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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. 

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.

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.

In collaboration with The Organic Center, association will update members on key issues
August 21, 2019

The Organic Trade Association, in collaboration with The Organic Center, is hosting a series of diverse and informative webinars through the end of this year. Initiated at the beginning of 2019 to educate and benefit members and other organic professionals,  more than 1,000 Organic Trade Association members have registered for the ten webinars held up to this point. 

National Program Director named, Phase 2 of program getting underway
August 12, 2019

The hard reality for organic farmers – and farmers who want to go organic – is that the network of agronomists and technical service providers is often just not there to support growers through transition to organic and beyond.

Soil health expert, standards pioneer, and outstanding Millennial to be recognized
July 25, 2019

Three outstanding individuals in organic agriculture who will receive Organic Trade Association’s Leadership Awards this coming September have much in common: they are passionate about organic farming, visionary in their advocacy for strong organic standards, and active in passing on their excitement and knowledge to foster further growth in the sector.

Non-organic milk tests positive for illegal antibiotics, high levels of growth hormones  and controversial pesticide contaminants
June 26, 2019
Milk is an important part of the human diet. It provides protein, fat, calcium and vitamin D, and for the youngest members of our population, it is especially critical as a main source of many nutrients. But not all milk is created equal.
Event will bring together U.S. produce operations with international customers
June 13, 2019

Next month, the Organic Trade Association will host its first-ever buyers mission at the annual Organic Produce Summit on July 10-11 in Monterey, California. This can’t-miss event for the organic produce sector is the only show in the U.S.

Organic stakeholders gather for brainstorming and frank discussions
May 31, 2019
The Organic Trade Association promised to look at the world of organic a little differently at its 2019 policy conference, and it kept its word.