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Annual Organic Week set for June 8-10 on capital’s waterfront
January 21, 2020

The Organic Trade Association and Food Tank, in an unprecedented partnership, will present the “Future of Organic” summit on June 9 in Washington, D.C. 

Organic Trade Association supports continuous improvement and makes resources available
January 9, 2020

A final rule published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Organic Program (NOP) now requires the use of certified organic flavors in certified organic products when they are commercially available. The rule was implemented and went into effect on December 27, 2019.

Trade group receives funding totaling almost $3 million from USDA to boost organic exports
December 12, 2019

The Organic Trade Association will be showcasing American organic products at events throughout the world next year, from the world’s biggest organic trade show in Germany and the largest trade show in the Gulf Region, to the leading retail shows in the Pacific Rim, Australia and Canada.

Organic sector and Capitol Hill show strong support for rule in final comments
December 3, 2019

The Organic Trade Association on Monday urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture to “move expeditiously” to implement a final rule to clarify the Origin of Livestock rule, saying that “clarification [of the rule] is long overdue and is critical to leveling the playing field among organic dairy producers.”

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.