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Transition to Organic Partnership Program is key part of USDA's effort to expand organic
June 26, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Organic Trade Association (OTA) has been selected as a national partner for the U.S. Agriculture Department’s (USDA) Transition to Organic Partnership Program, a key component of USDA’s broad multi-agency drive to expand organic agriculture by providing more direct support and technical assistance to producers across the United States.

May 24, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 24, 2023) -- The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is pleased to welcome two accomplished and veteran organic experts to its staff to form a new technical and regulatory team at the association.

May 19, 2023

The Organic Trade Association applauds the U.S.

May 10, 2023

Washington, D.C.  — The Organic Trade Association applauds USDA on its decision to return the Organic Certification Cost Share program to the 75% reimbursement level. The Organic Certification Cost Share program is critical for attracting new, young farmers to organic.

May 10, 2023

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Organic Trade Association survey shows growth pace doubled from previous year
May 10, 2023

Washington, D.C. (May 10, 2023) — Organic food sales in the United States in 2022 broke through $60 billion for the first time, hitting another high-level mark for the resilient organic sector. Total organic sales – including organic non-food products – were a record $67.6 billion*, according to the 2023 Organic Industry Survey released Wednesday by the Organic Trade Association.  

Flagship event comes at a pivotal time for organic sector
April 19, 2023

Washington, D.C. (April 19, 2023) — As the organic sector faces both historic opportunities and challenges, the Organic Trade Association (OTA) is gearing up to host its 2023 Organic Week in the nation’s capital.

Winners to be honored on May 9 at Organic Week
April 6, 2023

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) on Thursday honored four outstanding organic visionaries with its 2022 Organic Leadership Awards.  Recognizing their commitment and stewardship to supporting and advocating for organic on their farms and in their communities, advancing organic solutions to fight climate change, and addressing social needs and responsibilities, the trade association will celeb

Organic Trade Association and The Organic Center sharing insights, science and more
February 28, 2023

What are the critical issues facing the U.S. organic sector? Is the Organic label still the gold standard for consumers seeking the best food choices for their families? Where are the hot spots for American organic in the global markets? What kind of cutting-edge science projects are underway to help organic thrive?

Organic Trade Association CEO delves into anti-fraud rules at USDA Ag Outlook
February 15, 2023

How do the government’s new regulations to stop fraud in the organic supply chain measure up? What will be the impact for organic producers, organic brands, and organic consumers? Organic Trade Association (OTA) CEO Tom Chapman will answer these questions and more next week at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) 2023 Agricultural Outlook Forum.