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10 08, 2012

U.S. Organic Sales Top $31 Billion; New White House Report Highlights Economic Value of Organic Market

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The White House on June 11 released a report highlighting the significant contribution of organic food and farming to the nation’s diverse agricultural economy. With organic farms now in all 50 states and 17,600 certified organic farms, ranches and businesses across the U.S., the report, Strengthening Rural Economies: Lessons from a Growing Farm Economy,prepared by the [...]

10 08, 2012

Organic PAC Event Raises Funds for Senator Jon Tester Re-election

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The Organic Trade Association celebrated the launch of its new Organic PAC, a Political Action Committee dedicated to advancing organic agriculture and trade, by hosting a fundraiser in Washington, DC, for the re-election of Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT), the first organic farmer elected to Congress. The event, held in conjunction with OTA’s Policy Conference and Hill [...]

9 08, 2012

NOSB Rule Changes on Use of Pectin Extended through October 21, 2012

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After holding its public meeting in late May in Albuquerque, NM, the National Organic Standards Program (NOSB) published Final Recommendations on June 6 renewing more than 200 listings on the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances that were scheduled to expire this year. The rule also makes changes to the following substances. Unless otherwise noted, all renewals and changes [...]