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2020 Legislative & Regulatory Roundup

2020 has been an eventful year for the organic industry. This is true from an agricultural and market perspective, but also in the realms of regulatory and legislative affairs – where progress is not always a linear process. Join Organic Trade Association’s Government Affairs team for a live webinar that clarifies the processes and entities that govern organic, and to receive an update on actions taken in 2020, as well potential developments and trade association priorities for 2021. 

Friday, November 13, 2020 - 13:00 to 14:00

WEBINAR: 2020 Organic Science Roundup with The Organic Center

Come learn about the hottest science in the field of organic food and farming from 2020. This webinar brings together leading scientists to talk about where we’ve been and how far we’ve come  in this challenging year. Hear about what studies have changed the industry, how COVID has changed the research landscape, and what we foresee for the scientific outlook for 2021. 

Thursday, December 10, 2020 - 13:00 to 14:00

WEBINAR: Developing Public-Private Partnerships to Address Organic Research Needs

Last year, The Organic Center partnered with the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) to hold a convening examining research areas that would have the most impact on advancing the organic sector, explore avenues for private-public partnerships, and identify areas where industry is interested in investing in research.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 13:00 to 14:00

WEBINAR: 2019 Organic Agriculture Survey Results

Wondering what happened with organic at the farm level in the past few years? Join us to hear a presentation of results from the National Agricultural Statistics Service’s (NASS) 2019 Organic Survey. You’ll hear about changes in acreage, production, and sales data for a variety of organic crop and livestock commodities as well as organic marketing and agricultural practices.

Friday, October 23, 2020 - 12:00 to 13:00

WEBINAR: Alternate Finance Models for Organic Businesses

Among the areas where organic businesses are innovating is how they finance their operations and growth. From employee and family ownership, to novel legal structures, and working with socially-minded investors, organic companies are rethinking standard models to the benefit of their operations and their larger communities. Join us for insight and inspiration from business leaders and investors who have brought new thinking to the old challenge of how to best structure and capitalize organic organizations.

Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:00

WEBINAR: Organic & Climate – Consumer Messaging for Maximum Impact

Climate change is one of the most difficult challenges facing us today. It is overwhelming to consider, and there doesn’t seem to be a lot of good news on progress. Agriculture is a major contributor to climate change – but not all agriculture. Shoppers care about organic’s proven climate benefit. We’ll discuss the most effective way to communicate with shoppers about organic’s ability to mitigate climate change, and hear from an iconic brand about how and why they are taking their climate mission directly to consumers. 

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:00

VIRTUAL Fly-In for Climate Action


The Organic Trade Association's Virtual Fly-in for Climate Action is taking place September 21 - October 2, 2020!

Monday, September 21, 2020 - 09:00 to Friday, October 2, 2020 - 17:00

WEBINAR: Weathering the Economic Storm

While many organic businesses have seen record demand during the COVID-19 crisis, others – particularly smaller companies, and those operating outside major categories – have struggled as retailers doubled down on entrenched brands, and shoppers all but ceased browsing. Our panel of experts will discuss the evolving market dynamics, provide guidance and explore solutions for entrepreneurial businesses. We will also share an update on available stimulus options for organic small companies. 

Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:15

VIRTUAL Processed Products Trade Mission

The Organic Trade Association is excited to announce its first set of Virtual Trade Missions. Our second virtual trade event will be held over two days, and will feature organic buyers from across Asia, Europe, and the U.A.E. These virtual meetings will take place over the course of two days as follows:

Tuesday, September 22 | 10:00am-2:00pm ET (with European and U.A.E. buyers)

Wednesday, September 23 | 7:00pm - 11:00pm ET (with Asia buyers)

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 10:00 to Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 23:00

Virtual Produce Trade Mission

The Organic Trade Association is excited to announce its first set of Virtual Trade Missions! 

Our first virtual trade event will be held on September 1st, from 7:00pm - 11:00pm ET, and will feature organic produce buyers from across Asia, including Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, the Philippines, and Hong Kong.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 19:00 to 23:00