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May 11, 2018

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s action to terminate the rulemaking process to establish a national research and promotion program for organic (aka “Organic Check-off”) reflects a pattern of holding back forward progress on organic by USDA. The $50 billion organic sector offers opportunities for U.S. organic farmers and businesses.

OTA CEO on panel of experts on special episode on organic
April 24, 2018

Organic Trade Association CEO and Executive Director Laura Batcha on Monday was one of a panel of three organic experts headlining a special episode on organic on the eight-time Daytime Emmy award-winning nationally syndicated “The Dr. Oz Show.”

April 18, 2018

The Organic Trade Association is pleased that the House Agriculture Committee recognized the strong growth in organic and the opportunities that organic provides for the food and farm economy. We thank Chairman Conaway, Ranking Member Peterson and members of the committee for their hard work.

Major animal welfare groups join legal suit against USDA
April 12, 2018

The Organic Trade Association this week ratcheted up its court battle against the U.S. Department of Agriculture over the agency’s failure to put into effect new organic livestock standards, with two of America’s most influential animal welfare groups joining the association in its ongoing legal fight to uphold the integrity of organic standards.

Global Organic Textiles Standard roundtable brings stakeholders together
March 14, 2018

The Organic Trade Association's Fiber Council recently met in Charleston, SC, for its annual in-person meeting to discuss its 2018 work plan and announce new officers.

More than $450,000 raised in annual celebration
March 14, 2018

Organic science, organic inspiration, organic food, organic fun. These all came together for more than 500 organic visionaries, activists and businesses on March 8 at The Organic Center’s 15th Annual Benefit Dinner in Anaheim, resulting in just over $450,000 raised – a new record — to further the good work of the non-profit research and education organization.

Association calls action “egregious,” says battle will continue in court
March 12, 2018
Case is picking up momentum and gaining critical support
March 8, 2018
*Media Alert*
February 16, 2018

The Organic Trade Association on Friday issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s motion to dismiss the Organic Trade Association’s lawsuit challenging USDA’s delay of the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices final rule:

*Media Alert*
February 8, 2018

The Organic Trade Association and The Organic Center on Thursday applauded Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Susan Collins (R-ME) for introducing The Organic Agriculture Research Act of 2018, which increases federal investment for organic agriculture research in the next farm bill to meet the needs of the growing organic sector. Sales of organic products in the U.S.