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Posted on Tuesday May 23, 2017

In response to the “Monkey Cage” analysis by Jason Kuo published on May 22 in the Washington Post, the Organic Trade Association reiterates its original response to the May 13 story “The labels said ‘organic,’ but these massive imports of corn and soybeans weren’t” and adds the following: It is a federal law that all […]

Posted on Tuesday May 23, 2017

Can’t make it to the Organic Trade Association (OTA) Policy Conference in D.C. today? See and hear today’s main stage presentations by tuning in to the free live stream on www.ota.com. The conference today goes from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Eastern. Here is the full conference schedule and keynote speaker line up! The live stream is […]

Posted on Tuesday May 23, 2017

U.S. sales of organic products totaled approximately $47 billion in 2016, reflecting new sales of almost $3.7 billion over sales in 2015, according to findings from the Organic Trade Association’s 2017 Organic Industry Survey unveiled this morning at OTA’s 2017 Policy Conference. The $43 billion in organic food sales marked the first time the American organic food […]

Posted on Tuesday May 23, 2017

Two years ago the Organic Trade Association released a watershed report that compiled, for the first time ever, a comprehensive picture of the officially tracked organic food products sold by U.S. exporters and bought by U.S. importers. OTA has now updated this study, with researchers from Ohio State University and Penn State University, to analyze […]

Posted on Tuesday May 23, 2017

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has postponed the effective date of the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) rule for at least six months, and has published a notice asking for input on whether to suspend the rule indefinitely, delay it further, or withdraw it. The comment period to give feedback on these options […]

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