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Washington State Department of Agriculture Registers IGI CO2 for Organic Use

January 11, 2018

2018 will bring a significant change in the way organic operations manage disease and pesticidal problems with a unique solution available to them for the first time.

The Organic Center Responds to “Avoiding GMOs isn’t just anti-science. It’s immoral”

January 4, 2018

In “Avoiding GMOs isn’t just anti-science. It’s immoral”, an op-ed published in the Washington Post, Mitch Daniels would have you believe that scientific research finds only benefits and no downsides to genetically engineered (GE) crops. The reality is not so.

Global Organic Baby Food Market - Expected to Reach $11 Billion by 2023 - Research and Markets

December 27, 2017

The Global Organic Baby Food Market size is expected to reach $11.1 billion by 2023, rising at a market growth of 10.6% CAGR during the forecast period. Organic baby food witnessed rapid adoption due to factors such as rise in parental concerns over baby's nutrition, growing awareness about the benefits of organic products, improved distribution channels, and eco-friendly farming techniques.

The Organic Center Responds to New York Times opinion article “Soil Power! The Dirty Way to a Green Planet”

December 5, 2017

Opinion article “Soil Power! The Dirty Way to a Green Planet” (Sunday, Dec. 3) does a commendable job highlighting agriculture’s potential to restore soil health and help mitigate climate change by building soil carbon. Unfortunately, one glaring omission is the contribution of organic agriculture – a system founded on the principals of soil health and resource conservation.

USDA again delays organic livestock rule

November 9, 2017

The Trump Administration again decided to delay the effective date of the final rule on organic livestock and poultry practices that was published in the final hours of the Obama Administration. The first delay came in February 2017, followed by another delay in May. The latest slowdown has the agency waiting to evaluate the rule until May 14, 2018.

USDA announces further delay of animal welfare rule

November 9, 2017

On November 9, 2017, USDA pre-published an announcement in the Federal Register that the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices final rule would be further delayed until May 14, 2018.

We need to support OTA's lawsuit against USDA in support of the organic welfare rule

October 16, 2017

Maintaining the integrity of the USDA Organic seal requires constant vigilance—and that includes enacting widely agreed upon stricter animal welfare standards, says the cofounder and chairman of Stonyfield Farm.

OTA responds to National Review article on Organic Food and Consumer Protection Act

October 11, 2017

Organic is not a scam. Organic is the most heavily regulated and closely monitored food system in the United
States. It is also the most transparent. Organic standards are developed through a transparent process involving
the government, a citizen advisory group, industry representatives and the public. Julie Kelly (Congress should

Federal legislation proposed to crack down on fake organics

October 9, 2017

A bill introduced in Congress would toughen inspections of imported organic produce to ensure the food items are genuine. Reps.

Organic field crop production gains momentum

September 29, 2017

It comes as no surprise that the organic sector continues to grow at a faster pace than other agricultural production systems. And while vegetables, fruits and livestock account for the lion’s share of organic production, organic field crops have gained in acreage and value, according to a new USDA report.

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