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Organic Trade Association facilitates international trade opportunities for U.S. organic companies
March 2, 2017
Organic agriculture worldwide continues to set new records, with global sales reaching more than 80 billion U.S. dollars a year and the United States still leading as the largest organic market, attendees learned at BioFach 2017, the latest iteration of the largest organic trade fair for food in the world held in February in Nuremberg, Germany.
Organic stakeholders throughout the country spell out top priorities
February 27, 2017

More than 500 organic stakeholders across 45 states weighed in on issues they see as critical to the organic sector as part of a comprehensive farm bill survey conducted by the Organic Trade Association (OTA) in the lead up to Congress beginning debate on the 2018 Farm Bill.

NPR’s “The Secret Ingredient” will live-tape episode at dinner on latest organic science
February 14, 2017
The latest science on the environmental and health benefits of organic food and farming will literally take center stage on March 9 at The Organic Center’s 14th Annual Benefit Dinner in conjunction with Natural Products Expo West.
OTA applauds USDA's move after leading the drive for the trailblazing initiative
January 17, 2017
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Tuesday announced it is seeking public comments to a proposal for a nationwide research and promotion check-off program for the organic industry. The Organic Trade Association (OTA) hailed the action as a significant step that will advance the growing organic sector and have important and long-lasting benefits for organic farmers, businesses and consumers alike.
Groundbreaking program to be based on OTA-developed standards
January 11, 2017

Today, the Organic Trade Association (OTA) announced a new partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help guide farmers transitioning into certified organic agricultural production.

Ten New Year’s Resolutions from The Organic Center
December 29, 2016
2016 saw organic become a bigger part of our daily lives than ever. We are not just eating organic, we’re living organic.
December 21, 2016

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) has announced the hiring of two experienced government affairs professionals to join its team.

November 29, 2016

Correlation between higher income and likelihood of purchasing organic is becoming a thing of the past for Canadian organic consumers.

Consumer trust in organic food is high, but “organic” claims in non-food aisles need clean-up
October 19, 2016

The rigorous and proven regulatory system of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) National Organic Program has established a deep trust in USDA certified organic food products by American consumers.

Research team collaborates to examine animal-based soil amendments
September 28, 2016
A new $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), awarded to a multidisciplinary team from the University of California, Davis, University of Minnesota, University of Maine, the USDA Agricultural Research Service's Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, USDA's Economic Research Service Resource and Rural Economics Division, the Produce Safety Alliance, and The Organic Center, will address one of the most pressing issues for the organic community—how to use manure effectively in organic farming in ways that foster healthy soil and minimize risks to food safety.