Organic Trade Association

Organic Trade Association Names 2021 Leadership Awards Honorees

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 9:45pm

Washington, D.C., Oct. 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, the Organic Trade Association announced the names of their 2021 Organic Leadership Award honorees: five visionaries who have advanced organic by promoting the industrys climate change mitigation practices, investing in social responsibility initiatives, leading organic transition programs, and keeping the organic community safe during COVID-19.

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  • Washington, D.C., Oct. 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, the Organic Trade Association announced the names of their 2021 Organic Leadership Award honorees: five visionaries who have advanced organic by promoting the industrys climate change mitigation practices, investing in social responsibility initiatives, leading organic transition programs, and keeping the organic community safe during COVID-19.
  • The Organic Trade Association's first Organic Leadership Award was established in 1997 and awards have been offered annually since.
  • Sponsors for Organic Week 2022 events include MOMs Organic Market, New Hope Network, Organic Valley, General Mills, Amys Kitchen, and SucroSourcing.For Organic Week sponsorship opportunities, contact the Organic Trade Association .
  • About the Organic Trade Association The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is the membership-based business association for organic agriculture and products in North America.

Uncle Matt's Organic® Partners with the 1% Better Foundation

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 1:42pm

Uncle Matt's Organic is proud to donate a portion of our organic juice proceeds to Chris Nikic's 1% Better Foundation," said Matt McLean, Founder and CEO at Uncle Matt's Organic.

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  • Uncle Matt's Organic is proud to donate a portion of our organic juice proceeds to Chris Nikic's 1% Better Foundation," said Matt McLean, Founder and CEO at Uncle Matt's Organic.
  • When you purchase Uncle Matt's Organic juice varieties from October 2021 through January 2022 in retailers nationwide, Uncle Matt's Organic will donate a portion of the proceeds to the 1% Better Foundation.
  • As the nation's oldest organic orange juice company, Uncle Matt's Organic is committed to growing and producing tasty, good-for-you organic juices.
  • Uncle Matt's Organic is an active member of Organic Trade Association (OTA) and supports the Organic Farming Research Foundation, The Organic Center, and Organic Voices.

North America Organic Fertilizers Market (2021 - 2026) - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact and Forecasts - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 11:11am

The application of biological organic fertilizers helps in enhancing the yield and the quality of the soil.

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  • The application of biological organic fertilizers helps in enhancing the yield and the quality of the soil.
  • Therefore, the application of biological organic fertilizers improves the availability of all kinds of nutrients.
  • Moreover, biological and organic fertilizers are less reactive to soil conditions and can significantly enhance nutrient uptake and utilization efficiencies.
  • Owing to the increasing popularity of organic food, the growing area under organic cultivation, and the increasing demand for good-quality crops, farmers are anticipated to use organic fertilizers instead of synthetic fertilizers.

Grant takes on organic challenges with third-party certifications

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 4:05pm

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  • To address these concerns, USDAs Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Institute (OREI) has awarded a $50,000 planning grant for the University of Rhode Island in collaboration with The Organic Center and a diverse team of researchers, organizations, and farmers.
  • She is an expert in organic regulations, and was the technical director for the Organic Materials Review Institute and policy director for Pennsylvanian Certified Organic prior to her current role.
  • The Organic Center's mission is to convene credible, evidence-based science on the health and environmental impacts of organic food and farming and to communicate the findings to the public.
  • The Center is an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) research and education organization operating under the administrative auspices of the Organic Trade Association.

New grant advances research on domestic organic rice

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 2:13pm

Meanwhile, research is needed to determine whether domestic organic rice production can be competitive and sustainable, and what attributes consumers consider desirable in the rice they eat.

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  • Meanwhile, research is needed to determine whether domestic organic rice production can be competitive and sustainable, and what attributes consumers consider desirable in the rice they eat.
  • The long-term goal is to facilitate the growth of organic rice production in the U.S. and foster the growth of the domestic market.
  • Specifically, researchers will focus on identifying and assessing the economic impacts of different production practices used in domestic organic rice production.
  • To expand domestic consumption of organic rice, researchers plan to study consumers preferences.

Organic Trade Association, Arizona State University join forces on future of organic

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 5:58pm

The Organic Farmers Association is co-hosting one of the workshops, which will be geared exclusively for organic farmers and farmer organizations.

