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August 4, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 4, 2020) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture has recognized the Organic Trade Association’s Organic Fraud Prevention Solutions as an example of an effective private initiative to prevent fraud in the organic supply chain.

International buyers can come to your home … virtually
July 30, 2020

Organic exporters will be able to “travel” to Asia, Europe and other spots around the globe from the comfort of their kitchen tables in September.

Board also calls for efforts to safeguard agricultural workers in COVID-19 outbreak
July 7, 2020

The Board of Directors of the Organic Trade Association has voted unanimously to take strong action to support the health, safety and legal standing of the nation’s farmworkers, and called for more attention to be paid to the well-being of this vital workforce that is toiling under the cloud of the COVID-19 pandemic.
 

Democratic election at the center of robust governance structure
June 17, 2020

In a running start for the 2020-2021 governing year, the Organic Trade Association’s Board of Directors seated two new members, welcomed back three others, and appointed representatives to serve as leaders on the Board and within the Association’s affiliated organizations just two days after its record-breaking, first-ever virtual Annual M

Organic supply chain applauded for resilience in COVID-19
June 10, 2020

The Organic Trade Association on Tuesday honored all of its members with its Member of the Year Award, applauding the resilience, commitment and community spirit shown by the entire organic supply chain in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Importance of organic continues to rise, as sales hit $55.1 billion in 2019, says Organic Trade Association 
June 9, 2020

The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic this year -- and its enormous impact on our everyday lives – has already had dramatic consequences for the organic sector in 2020. As shoppers search for healthy, clean food to feed their at-home families, organic food is proving to be the food of choice for home.

For first time, three recipients represent diversity of farmers: small, large and cooperative
June 8, 2020

Three outstanding organic farmers— one operating an exemplary small dairy and livestock farm, one overseeing over 45,000 acres of certified organic vegetable production, and one leading other farmers to join the largest U.S. organic cooperative— will be recognized with the Organic Trade Association’s 2020 Organic Leadership Awards.

Arrangement signals renewed access to America’s 5th largest organic export market
June 5, 2020

The fast-growing organic market of Taiwan is poised to grow even faster. On Thursday, the United States and Taiwan reached an organic equivalence arrangement to enable increased trade between the two regions. Taiwan is already the fifth largest export market for U.S. organic products.
 

Course designed specifically for organic operations enrolled in Organic Fraud Prevention Solutions
May 28, 2020

Taking the first step to fight organic fraud is just a click away.

Strong data-driven case presented to prove USDA economic analysis remains flawed 
May 27, 2020

**MEDIA ALERT** -- The Organic Trade Association on May 26 soundly invalidated the Department of Agriculture’s economic analysis of the benefits of the Organic Livestock and Poultry Production (OLPP) final rule, proving multiple flaws in USDA’s analysis that demonstrated a concerted pattern by the department to skew and cherry-pick statistics

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