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Award included in first tranche of USDA's new Regional Agricultural Promotion Program
May 21, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C.  — The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is pleased to announce it has been awarded $2.5 million to open and develop untapped export markets for U.S. organic products through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s new Regional Agricultural Promotion Program (RAPP).  

$4 million-plus project over 3 years to grow organic markets
May 15, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C.  —  The Organic Trade Association (OTA) and The Organic Center are pleased to be the recipients of $2.2 million in Organic Market Development Grant (OMDG) matching funds from the U.S.

Organic Trade Association pegs sales of organic products near $70 billion
May 14, 2024

Washington, D.C. — U.S. sales of certified organic products approached $70 billion in 2023, a new record for the sector. Dollar sales for the American organic marketplace hit $69.7 billion last year, up 3.4 percent, according to the 2024 Organic Industry Survey released Tuesday by the Organic Trade Association (OTA). 

Organic leaders and champions to be honored at Organic Week
May 7, 2024

The Organic Trade Association is thrilled to recognize six individuals for their outstanding leadership, vision and commitment in advancing the organic movement and making a positive difference on their farms, in their communities, in our climate and environment, and in the lives and diets of millions of people throughout the world.  

May 1, 2024

Washington, D.C. (May 1, 2024) — The Organic Trade Association applauds the ongoing efforts of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees in moving forward a 2024 Farm Bill with today's release of their respective frameworks.

Organic Trade Association's signature event in May featuring top policy, industry officials
April 18, 2024

The Organic Trade Association is pleased to be hosting Organic Week, its annual flagship event, on May 14-16 in Washington, D.C., featuring two days of critical discussions on the issues and opportunities facing the organic sector and a day of advocating for organic on Capitol Hill.

Organic gets top recognition in grocery aisle, finds Organic Trade Association survey
April 5, 2024

Consumers recognize the USDA Organic seal more than any other certification in the marketplace, finds a new survey released by the Organic Trade Association (OTA).  

January 18, 2024

Washington, D.C.  — The Organic Trade Association commends Congress for passing the latest continuing resolution bill, which authorizes funding to enable the U.S. Department of Agriculture to continue operating. Keeping USDA open and running is vital for our farmers and other OTA business members. The programs that farmers depend on for their operations stop when USDA funding stops.

January 17, 2024

Washington, D.C.  — The USDA announced today the award of $9.75 million to ten projects through its Organic Market Development Grant (OMDG) program. This is the first wave of funding for a committed $75 million in 2023 allocation.

January 11, 2024

The Organic Trade Association strongly supports the Organic Dairy Data Collection Act, HR 6937, legislation introduced by Reps.