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Organic Trade Association’s Organic Week D.C. looks at organic’s environmental benefits
April 17, 2019

The phrase “ecosystem services” is a new way to talk about a well-established idea: that organic agricultural systems protect natural resources (including air, soil and water), and help to mitigate climate change by sequestering carbon and reducing greenhouse gas pollution.

Organic Trade Association member stresses importance of strong organic standards
April 11, 2019

Nate Powell-Palm might not be a farmer now if it were not for organic. The organic Montana farmer told members of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture on Wednesday that the organic way of farming has given him and other farmers the opportunity to use sustainable agricultural practices, earn premium prices for their crops and stay in farming – and flourish – as a result.

Organic Trade Association’s conference dives into brand activism and engagement
April 10, 2019

Today’s organic industry was built on activism and leadership. Its founders challenged conventional wisdom by creating a new vision for agricultural production, built upon the premise that if the organic community worked collectively to create stringent voluntary standards for food and agriculture, families would see its value.

Organic Trade Association conference features president of National Latino Farmers & Ranchers and other distinguished speakers discussing accessibility and equity issues
April 3, 2019

Longtime civil rights and rural activist Rudy Arredondo, President and CEO of the National Latino Farmers and Ranchers Trade Association, will be among the distinguished speakers at the Organic Trade Association’s 2019 annual conference looking at the changing face of organic, and how organic can adjust to meet the needs of all – consumers and producers alike.

Organic Trade Association’s conference features organic leaders growing without compromising
March 27, 2019

Organic has expanded to a $50 billion market in the United States, from food to textiles to personal care products and more. But can the organic industry grow in a way that preserves the core trust that consumers have bestowed upon the label?

Organic Trade Association’s annual conference day to offer in-depth sessions on the new market
March 20, 2019

Industrialized hemp became legal in the U.S. with the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, and it is already a $1-billion market with sales projected to double by 2022. But hemp is a highly regulated and complex crop to grow and market.

Annual policy conference to focus on Bold Ideas & Critical Conversations
March 12, 2019

Attendees of the Organic Trade Association’s spring policy conference will have the rare opportunity to get an insider’s look into the upcoming presidential race when they hear from one of the few political analysts in the country who accurately forecast the results of the historic 2016 election.

Groundbreaking program represents major step by organic industry to fight fraud
March 6, 2019

In a major step by the organic industry to fight against fraud in the global organic system, the Organic Trade Association on Wednesday announced the official launching of its groundbreaking Organic Fraud Prevention Solutions program. 

Organic stakeholders invest $1.5 million to advance organic and aim for more in the future
March 5, 2019

Much can happen in a year, as a major collective effort underway by the organic community is proving.

Judge blocks USDA attempt to dismiss lawsuit and recognizes harm to organic industry
February 28, 2019

The Organic Trade Association on Thursday hailed the ruling by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia that the association has presented solid arguments that the U.S.