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Organic Trade Association recognizes Kelly Strzelecki for outstanding service to organic
March 25, 2021

The Organic Trade Association on Thursday honored Kelly Strzelecki, Senior Trade Advisor for the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service, with its 2021 Organic Public Servant Award in recognition of her outstanding efforts to promote and facilitate a meaningful public-private partnership for the organic industry through trade during her many years at USDA.

Organic Trade Association fly-in to brief new administration, lawmakers on critical issues
February 23, 2021

From their home offices, kitchens, fields or tractor cabs, a diverse group of organic farmers from across the country will meet with members of Congress and USDA policymakers on Feb. 23 and 24 to brief the new administration on the array of challenges facing the organic sector and how to keep organic agriculture advancing.

Study by Iowa State with The Organic Center finds important environmental benefits
January 21, 2021

People don’t always think about organic when it comes to the clothes we wear, the sheets and mattresses we sleep on, the personal care items we use, and the face masks we wear. But organic cotton is one of the most important choices we can make for the environment because it supports a healthy ecosystem and prevents the use of toxic synthetic chemicals.

Organic farmers and businesses are invited to participate in association’s international activities
January 19, 2021

Whether it’s on a zoom screen in Wisconsin or in an exhibit booth in Dubai, the Organic Trade Association will be showcasing American-produced organic products in 2021 to a wide and diverse international audience.

New consolidation strengthens organic’s mission to build sustainable food system and fight climate change
January 11, 2021

The Organic Trade Association announced the Sustainable Food Trade Association (SFTA) has consolidated with the Organic Trade Association in a meaningful partnership that will strengthen the organic sector’s voice in climate policy and sustainability issues in 2021, and boost the sector’s efforts to create an environmentally friendly, sustainable food system.
 

January 11, 2021

The Organic Trade Association is pleased to announce that carbon management and sustainability expert Lisa Braun is joining the trade association as the Sustainability Technical Services Manager for the trade association’s new Sustainable Food Trade Action Council.

MEDIA STATEMENT
December 9, 2020

The Organic Trade Association released the following statement today on the reported choice of former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture under President-elect Joe Biden.

New forum enables members to collaboratively problem solve, supported by association’s expertise
November 16, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 16, 2020) – The American organic produce sector is big and complex. It accounts for more sales than any other organic sector, and its production regions stretch across the United States reaping a dizzying array of fruits and vegetables.

Trade association collaborates with USDA on new course geared for certifiers and inspectors
October 28, 2020

Organic businesses wanting to prevent and fight fraud in their operations now have a full arsenal of fire power at their disposal: the Organic Trade Association’s groundbreaking Organic Fraud Prevention Solutions program and, now, with the help of the trade association, a complete fraud-fighting training package from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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