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Proceedings published: USDA Organic Farming Systems Research Conference


The United States Department of Agriculture has published on-line the proceedings of the 'USDA Organic Farming Systems Research Conference' held in Washington, DC, March 16-18, 2011.  read more

February 14, 2013: Global Organic Market Overview at the BioFach Congress, Nuremberg, Germany


At this event, latest Figures and Trends from the most important markets around the globe: Europe, North America, Australia, Brazil and Japan. read more

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United States: Organic Center combines efforts with the Organic Trade Association


Two independent organizations will maintain separate missions dedicated to advancing organic  read more

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United States: Organic market surpasses 31 billion US dollars in 2011


Organic Trade Association’s 2012 Organic Industry Survey shows continued growth read more

Northeast Organic Research Symposium in New York: Proceedings now available


Northeast Organic Farmers Association of New York (NOFA-NY) and the US Department of Agriculture’s Organic Agriculture Research and Education Initiative (OREI) conducted a two-day research symposium on January 19 and 20 in Saratoga Springs, New York.  read more

European Union and United States agree to historic new partnership on organic trade


The European Union and the United States announced on February 15, 2012, that beginning June 1, 2012, organic products certified in Europe or in the United States may be sold as organic in either region. This partnership between the two largest organic-producers in the world will establish a strong... read more

March 16-18, 2011: USDA Organic Farming Systems Research Conference


The United Stated Department of Agriculture (USDA) sponsored March 16-18, 2011  in Washington, DC, to examine findings from research on organic farming systems.  Attendees include researchers, policymakers, farmers, ranchers, and others interested in learning more about the... read more

USDA supports research and marketing of organic agriculture


The United States' Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan announced on October 25, 2011, 23 new grants to research and extension programs working to help organic producers and processors grow and market high quality organic agricultural products. The grants, totalling $19 million in all,... read more

United States: New database with trade data


The Global Agricultural Trade System of the Foreign Agricultural Services (FAS) of USDA now includes monthly data from the U.S. Census Bureau on international trade in selected organic products, starting with January 2011 data. Updates are posted monthly thereafter. Data for previous years is not... read more

May 4, 2011: Future of Food Conference in Washington D.C.


This conference, organized by the Washington Post, brought together many of the world’s leading experts on food, including The Prince of Wales, a lifelong environmentalist and organic farmer, Eric Schlosser, author of “Fast Food Nation,” and Wendell Berry, winner of The National Humanities... read more

United States: Continued market growth in 2010


According to a recent press release of OTA, the Organic Trade Organisation, the organic market continued to grow in 2010 - by eight percent.  read more

U.S.: Organic Farming Systems Research Conference: Presentations now online


The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) sponsored a conference on March 16-18, 2011 in Washington DC to examine findings from research on organic farming systems, including many longstanding projects. The audience included researchers, policymakers, farmers, ranchers and others who are... read more

U.S.: Listing of Certified Organic Operations Now Available from the National Organic Program


On November 8, 2010 the National Organic Program (NOP, www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/nop) made available a complete listing of organic operations certified by U.S. Department of Agriculture accredited certifying agents during the 2009 certification year. For the first time, the listing, available at... read more


U.S.: Organic Farming Research Foundation to compile science on organic farming benefits


On November 5, 2010 the Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) announced the launch of a sweeping research initiative to investigate the potential benefits of organic agriculture. The non-profit foundation recently hired a team to lead the inquiry and intends to release results in the spring of... read more


U.S.: USDA announces organic agriculture research and extension projects


The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) of the United States Department of Agriculture (SDA) awarded 30 grants to enhance the ability of organic producers and processors grow and market high quality organic agricultural products. read more

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U.S.: Organic product sales reach 26.6 billion U.S. dollars in 2009


U.S. sales of organic products continued to grow during 2009 despite the distressed state of the economy, the Organic Trade Association (OTA) revealed on April 22 in releasing findings from its 2010 Organic Industry Survey.  read more

U.S.: Organic data for 2006 to 2008 released by the Economic Research Service


On March 30, consolidated data on organic land, land use and crops as well as the number of producers were published. According to these figure 4.8 million acres or 1.9 million hectares (0.6 percent of the U.S. organic farmland) were organically managed in 2008. read more

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Organic coffee: North American market tops 1.3 billion US Dollars


The North American organic coffee market topped 1.3 billion US Dollars in 2008, making it the single most valuable organic product imported into North America, according to new data released on July 21, 2009, by coffee market analyst Daniele Giovannucci at an event hosted by the Organic Coffee... read more

US: New study shows that nearly three-quarters of U.S. families buy organic products


Findings from the 2009 U.S. Families’ Organic Attitudes and Beliefs Study, show that three in ten U.S. families are actually buying more organic foods compared to a year ago.  read more

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US: New study: Emerging issues in the U.S. organic industry


Since the late 1990s, U.S. organic production has more than doubled, but the consumer market has grown even faster. This fast-paced growth has led to input and product shortages in organic supply chains, and several new issues are emerging in the organic industry. read more

US: Organic sales grow by 17.1 percent in 2008


Sales of organic products in the USA, both food and non-food, reached 24.6 billion US Dollars by the end of 2008, growing an impressive 17.1 % over 2007 sales despite tough economic times, according to the Organic Trade Association (OTA).  read more

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