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  • The Organic Farmers Association is co-hosting one of the workshops, which will be geared exclusively for organic farmers and farmer organizations.
  • Organic Farmers Association is excited to partner with the Organic Trade Association in co-hosting a national conversation with organic farmers on these topics, says Kate Mendenhall, Executive Director of Organic Farmers Association.
  • The Organic Farmers Association (OFA) is a membership-based agricultural association for domestic certified organic farmers and their supporters.
  • The mission of the Organic Farmers Association is to provide a strong and unified national voice for domestic certified organic producers.

Organic Trade Association council urges global community to think organic

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 8:24pm

The trade association council identified four critical areas upon which to focus to take advantage of the benefits of organic, to expand on the organic model, and to enable organic to help create a global sustainable food system:

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  • The trade association council identified four critical areas upon which to focus to take advantage of the benefits of organic, to expand on the organic model, and to enable organic to help create a global sustainable food system:
    Federal policies: The council pointed to several U.S. federal policies that should be improved to promote the development of equitable organic food systems.
  • Global accountability and connectiveness: The organic sustainability council stressed the importance of engaging with international communities and trade partners, and of encouraging global partners to sign onto organic practices.
  • Paul Schiefer, Sr. Director of Sustainability at Amy's Kitchen and Chair of Organic Trade Association's Sustainable Food Trade Action Council, led the overall dialogue.
  • The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is the membership-based business association for organic agriculture and products in North America.

Naturepedic Wins the Business Intelligence Group's Global Sustainability Leadership Award

Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - 6:25pm

CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio, Sept. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Leading the organic mattress revolution for over 15 years, Naturepedic has been awarded the Sustainability Leadership Award in the Business Intelligence Group's Global 2021 Sustainability Awards program.

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  • CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio, Sept. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Leading the organic mattress revolution for over 15 years, Naturepedic has been awarded the Sustainability Leadership Award in the Business Intelligence Group's Global 2021 Sustainability Awards program.
  • The annual Sustainability Awards honor those people, teams and organizations who have made sustainability an integral part of their business practice or overall mission.
  • "We're thrilled and honored to be recognized by the Business Intelligence Group as global sustainable leaders," comments Jason Cik, Director of Regenerative Practices and Co-Founder of Naturepedic.
  • "We are proud to reward and recognize Naturepedic for their sustainability efforts,"said Maria Jimenez, Chief Nominations Officer, Business Intelligence Group.

Organic Trade Association announces 2022 Organic Week

Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - 3:26pm

Ambassador Darci Vetter, former Chief Agricultural Negotiator and Deputy Under Secretary of Agriculture, and now Senior Advisor at Edelman Global Advisory, will present the findings. With its Trust Barometer as the model, Edelman – under contract with the Organic Trade Association -- designed a companion project examining USDA Organic’s trust and credibility among consumers in the U.S. and in key global markets. Vetter will detail the results of the investigative project and offer insights on how to employ the findings to advance organic globally.

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  • Washington, D.C., Sept. 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Thrilled to be kicking off a year of in-person organic advocacy, the Organic Trade Association is pleased to be hosting its 2022 Organic Week early next year in the nations capital.
  • The Future of Organic will be all about moving organic forward, and working together to advance organic priorities, said Laura Batcha, CEO and Executive Director of the Organic Trade Association.
  • Also for the first time ever, the Organic Trade Associations Leadership Awards Dinner and Annual Membership meeting will take place during Organic Week.
  • The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is the membership-based business association for organic agriculture and products in North America.

The Organic Center digs into AgTech for organic

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:34pm

But before that can happen, the lack of communication and scarcity of organic AgTech collaborations must be overcome to remove what is often a disconnect between technology and the needs of organic producers.

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  • But before that can happen, the lack of communication and scarcity of organic AgTech collaborations must be overcome to remove what is often a disconnect between technology and the needs of organic producers.
  • There are a number of innovative technologies being developed that are or could be leveraged by the organic sector, said Jessica Shade, Director of Science Programs for The Organic Center.
  • The first conference of the series, titled Organic Confluences Conference: Connecting Organic and AgTech takes place on Thursday, December 2, and will highlight the potential for technology to support the organic sector, including a panel of organic farmers talking about their experiences and needs for technology and a panel of AgTech community members discussing the intersection of their work with organic.
  • The Center is an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) research and education organization operating under the administrative auspices of the Organic Trade Association.