July 7, 2005 Organic turkeys gobble up attention as the main attraction
May 11, 2005 From Food to Fiber, Innovative Organic Products Were the Buzz at All Things Organic™ in Chicago
May 10, 2005 Star Wars spoof debuts on the Web touting organic food
May 2, 2005 Recent analysis distorts organic market in Canada
May 2, 2005 Organic Trade Association announces 2005-2006 officers
May 1, 2005 Five to receive recognition at Intercot
April 22, 2005 USDA offers policy statements on controversial NOP items
April 12, 2005 Organic Trade Association celebrates 20 years of service
April 6, 2005 Organic Trade Association 2005 Leadership Awards
April 1, 2005 Organic Innovation Takes Center Stage In Chicago
March 24, 2005 OTA 2005 fund campaign surpasses its $500,000 goal
February 21, 2005 Rich Topics and Exciting Speakers at All Things Organic(tm)
February 9, 2005 Make Valentine's Day Sweeter with Organic Flowers and Chocolate
January 31, 2005 Nina Rothschild Utne to be keynote speaker at 2005 All Things Organic Conference and Trade Show
January 27, 2005 Organic Trade Association works to address issues raised concerning national organic standards
January 25, 2005 Organic Trade Association looks forward to working with new Ag Secretary
January 21, 2005 Organic fashion comes of age-Wear Organic!TM to showcase
January 14, 2005 OTA calls audit of National Organic Program's accreditation program

2004

December 28, 2004 U.S. organic cotton production drops despite increasing sales of organic cotton products
December 2, 2004 Organic Trade Association Addresses FDA Report Finding Perchlorate in Conventional and Organic Milk
November 18, 2004 Organic Trade Association thanks outgoing Ag Secretary
November 1, 2004 Celebrating Earth Day the Organic Way
October 20, 2004 Organic Trade Association Warns of Expansion of Genetically Engineered Crops
October 14, 2004 Super Size Me creator will be keynote speaker at 2005 All Things Organic Conference and Trade Show
October 13, 2004 Organic coffee businesses become council of the Organic Trade Association
October 12, 2004 Maria Morgan completes Organic Trade Association's 15-member board
August 30, 2004 Survey: Farmers want strict organic standards maintained
August 16, 2004 Organic Trade Association to collaborate with NSF International
July 15, 2004 Celebrate Organic Harvest Month and back to school with healthful and fun family recipes
July 8, 2004 OTA survey finds organic snack food sales eating away at conventional counterparts
June 10, 2004 USDA takes first steps to rebuild dialog with the organic industry
June 7, 2004 Organic foods offer an alternative to genetic engineering
May 26, 2004 OTA praises USDA Secretary for taking gigantic step to save organic standards
May 21, 2004 OTA Warns USDA Process Sets Dangerous Precedent
May 14, 2004 Organic fashions take the windy city by storm
May 3, 2004 2004 Manufacturer Survey: organic product sales show strong growth
May 2, 2004 Organic Trade Association announces 2004-2005 officers
April 21, 2004 Reports explore South Korean, Mexican markets for U.S. organic products
April 12, 2004 All Things Organic (tm) slated for Chicago turns spotlight on organic products, practices
April 5, 2004 Organic takes center stage in Chicago
April 1, 2004 OTA encourages new regulations for the containment and introduction of GE organisms
March 25, 2004 OTA 2004 fund campaign surpasses 2003 tally
March 16, 2004 Neil Strayer and Nora Pouillon will be honored at All Things Organic(TM)
March 5, 2004 Organic Trade Association and National Wildlife Federation Partner to Promote Organic Practices
March 3, 2004 Wear Organic!™ to showcase organic apparel, textiles at All Things Organic™
February 25, 2004 Contamination of conventional seed with GE material prompts call to protect organic seed
February 23, 2004 Organic Trade Association adopts organic fiber processing standards
February 10, 2004 All Things Organic™ will feature state-of-the-art information
February 2, 2004 International Organic Textile Conference
January 29, 2004 International congress will focus on organic foods
January 13, 2004 Creating a healthy environment starts in your front, and back, yard
January 5, 2004 Organic Trade Association Reminds Consumers that Organic Beef is a Smart Choice

