organic

Organic Trade Association statement on Strengthening Organic Enforcement Proposed Rule

The Organic Trade Association welcomes USDA’s efforts to boost the integrity of the global organic market through its Strengthening Organic Enforcement Proposed Rule, soon to be published in the Federal Register. According to a news... more »

Sweeping farm workforce reform backed by Organic Trade Association

The Board of Directors of the Organic Trade Association has voted unanimously to take strong action to support the health, safety and legal standing of the nation’s farmworkers, and called for more attention to be... more »

Proposed rule on organic enforcement subject of USDA web seminar

A U.S. Department of Agriculture web seminar will provide an overview of proposed changes to enforcement regulations of organic agriculture. The web seminar is set for 1 p.m. Eastern on July 8 and will review... more »

Organic Produce Summit to host on-line session with Albertson’s Jim Donald

Jim Donald, Albertson’s co-chairman, wiil  join retail industry veteran Kevin Coupe for a virtual conversation about the role of organics, how the COVID-19 pandemic is altering consumer buying habits, and the future of the food industry... more »

Double-digit increases in organic fresh produce sales reported by OPN

Total organic fresh produce sales and volume continue their double-digit growth over last year, with May sales and volume increasing 16% from the same period in 2019, according to the May 2020 Organic Produce Performance... more »

Organic Trade Association seats new board members and officers

In a running start for the 2020-2021 governing year, the Organic Trade Association’s Board of Directors seated two new members, welcomed back three others, and appointed representatives to serve as leaders on the board and... more »

Organic Trade Association membership named Members of the Year

The Organic Trade Association on June 9 honored all of its members with its Member of the Year Award, applauding the resilience, commitment and community spirit shown by the entire organic supply chain in dealing... more »

Louis Bromfield’s roots paved the way for organic agriculture

He spent much of his childhood on an Ohio farm, but Louis Bromfield grew up to be a Pulitzer-winning author who socialized with the likes of Ernest Hemmingway and Gertrude Stein in France. Then he... more »


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