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Organic Center’s Confluences Summit focuses on ways to transfer research knowledge to farmers
June 1, 2018
Congressman honored during trade association’s annual Policy Conference
May 24, 2018

As part of its annual Policy Conference today, the Organic Trade Association recognized Congressman Rodney Davis (R-IL) for his excellence in advancing organic agriculture through public service with the 2018 Organic Champion Award.

Unprecedented effort by organic stakeholders will cover the entire organic supply chain
May 24, 2018

The Organic Trade Association on Thursday announced the kick-off of a groundbreaking pilot project by the organic industry to prevent and detect fraud in the global organic system. 

May 23, 2018

The Organic Trade Association on Wednesday applauded Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) for introducing the Organic Farmer and Consumer Protection Act, which would make significant strides to improve the oversight of global organic trade, create a level playing field for American organic farmers, and establish a better system to ensure the integrity of organic.

Organic Trade Association survey puts 2017 organic growth rate at 6 times the pace of overall food market
May 18, 2018

American consumers in 2017 filled more of their grocery carts with organic, buying everything from organic produce and organic ice cream to organic fresh juices and organic dried beans, according to the Organic Trade Association’s 2018 Organic Industry Survey released on Friday.


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.