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*Media Alert*
January 19, 2018

Organic Trade Association statement:

The American public has again spoken out loudly and clearly that it wants the U.S. Department of Agriculture to immediately implement the final Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices rule and to stop derailing this fully vetted, industry-supported and voluntary organic standard.

Ten New Year’s Resolutions from The Organic Center
December 29, 2017
*Media Alert*
December 18, 2017

The Organic Trade Association on Monday applauded Representatives Sean Duffy (R-WI) and Peter Welch (D-VT) for introducing the Organic Farmers Access Act, which would expand eligibility for organic production in certain rural development programs and help enable organic agriculture to be a key rural development tool in revitalizing our rural areas.

*Media Alert*
December 15, 2017

The Organic Trade Association on Friday issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s announcement to withdraw the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices final rule, which will be published in the Federal Register on Monday.

Organic Trade Association brings diverse group of organic producers to D.C. to talk Farm Bill
December 5, 2017

Twenty organic farmers – including one major league baseball player – stepped up to the plate for thousands of organic farmers throughout the country when they came to Washington on Nov. 29 and 30 to participate in the Organic Trade Association’s first Farmers Advisory Council fly-in and to talk with lawmakers and policy officials about organic priorities in the 2018 Farm Bill.

Export promotion yields new organic markets, new organic exporters
November 14, 2017

First-time exposure on a new continent, sponsored activities in five new countries, and the creation of a host of new organic exporters – these are some of the benchmarks achieved by the Organic Trade Association’s robust export promotion efforts in 2017. That string of success promises to continue in 2018 with the award of $847,000 to the association by the U.S.

*Media Alert*
November 9, 2017

The Organic Trade Association on Thursday issued the following statement in response to the U.S.

Garner to be keynote speaker at 2018 “Bringing Science to Life” fundraising dinner
October 31, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 31, 2017) – Award-winning actress, philanthropist and organic entrepreneur Jennifer Garner will be the keynote speaker at The Organic Center’s 15th Annual Benefit Dinner on March 8 at the Natural Products Expo West trade show in Anaheim, California.

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.

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