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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.

May 10, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 10, 2017)—The Organic Trade Association today released the following statement and background in response to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s delay of the effective date of the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices rule:

Organic Trade Association and sponsors present "Live Organic from Farm to Home"
May 5, 2017

Organic is not just for eating anymore, and more than a dozen cutting-edge and innovative organic fashion and home textile brands are helping the Organic Trade Association (OTA) prove that point in an inspiring, educational and entertaining two-day pop-up event in the heart of Manhattan.

OTA releases state-by-state data showing more households – urban and rural -- choosing organic
March 23, 2017

As former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue begins his confirmation process to become the next Secretary of Agriculture, new Nielsen findings released by the Organic Trade Association (OTA) on Thursday show things have changed in the kitchens of American households across the country, from small towns to the big cities.

Annual dinner raises just over $400,000 to support organic research projects
March 10, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 10, 2017) – Stimulating conversation, scrumptious food, a sparkling mix of guests: the combination for a perfect dinner party and – in the case of The Organic Center’s 14th  Annual Benefit Dinner – also the secret to a successful and inspiring fundraiser.