Organic Industry Links

Organic Trade Association

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is the membership-based business association for the organic industry in North America. OTA’s mission is to promote and protect organic trade to benefit the environment, farmers, the public, and the economy. OTA envisions organic products becoming a significant part of everyday life, enhancing people's lives and the environment. 

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ECO Farm Conference

The Ecological Farming Association nurtures healthy and just farms, food systems, communities and environment by bringing people together for education, alliance building and advocacy. Through educational conferences, training programs, on-farm events and communications initiatives, the organization pursues a safe and healthful food system that strengthens soils, protects air and water, encourages diverse ecosystems and economies, and honors rural life.

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Since 1901, Blue Book Services has been the leading provider of credit and marketing information for the fresh fruit and vegetable industry. We serve suppliers, buyers, brokers and transporters by providing current financial data and marketing opportunities on produce and transportation companies across the world.

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Organic Certifiers

Organic Certifiers (OC) was founded on the principle of making simple and easy solutions for organic certification.  OC takes pride in providing a “sound and sensible” approach while guiding its clients through the certification process.

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GS1 is an international not-for-profit association with Member Organizations in over 100 countries. GS1 is dedicated to the design and implementation of global standards and solutions to improve the efficiency and visibility of supply and demand chains globally and across sectors. The GS1 system of standards is the most widely used supply chain standards system in the world.

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Produce Traceability Initiative

The Produce Traceability Initiative, sponsored by Canadian Produce Marketing Association, GS1 US, Produce Marketing Association and United Fresh Produce Association, is designed to help the industry maximize the effectiveness of current traceback procedures, while developing a standardized industry approach to enhance the speed and efficiency of traceability systems for the future.

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Fair Trade USA

Fair Trade USA, a nonprofit organization, is the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States. The organization provides farmers in developing nations the tools to thrive as international business people. Instead of creating dependency on aid, Fair Trade USA uses a market-based approach that gives farmers fair prices, workers safe conditions, and entire communities resources for fair, healthy and sustainable lives.

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Produce Marketing Association

The Produce Marketing Association is a trade organization representing companies from every segment of the global fresh produce and floral supply chain. PMA helps members grow by providing connections that expand business opportunities and increase sales and consumption. Its mission is to connect, inform and deliver industry solutions that enhance members’ prosperity.

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National Organic Program (US Department of Agriculture)

The National Organic Program (NOP) is a regulatory program housed within the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service. The organization is responsible for developing national standards for organically-produced agricultural products. These standards assure consumers that products with the USDA organic seal meet consistent, uniform standards. Its regulations do not address food safety or nutrition.

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Sutherland Produce

Sutherland Produce Sales, Inc.
11651 Shadow Glen Road, El Cajon, CA, 92020