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2013-03-01 23:03:01

Colle Farmers Market, the online network of organic farmers markets and advocate for the organic foods community, responds to reports of an upcoming organic farming exhibit to be held in Vermont in March. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) March 01, 2013 On March 1, Colle Farmers Market responds to an organic farming exhibit that will be opening in March 2013, according to an article from the Times Argus. The exhibit is the result of two years of collaboration between a farming photographer and an...

2012-12-16 05:03:06

Following an article in The Washington Post that focuses on a farmer education program in Salinas, California, organic market community, Colle, responds to this program. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) December 14, 2012 On December 14, organic farmers market community, Colle, comments on the Agriculture and Land-Based Association program to help bring in low-income minority farmworkers into an Anglo-dominated industry. According to [The Washington Post, since the program´s creation in 2001, the...

2012-07-12 10:22:44

BRATTLEBORO, Vt., July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Organic Trade Association (OTA) has selected Gary Hirshberg of Stonyfield Farm and Zea Sonnabend of CCOF to receive its prestigious Organic Leadership Awards for 2012. The awards, presented annually since 1997 during OTA's Awards Gala, recognize outstanding individuals who have shown leadership and vision in furthering the goals of the organic movement. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120712/DC39584) Hirshberg will...

2012-02-15 07:15:00

The world's two largest markets for organic food expand organic market access NUREMBERG, Germany and WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb.15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At a press event today at BioFach Germany, European Commissioner Dacian Ciolos for the European Union's (EU) Agriculture and Rural Development and Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan of the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the signing of an organic equivalence arrangement between the world's two largest markets for organic...

2011-07-05 16:50:00

OTTAWA, July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Canada and the Europea2011-07-05n Union have reached an historic agreement to recognize each other's organic standards and laws, after nearly four years of formal negotiation. This is the world's second such agreement. In June 2009, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and the United States Department of Agriculture signed the very first "organic equivalency arrangement," which opened the significant U.S. organic market to Canadian exports. The...

2011-05-17 05:00:00

WATSONVILLE, Calif., May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nordic Naturals® has earned certification from NSF International, verifying that its new LEED-designed corporate headquarters complies with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) as set forth in NSF/ANSI Standard 173-2008, Dietary Supplements, Section 8. Nordic Naturals' former facility was also GMP certified, however new certification was required when the company moved its headquarters in February of this year. NSF audits...

2010-04-29 07:31:00

OTA welcomes NOP assurance that products remain in good standing during clarification period GREENFIELD, Mass., April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a regulatory process clarification, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Organic Program (NOP) has asked the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) to reevaluate its recommendation for nutrient vitamins and minerals currently used in organic products. This request calls for formal review of the 1995 NOSB recommendation and the...

2010-02-12 16:33:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the eve of U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack's Saturday meeting with organic producers in Vermont, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) says USDA's new organic program rule on organic livestock access to pasture "ensures that the organic label lives up to consumers' expectations and the expectations of our organic producers who have invested so heavily in the organic label and what it stands for." The long-awaited rule, five years in the...

2009-09-17 15:53:00

GREENFIELD, Mass., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Organic Trade Association (OTA) today expressed delight at the selection of Miles McEvoy as the new Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) National Organic Program (NOP). "As Organic Program Manager for Washington State Department of Agriculture's Organic Food efforts, Miles has been very active as a long-time member of the Organic Trade Association (OTA). OTA is pleased that he will be filling this...

2009-06-17 11:48:00

CHICAGO, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- USDA Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan, today in her keynote address at the Organic Trade Association (OTA)'s All Things Organic(TM) Conference and Trade Show, announced that an equivalency agreement has been reached between the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). This historic equivalency agreement will allow the continued smooth flow of certified organic products between the two countries and support the...