Latest Organic Crop Improvement Association Stories

2014-07-01 12:30:20

OTA sees pact creating jobs, opportunity for U.S. organic sector WASHINGTON, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Organic Trade Association (OTA) today welcomed a new organic equivalency arrangement between the United States and Korea, saying it reopens a critically important Asian market for U.S. organic processed food products, and will create jobs and opportunity for the American organic food and farming sector. "We extend our thanks and congratulations to the officials...

2014-05-22 20:23:20

Farmers Advisory Council meets with stakeholders to problem-solve WASHINGTON, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The voice of organic farmers rang loud and clear at this year's Organic Trade Association's Annual Policy Conference in discussions convened by OTA's new Farmers Advisory Council (FAC) on how to address increasing concerns over short supplies in the rapidly expanding organic sector. "The FAC exemplifies that OTA recognizes that farmers are the backbone of the organic...

2014-05-21 16:23:41

Organic Trade Association members gain inspiration from one nation's path to organic WASHINGTON, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The tiny Himalayan country of Bhutan may be one of the smallest nations in the world, but its recent decision to convert its agricultural production entirely to organic could have enormous implications for agricultural practices around the globe. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140521/90179 Traveling halfway across the world to speak at the...

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...

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...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'