2003

December 18, 2003 All Things Organic™ 2004 program will feature two eminent scientists as keynote speakers
December 2, 2003 Canadian organic regulation needed to further international trade
November 3, 2003 Organic Trade Association Calls on FDA to Base Animal Cloning on Precautionary Principles
October 27, 2003 Survey: Organic wool available, used in consumer goods
October 14, 2003 National Organic Standards are a Success at One-Year Mark
September 24, 2003 OTA will sponsor an October 2 appearance by author Jeffrey Smith
September 16, 2003 Organic Trade Association applauds lawsuits seeking to protect children from pesticides
August 28, 2003 Bill would undermine consumer confidence in organic cosmetics sold in California
August 25, 2003 Organic Trade Association receives "Quality of Life" Award
August 18, 2003 Organic Trade Association Launches "Organic for Kids" Program for "Organic Harvest Month"
August 13, 2003 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2003 Features Organic Fiber Seminar
July 21, 2003 Organic Trade Association Praises U.S.D.A. Report
May 15, 2003 Organic Trade Association announces 2003-2004 officers
May 12, 2003 All Things Organic™ Co-Locates with FMI Show, Fancy Food Show and Produce Expo & Conference in 2004
April 28, 2003 Organic pioneers, the Rodales, will be honored at All Things Organic™
April 23, 2003 New Poll Shows Women Aware of “USDA Organic” Seal
April 16, 2003 ORGANIC COMMUNITY TRIUMPHS!
April 12, 2003 Organic Trade Association says: Congress blunders again...
April 12, 2003 Organic Trade Association calls congressional repeal victory
March 28, 2003 OTA 2003 fund campaign surpasses $400,000 goal
March 19, 2003 POLL FINDS CONSUMERS WANT HIGH STANDARDS FOR ORGANIC
March 17, 2003 ORGANIC TRADE ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES “WEAR ORGANIC!”
March 6, 2003 Organic Industry Launches Major Ad Campaign
February 27, 2003 Organic Trade Association applauds Secretary Veneman’s support
February 26, 2003 Organic community urges Congress to fix organic livestock snafu
February 13, 2003 Special interests attempt to circumvent organic rules
February 12, 2003 OTA says: House proposal would gut organic standards

2002

December 30, 2002 U.S. produces 9,897 bales of organic cotton in 2001
December 9, 2002 ORGANIC TRADE ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES ALL THINGS ORGANIC™ 2003
October 29, 2002 U.S. standards will require action by Canada’s organic sector
October 21, 2002 ORGANIC STANDARDS OPEN NEW ERA OF PUBLIC HEALTH
October 1, 2002 Passion for organic products sparks nearly 6,000 essays
September 19, 2002 DETOX THE WORLD FOR THE CHILDREN
September 16, 2002 All Things Organic™ Conference and Trade Show
August 21, 2002 Organic Trade Association offers online directory of organic exports
June 19, 2002 Organic Trade Association announces 2002-2003 officers
June 4, 2002 Back room dealings threaten stringent organic rules
May 28, 2002 ORGANIC TRADE ASSOCIATION LAUNCHES “THE O’MAMA REPORT”
May 8, 2002 “BUY ORGANIC” IS THE “BUCKLE UP” OF THE NEW MILLENNIUM
May 3, 2002 Organic farmers will be exempt from onerous promotion program assessments
May 1, 2002 ORGANIC TRADE ASSOCIATION SETS FACTS STRAIGHT
May 1, 2002 OTA applauds 2002 Farm Bill for its boost to organic agriculture
April 30, 2002 Four industry leaders will be honored at All Things Organic™
April 29, 2002 USDA accreditation is a milestone toward new organic labels
April 19, 2002 Organic event to draw companies from around the world to Austin
April 1, 2002 OTA 2002 fund campaign reaches $330,000
March 27, 2002 U.S. organic industry applauds equivalency agreement with Japan
March 18, 2002 USDA and Organic Food Industry Group to Cooperate on Resource Conservation Issues
March 8, 2002 Work begins on organic standards for personal care products
February 1, 2002 "Chaordic" founder Dee Hock to speak at All Things Organic™
February 1, 2002 Retailers will learn more about organic at All Things Organic™
January 4, 2002 Sales of organic fiber products continue to grow

