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Kick off Natural Products Expo East! Join us to celebrate #OrganicLeaders on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 6:30 PM in Baltimore, MD!
Organic Trade Association Leadership Awards Celebration
The organic sector's integrated value chain not only delivers organic products from seed to shelf, but helps to capture consumer demand for the benefit of the farmers, the economy, and the public.
Download the latest organic industry infographic
OTA's Board is comprised of 15 diverse individuals, from multiple points along the supply chain, who bring an unparalleled commitment and vision to guide the future direction of OTA.
Meet Our Board of Directors
OTA’s consumer survey takes an in-depth look at the buying patterns of American households, who buys organic products, what products are being bought, the reasons behind those decisions, and the purchase patterns of the organic consumer.
Latest Organic Consumer Data
As of September 13, 2017, the Organic Trade Association has taken action to defend the organic seal and organic standards by filing a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture over its failure to put into effect new organic livestock standards.
OTA sues USDA over animal welfare standards
The Organic Center and Northeastern University have released a breakthrough study showing that organic cuts agriculture’s contribution to climate change!
Organic can help mitigate climate change!
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.
OTA has spearheaded and underwritten significant studies on organic trade in its effort to build a sound set of data for organic stakeholders and policymakers when they make their business decisions and design policy. The latest report is now available for download.
Just Released U.S. Organic Trade Data Report: 2011 to 2016
"U.S. Organic Hotspots and their Benefit to Local Economies" is conclusive research that links economic health at the county level to organic agriculture, and shows that organic food and crop production–and the business activities accompanying organic agriculture–creates real and long-lasting regional economic opportunities.
Research shows organic agriculture boosts local economies
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.

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

OTA brings the U.S. organic industry to developing markets around the world.

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

OTA supports a nationwide research and promotion check-off program for organic.

Current Issues

Organic Trade Association blasts USDA withdrawal of organic animal welfare rule.

Learn more about Organic Trade Association Priorities for the upcoming Farm Bill

Global Organic Supply Chain Integrity Task Force to address supply chain vulnerability.

Read Organic Trade Association's final comments to USDA on the establishment of national mandatory GMO labeling standard

  • September 12, 2018 to September 15, 2018
    Natural Products Expo East

    Natural Products Expo East

    Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 8:00am to Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 5:00pm

    Natural Products Expo East continues to be the East Coast's leading trade show in the natural, organic and healthy products industry, attracting over 28,000 industry professionals and 1,900 exhibits to the Baltimore Convention Center.

    The Organic Trade Association will exhibit at Natural Products Expo East, booth #1211, and organize the All Things Organic Conference at the show. On September 12th, The Organic Trade Association will also host a Board Meeting, Annual Membership Meeting, and Annual Leadership Awards Celebration in Baltimore, MD. Click here for more information on these events!

    Trade Show Information: 

    September 12-15, 2018

    Baltimore Convention Center - Baltimore, MD

    Natural Products Expo East continues to be the East Coast's leading trade show in the natural, organ...
  • September 12, 2018
    Annual Leadership Awards Celebration

    Annual Leadership Awards Celebration

    Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 6:30pm

    You are invited to THE Expo East Kick-off Event! Join us at the Organic Trade Association 2018 Leadership Awards Celebration to honor three individuals who’ve crafted winning recipes for leadership. Each award winner has blended powerful ingredients using masterful techniques to serve up dishes that help sustain the organic industry.

    Spend the evening creating a recipe of your own! First, blend together friends and colleagues and clarify your association goals at the annual membership meeting. Then fold into a delicious organic meal and toast this year’s award winners. Finally, sift through business prospects and score some delectable treats during our networking dessert.





    We will also host OTA’s Annual Membership Meeting, prior to the Leadership Awards Celebration. If you are looking for a fun and memorable way to kick off Natural Products Expo East, then you won’t want to miss this incredible night. 

    Event Type: 
    You are invited to THE Expo East Kick-off Event! Join us at the Organic Trade Association 2018 Leade...
  • March 6, 2019
    The Organic Center's 16th Annual Benefit Dinner

    The Organic Center's 16th Annual Benefit Dinner

    Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 6:00pm

    Join us for The Organic Center’s 16th Annual Benefit Dinner, the biggest all-organic networking dinner at Natural Products Expo West. Save the date - March 6, 2019!

    Meet old friends and make new ones, be inspired and entertained, and enjoy a fantastic organic meal. Show up to show your support for THE source of scientific information for the industry. Sponsoring this event or purchasing a reserved VIP table are great ways to showcase your brand and ensure VIP seating for your guests while supporting The Organic Center’s research.

    For more information contact Tracy Campany

    Event Information:

    Wednesday, March 6, 2019

    Marriott Hotel - Anaheim, CA

    Event Type: 
    Join us for The Organic Center’s 16th Annual Benefit Dinner, the biggest all-organic networking di...

The Canada Organic Trade Association promotes the organic sector, educates the public and protects organic product integrity. COTA raises public awareness of the diverse Canadian organic industry through initiatives like national Organic Week and the Think Before You Eat consumer campaign. Member participation ensures that COTA will continue to be a strong voice for organic—to governments, consumers and the media.

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.