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Diversity of organic buyer is increasing, according to OTA
March 19, 2015

Today’s organic tent looks a lot different than yesterday’s. It’s bigger, younger, and significantly more diverse than just a few years ago. In fact, inside that tent, it looks pretty much like most places in America, a new study by the Organic Trade Association (OTA) shows.

Annual fundraising event raises nearly $450,000 to support organic research projects
March 10, 2015

It was a celebration of organic: of the benefits to the environment and to our health that organic provides, of the scientists and researchers whose dedicated work advances the organic sector, and of the generous sponsors who make that work possible in the labs, in the fields and in the orchards.

OTA survey: More families than ever choosing organic as they learn about its benefits
March 5, 2015

Knowledge is power. The power to make informed decisions. According to a new survey by the Organic Trade Association (OTA) of families across the nation, today’s moms and dads know more about organic, and empowered with that knowledge, more parents are deciding to purchase organic than ever before.

OTA hosting 14 organic product suppliers at BioFach show in Germany
February 12, 2015

German Food and Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt wandered over to the Organic Trade Association’s (OTA’s) spacious display area at this year’s BioFach World Organic Trade Fair in Nuremberg, Germany, on Wednesday to get a closer look at the American organic products being showcased.

Cotton survey shows steady growth in organic sector
February 9, 2015

Despite grappling with tight seed supplies, persistent weeds and a shortage of seasonal labor, U.S. organic cotton growers are estimated to have planted the most acreage to organic cotton in 2014 since 1995, according to the 2013 and Preliminary 2014 U.S. Organic Cotton Production & Marketing Trends report just published by the Organic Trade Association (OTA).

Celebrity chef and noted sustainable food advocate will highlight Annual VIP Dinner
January 12, 2015

More than 500 organic stakeholders will feast on an all organic dinner created by a celebrity chef, listen to a thought-provoking discussion of food politics from a nationally respected sustainable food advocate, hear updates on the latest organic research, participate in science-focused social media festivities, and, for good measure, let loose at an after-dinner bash with a rhythm and blues b

Number 1 organic wheat-producing state aims for a bigger voice
January 8, 2015

In a move to elevate the voice of the western organic grain farmer and better connect the organic sector with key organic grain growers and handlers, the 230-member Montana Organic Association voted unanimously last month to join the Organic Trade Association’s Farmers Advisory Council (FAC), becoming the newest farmer-governed association to form a strategic alliance with OTA.

Ten New Year’s Resolutions from The Organic Center
December 29, 2014

2014 was the year of science supporting the benefits of organic food and farming: for human health, pollinator health, and the health of the environment.

Action by U.S. Department of Agriculture recognizes unique needs of organic industry
December 16, 2014

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) applauded the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) announcement today of a proposed rule to exempt more organic farmers and handlers from paying into conventional commodity check-off programs, saying this is an important step that recognizes the organic industry’s unique needs, and lets the industry decide where its dollars are best spent.

Organic Trade Association shares how working together strengthens organic voice
December 5, 2014

Jesse Laflamme says his family's egg business was saved the first time by going organic, and then rescued again when the operation joined forces with the Organic Trade Association (OTA) to fight a regulation that would have had dire implications for its future.