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OTA’s members work together through networking, advocacy, and other initiatives to encourage and protect organic farming practices, and to share messages about the positive environmental and nutritional attributes of organic products with consumers, the media, and policymakers.
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The Organic Trade Association's mission is to promote and protect ORGANIC with a unifying voice that serves and engages its diverse members from farm to marketplace. OTA's vision is to grow ORGANIC to achieve excellence in agriculture and commerce, protect the environment and enhance community well-being.

Our priorities: healthy markets, successful farmers, expanded production.

We bring the U.S. organic industry to developing markets around the world.

We track market size, growth, and consumer perceptions on the nearly $50B U.S. organic sector.

We want more research, more technical assistance, and more education on organic.

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Tell USDA to publish the final rule on Origin of Livestock before December 2, 2019.

Be an early adopter and pre-enroll to help eliminate organic fraud.

Learn more about how organic priorities fared in the 2018 Farm Bill.

Judge blocks USDA attempt to dismiss lawsuit and recognizes harm to organic industry.

  • October 15, 2019 to October 18, 2019
    Textile Exchange Sustainability Conference

    Textile Exchange Sustainability Conference

    Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 8:00am to Friday, October 18, 2019 - 5:00pm

    The Organic Trade Association’s Fiber Council will be participating in the 2019 Textile Sustainability Conference in Vancouver, BC, Canada, October 15 - 18!

    Several Fiber Council members along with Gwendolyn Wyard, Vice President of Regulatory and Technical Affairs, will be hostinga booth in the exhibit hall where they will be ready to answer questions about the benefits of organic fiber, textiles and Organic Trade Association membership. Council members will also be actively participating in a full agenda of workshops and educational sessions. The Organic Trade Association's Fiber Council includes representatives from 38 member companies, covering the full supply chain from farmers to manufacturers, certifiers, researchers, retailers, and more. The Council successfully works to strengthen and grow the organic fiber and textiles sector. 

    For more information, or to conntect with us at the Textile Sustainability Conference, contact Gwendolyn Wyard

    Conference Information: 

    October 15-18, 2019

    Vancouver Convention Center, East Building

    Vancouver, British Columbia


    The Organic Trade Association’s Fiber Council will be participating in the 2019 Textile Sustainabi...
  • October 23, 2019 to October 25, 2019
    National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Fall Meeting

    National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Fall Meeting

    Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 8:00am to Friday, October 25, 2019 - 6:00pm

    The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) will hold its fall meeting October 23-25 in Pittsburgh, PA. Discussed will be substances petitioned for addition to or deletion from the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances, substances due to sunset from the National List in 2021, and guidance on organic policies. 

    Organic Trade Association’s Vice President of Regulatory and Technical Affairs Gwendolyn Wyard, Farm Policy Director Johanna Mirenda, and Director of Legislative Affairs and Coalitions Megan DeBates will attend the meeting and will submit written and oral recommendations to NOSB on behalf of our members. In addition, Dr. Jessica Shade of The Organic Center will give oral comments during the pre-meeting webinar on October 15. For more information or to connect at the meeting, contact Gwendolyn Wyard.  

    Meeting Information:

    October 23-25, 2019

    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh City Center

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) will hold its fall meeting October 23-25 in Pittsbu...

Find.Organic is a business directory for organic products and services. Users can search for ingredients or specific products by name, find organic businesses ranging from organic certifiers to business consultants and farming suppliers, and locate export-ready U.S. organic products, as well as organic fiber and textiles, personal care products, retailers, manufactured products, business services, and eco-friendly packaging. .

The Organic Center is a trusted, go-to source of information for scientific research about organic food and farming. As a non-profit research and education organization, The Center covers up-to-date studies on sustainable agriculture and health, and collaborates with academic and governmental institutions to fill gaps in the current knowledge base about the many benefits of organic food and farming.