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Live briefing on Nov. 13, 2 pm Eastern, to feature regulatory experts
November 6, 2019

The Organic Trade Association is hosting a briefing on the important fall meeting of the National Organic Standards Board in a live webinar on November 13 at 2 p.m. Eastern. The webinar will feature regulatory experts to explain the issues discussed at the meeting and answer any questions from stakeholders.

Motion for summary judgment states USDA acted unlawfully in withdrawing livestock standards
October 31, 2019

The Organic Trade Association on Thursday asked the U.S. District Court to rule in its favor on its organic livestock welfare lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Growers urge lawmakers and USDA to advance organic through continuous improvement
October 30, 2019

Testifying before a Congressional committee on Wednesday, a diverse panel of organic famers from all sizes and types of operations, from geographic regions across the United States, had one important commonality -- a strong commitment to robust government support for organic agriculture and the stringent enforcement of organic standards.

Council messages will focus on organic integrity, best labeling practices for textiles
October 9, 2019

In an effort to enhance consumer trust in the organic label, the Organic Trade Association’s Fiber Council will focus on organic supply chain integrity and best labeling practices for organic textiles when it participates in the 2019 Textile Sustainability Conference in Vancouver, BC, Canada, later this month.

Leadership Awards Celebration attracts hundreds to applaud organic visionaries
September 18, 2019

The site of the historic Belvedere Hotel in Baltimore once was part of the estate owned by one of America’s early visionaries, leaders and heroes, John Eager Howard. Howard, a Revolutionary War hero and one of our Founding Fathers, had a vision for a better world, and he lived his life following that vision.

September 17, 2019

The Organic Trade Association applauds the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee for protecting organic dairy farmers and ensuring that consumers can trust the integrity of organic.

Organic Trade Association unveils new online directory to help market U.S. organic products
September 10, 2019

It’s not easy for an organic seed dealer in Oregon to get connected with that organic grain farmer in Iowa who’s in need of organic seeds, or the organic granola maker in California who wants to use environmentally-friendly containers to find out about the sustainable packaging company in Texas.

Organic Trade Association teams up with USDA, Michigan State to combat fraud
September 10, 2019

In a significant enhancement to its arsenal of tools available to the organic sector to help fight fraud, the Organic Trade Association on Wednesday announced the development of three online training courses to bolster its Organic Fraud Prevention Solutions program. 

Thought-provoking session will look at new research, trends and challenges
September 5, 2019

At nearly 14 percent of the total market for U.S. organic products, dairy is a major driver of dollar and volume sales in organic, with a $6.5 billion market in 2018. But for a second year running, the category has struggled to maintain positive growth.

Organic Trade Association’s GRO projects on track to achieve solid success in Year 1
September 4, 2019

Where there’s a will, there’s a way. A little more than a year ago, the organic community realized it needed to take action to ensure the future of the organic sector.