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Does the GMO Labeling Win Signal the End of Obfuscation? 

The recent federal court ruling on the legality of the 2018 GMO labeling laws confirmed the obvious: a checkerboard square that shoppers can’t read...
Organic Farming

Organic Groups Welcome USDA’s Organic Transition Initiative

Washington, D.C.—The launch of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) $300 million Organic Transition Initiative takes real steps to build the next generation of organic producers...

OTA Testifies Before the House Ag Committee, Looking Forward to 2023 Farm Bill

Washington, D.C.—The Organic Trade Association (OTA)’s Laura Batcha presented testimony before the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research, during a hearing...

USDA Publishes Origin of Livestock Final Rule

Washington, D.C.—The U.S. Department of Agriculture has published the Origin of Livestock final rule for organic dairy, according to a USDA press release. The...

USDA Releases Results of 2021 Hemp Acreage Survey

Washington, D.C.—USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has released the results of the 2021 Hemp Acreage and Production Survey in its National Hemp Report,...

USDA To Hold Public Listening Session Regarding Upcoming Standards Activities

Washington, D.C.—The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has announced a “public listening session, with request for comment, regarding upcoming standards development activities, including feedback...

OTA Meeting Features USDA Secretary, Record Board Election Turnout

Washington, D.C.—USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack kicked off the Annual Membership Meeting of the Organic Trade Association (OTA), according to a press release, laying out...

OTA Asks Court to Reinstate Animal Welfare Standards

Washington, D.C.—The Organic Trade Association (OTA) announced that it has asked the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to immediately vacate the...
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Senate Passes Bill Containing “Costly,” “Duplicative” Country-of-Origin Labeling Langauge

Washington, D.C.—The U.S. Senate has passed a bill containing language regarding country-of-origin labeling that FMI is calling “unworkable” for agricultural producers, food manufacturers, and...

NPA: Vilsack Hearing Spotlights Food Insecurity, “Urgent Need” to Expand Access to Supplements

Washington, D.C.—With a growing hunger crisis in the U.S., the Biden Administration announced an executive order aimed at providing relief for American families and...