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Organic Trade Association sues USDA over failure to advance organic livestock standards
September 13, 2017

Taking action to defend the organic seal and organic standards, the Organic Trade Association on Wednesday is filing a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture over its failure to put into effect new organic livestock standards.


New research by The Organic Center and Northeastern University  proves organic agriculture keeps more carbon in soil and out of atmosphere
September 11, 2017

A new groundbreaking study proves soils on organic farms store away appreciably larger amounts of carbons – and for longer periods -- than typical agricultural soils.

Chapter of just-released St. Louis Fed publication on regional food systems details organic potential
August 3, 2017

The significant and long-lasting economic benefits that organic agriculture can offer local communities are featured in an important new publication released Thursday by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and the U.S.

USDA, Organic Trade Association host Inter-American Commission for Organic Agriculture
July 25, 2017

Organic leaders representing more than a half-million organic farmers throughout the Americas convened in Portland, Oregon, last week for the 9th Annual Inter-American Commission for Organic Agriculture (ICOA) Conference and discussed the latest research, challenges and opportunities for organic agriculture and trade in the Americas.

Pennsylvania Certified Organic, Georgia Organics join advisory board to advance organic policy
July 11, 2017

The voice of producers just got amped up by over a thousand notches at the Organic Trade Association with the recent new memberships of Pennsylvania Certified Organic and Georgia Organics into the Organic Trade Association’s Farmers Advisory Council.

Center highlights organic in invite-only international meeting of agricultural experts
July 10, 2017

The Organic Center has been at the forefront of many milestones for organic, and this past week it marked another. The Center was part of a select group of top-level agricultural experts, researchers and academics invited to participate on July 6 in the United Nation’s Forum on Sustainable Agricultural Development at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

Organic Trade Association Awards to honor three standout leaders
June 27, 2017

An organic trade advisor who has worked for decades to open the global world of organic and act as an important organic ambassador both domestically and internationally, an organic grape grower and winemaker with unwavering commitment to organic advocacy and community, and an unlikely entrepreneur who has built a booming business around sprouting organic flours and grains to start a new trend f

OTA survey pegs 2016 market at $47 billion, and shows greater market share
May 24, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 24, 2017) – The robust American organic sector stayed on its upward trajectory in 2016, gaining new market share and shattering records, as consumers across the United States ate and used more organic products than ever before, according to the Organic Trade Association’s (OTA’s) 2017 Organic Industry Survey released Wednesday at OTA’s Annual Policy Conference.
Summit to explore connecting organic stakeholders to scientific research results
May 19, 2017

More research projects on organic agriculture are underway now in American universities, trial fields and science labs than ever before. But all that work will really only be of benefit if it meets the needs of organic stakeholders and if the results of that research are effectively communicated to – and used by – end users.

May 16, 2017

The Organic Trade Association and The Organic Center on Tuesday applauded Representatives Chellie Pingree  (D-ME), Dan Newhouse (R-WA) and Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) for introducing the Organic Research Act of 2017, which invests in the Department of Agriculture’s Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI) to meet the needs of the growing organic sector.