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Crop budget worksheets help determine economic impact of agronomic choices
October 24, 2017

Successful farming requires careful planning and the right tools. A new crop budgeting tool developed by the U.S. Organic Grain Collaboration enables organic farmers – and those producers interested in transitioning to organic – to zero in on their specific operations and provides a new resource to help improve their current organic operation or to make the choice to go organic.

Third annual Confluences will evaluate how organic farmers get information and discuss ways to improve knowledge transfer
October 13, 2017

The Organic Center was awarded a $50,000 grant this week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to host its third Organic Confluences Summit in 2018.

Bipartisan bill to create a level playing field for organic farmers and ensure continued consumer trust  
September 28, 2017

The Organic Trade Association on Thursday applauded Representative John Faso (R-NY) for introducing the Organic Farmer and Consumer Protection Act, which would make significant strides to improve the oversight of global organic trade, create a level playing field for American organic f

Organic Trade Association remembers a pioneer, celebrates three standout leaders, and honors outgoing organic official
September 15, 2017

The all-organic banquet was amazing and delicious. Sweet potato latkes, artichoke and chicken roulades, stuffed red peppers with smoked tofu and sprouted quinoa, a chocolate peanut butter avocado mousse for dessert…and more!

Organic Trade Association survey signals big new wave of organic consumers on the horizon
September 14, 2017

Twenty-five percent of the Millennials in America are parents. In the next 10 to 15 years, 80 percent of Millennials will be moms and dads. What this means for the organic market could be transformative.

New Directors and Member of the Year announced at Annual Meeting
September 14, 2017
Organic Trade Association sues USDA over failure to advance organic livestock standards
September 13, 2017

Taking action to defend the organic seal and organic standards, the Organic Trade Association on Wednesday is filing a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture over its failure to put into effect new organic livestock standards.

 

New research by The Organic Center and Northeastern University  proves organic agriculture keeps more carbon in soil and out of atmosphere
September 11, 2017

A new groundbreaking study proves soils on organic farms store away appreciably larger amounts of carbons – and for longer periods -- than typical agricultural soils.

Chapter of just-released St. Louis Fed publication on regional food systems details organic potential
August 3, 2017

The significant and long-lasting economic benefits that organic agriculture can offer local communities are featured in an important new publication released Thursday by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and the U.S.

USDA, Organic Trade Association host Inter-American Commission for Organic Agriculture
July 25, 2017

Organic leaders representing more than a half-million organic farmers throughout the Americas convened in Portland, Oregon, last week for the 9th Annual Inter-American Commission for Organic Agriculture (ICOA) Conference and discussed the latest research, challenges and opportunities for organic agriculture and trade in the Americas.

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