About two years ago the State of Ohio issued a regulation that severely restricted the organic milk industry’s ability to make clear claims on packing; for us that meant we couldn’t simply call out that our milk was rBST-free, contained no pesticides, and contained no antibiotics. That’s a pretty big deal for not only an organic milk company, but the entire organic community in general. So, naturally the Organic Trade Association (OTA) stepped up to fight the ruling. Unfortunately, they lost and Ohio began to move forward with the regulation.
But the OTA appealed! And today found out that the ruling has been overturned by Ohio’s Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
This is a clear win for organics, and for consumers who rely on organic dairy foods. You can read more about the details of the ruling here.