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OTA is known and respected on Capitol Hill as the voice for the organic business community. On behalf of our members, we negotiate and deliver industry recommendations, positions, and concerns to policymakers and regulators. Each week we update members about our public policy work through the News Flash e-newsletter and the Government Affairs Forum. Contact Marni Karlin, OTA’s Vice President of Government Affairs / General Counsel, to make sure you’re connected to these information resources. 

Posted on Wednesday February 15, 2017

Agri-Pulse, the nation’s leading source of farm and food policy information, will hold a Farm Bill Educational Summit at the National Press Club on March 20. The Organic Trade Association (OTA) will be one of the sponsors of the event, and OTA’s CEO Laura Batcha will be on a panel to talk about organic and the […]

Posted on Wednesday February 15, 2017

Join your peers for the Organic Trade Association’s signature policy event- Organic Week in Washington, D.C., May 22-25. The agenda will include The Organic Center’s Confluences SummitMay 22-23, OTA Member Working Sessions May 23, OTA’s Policy Conference at the Newseum May 24, and OTA Advocacy Day May 25. During this week, OTA and its members will advocate for agriculture appropriations […]

Posted on Wednesday February 8, 2017

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced it is delaying the effective date of the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices final rule to May 19. While it is common for incoming administrations to push the pause button to enable a review, the Organic Trade Association and the organic industry support this final rule as […]

Posted on Wednesday February 8, 2017

OTA has hit the ground running with the new administration.  Last week the OTA Board reviewed the 12 Point Plan for the first 120 days of the Trump Administration and the new U.S. Congress. The plan outlines the overarching mission-critical steps OTA will engage in, with enhanced focus on member engagement, to educate lawmakers and policy leaders on the […]

Posted on Wednesday February 8, 2017

Join your peers and fellow Organic Trade Association members for OTA’s signature policymaking event to take place in May. Registration is now open for the Organic Trade Association’s Organic Week in Washington, D.C., May 22-25. The agenda will include The Organic Center’s Confluences Summit May 22-23, OTA Member Working Sessions May 23, OTA’s Policy Conference at the Newseum May 24, […]

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