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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...

2020 Dietary Guidelines Released: New Recs for Infants, No Changes to Sugar Intake

Washington, D.C.—The 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans is out, with recommendations for babies and an unaltered recommendation regarding sugar intake. The report is published by...

OTA Issues Statement on Biden’s USDA Pick; Releases Memo to Biden-Harris Transition Team

Washington, D.C.—The Organic Trade Association (OTA) issued a statement regarding the reported choice Tom Vilsack as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture under President-elect Joe Biden....

Legislation Seeks to End Discrimination in USDA, Return Land to Black Farmers

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) have announced legislation aimed at addressing and correcting history discrimination within...

Senate Committee Requests USDA Ease Rules on Hemp Industry; NPA Declares Victory

Washington, D.C.—The Senate Appropriations Committee has requested that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) ease rules that the Natural Products Association (NPA) had...

Rodale, Clemson Partner on Organic Research

Florence, S.C.—Rodale Institute has partnered with Clemson University researchers to study organic agriculture soil challenges keeping South Carolina farmers from participating in the organic...

USDA 2019 Organic Survey Shows Gains; OTA Calls for More Support

Washington, D.C.—The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has released the results of the 2019 Organic Survey, which show total sales of $9.93 billion...

The Organic Center Collaborates on Two USDA-Funded Projects

Washington, D.C.—The Organic Center will be collaborating on a project to help protect organic farmers against pesticide contamination and on a project to make...
USDA organic shield sign. Vector illustration.

“Completely Unacceptable”: USDA Reduces Funding for OCCSP

Washington, D.C.—The USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) has announced a reduction in the amount of funding organic farms can receive as reimbursement under the...

USDA Recognizes OTA’s Fraud Prevention Solutions

Washington, D.C.—USDA has recognized the Organic Trade Association’s (OTA) Organic Fraud Prevention Solutions as an example of an effective private initiative for preventing fraud,...