2001

December 17, 2001 OTA’s annual organic industry reception slated at Expo West
December 17, 2001 Organic Trade Association will relocate at end of 2001
December 17, 2001 Molly Ivins tops speaker list for All Things Organic™
October 16, 2001 Brochure promotes buying U.S. organic products
October 12, 2001 OTA’s Congressional Education Day moves legislative agenda forward
October 12, 2001 Manufactured organic product sales show strong growth
August 29, 2001 European Union official to visit with U.S. organic industry reps
August 23, 2001 All Things Organic™ will include BioFach America pavilion
August 23, 2001 Organic community celebrates Organic Harvest Month™
July 23, 2001 Organic Trade Association Brings Key Organic Legislative Issues to Congress
June 29, 2001 Learn more about organic products for spas at Spacifically
May 25, 2001 First "All Things Organic™" draws 1,200 to Austin
May 25, 2001 Organic Trade Association selects first woman president
May 1, 2001 Austin will host All Things Organic™ Conference and Trade Show
April 20, 2001 Allen Shainsky, Bill Wolf to be honored at All Things Organic™
April 20, 2001 Three retailers selected as "Big O" merchandising winners
April 19, 2001 May 13-19 is proclaimed "All Things Organic Week"
April 13, 2001 Industry leaders are among "All Things Organic"™ speakers
April 9, 2001 Organic farmers help cut exposure to toxic chemicals
March 30, 2001 Looking for an organic ingredient? Here’s where to go
March 8, 2001 OTA 2001 fund campaign successfully reaches its goal
February 15, 2001 Directory now available for U.S. sources of organic products
February 9, 2001 Organic Trade Association plans "All Things Organic™"
January 19, 2001 U.S. organic products find growing markets overseas
January 19, 2001 Learn the ins and outs of handling organic products
January 12, 2001 Organic cotton acreage grows 15-fold in a decade

2000

December 20, 2000 National organic standards will open markets domestically, globally
December 1, 2000 Directory allows online search for North American organic sources
November 10, 2000 OTA launches 2001 fund-raising campaign
November 2, 2000 Mark your calendars for "All Things Organic" Conference & Trade Show
November 2, 2000 Organic cotton will be touted at Beltwide Cotton Conferences
October 16, 2000 Katherine DiMatteo named to Aquatic Animal Task Force working group
October 16, 2000 Petitions sought for materials not allowed under organic rule
October 6, 2000 Organic Trade Association, IFOAM announce milestone agreement
October 6, 2000 Organic Trade Association selects new officers, board members
September 26, 2000 Organic Trade Association encourages spa industry to choose organic
September 21, 2000 Organic Trade Association publishes directory on the Web
September 21, 2000 Production begins on 2001 Edition of OTA’s Organic Export Directory
September 21, 2000 HealthyEverything.com is OTA’s "Big O" merchandising winner
August 18, 2000 Organic industry gears up for Organic Harvest Month™
August 12, 2000 OTA: ABC’s statement of apology – just a first step
August 8, 2000 OTA: ABC planned apology does not go far enough
July 31, 2000 OTA Applauds EWG’s Exposure of 20/20
July 27, 2000 OTA plans annual dinner at B&O Railroad Museum Roundhouse
July 27, 2000 OTA plans annual meeting at afternoon tea in Baltimore
July 27, 2000 Kathleen Merrigan to receive OTA’s Organic Leadership Award
July 17, 2000 "All Things Organic" is theme for OTA’s Trade Show
July 5, 2000 OTA Seeks ‘Fair and Equitable’ Treatment for Organic Agriculture
June 12, 2000 Organic Trade Association submits detailed comments to USDA
April 20, 2000 OTA Seeks Changes to Proposed Rule for National Organic Standards
April 10, 2000 Chefs and culinary professionals treated to organic fare
March 23, 2000 Organic Trade Association Publishes Organic Fiber Directory
March 7, 2000 OTA Cautiously Optimistic About Proposed Organic Regulations
January 14, 2000 OTA calls for moratorium on using GMOs in agriculture
January 14, 2000 OTA and Sierra Sea Club join forces on organic tastings
January 14, 2000 OTA’s Katherine DiMatteo Is Selected for Trade Advisory Council
January 7, 2000 Organic Fiber Products Moving into the Mainstream

1999

November 3, 1999 OTA 2000 Officers
October 20, 1999 Organic Trade Association Adopts American Organic Standards
October 6, 1999 Listings sought for Directory on Organic Exports and Opportunities
October 6, 1999 OTA to Honor Founder of Arrowhead Mills
October 6, 1999 OTA to Honor Pratt Foods as Its "Big O" Winner
October 4, 1999 OTA Holds First Congressional Education Day
May 20, 1999 ORGANIC COTTON IS HIGHLIGHT OF SAN FRANCISCO FASHION SHOW

1998

October 26, 1998 Organic Trade Association Questions Timing of USDA "Issue Papers" on Organic Rule
July 22, 1998 Secretary Glickman's Surprise Announcement a Change in the Right Direction
June 19, 1998 OTA Announces September is "Organic Harvest Month"
January 27, 1998 Organic Standards At Risk

1997

December 15, 1997 USDA Releases National Organic Standards for Public Review

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