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May 10, 2023

Washington, D.C.  — The Organic Trade Association applauds USDA on its decision to return the Organic Certification Cost Share program to the 75% reimbursement level. The Organic Certification Cost Share program is critical for attracting new, young farmers to organic.

May 10, 2023

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Flagship event comes at a pivotal time for organic sector
April 19, 2023

Washington, D.C. (April 19, 2023) — As the organic sector faces both historic opportunities and challenges, the Organic Trade Association (OTA) is gearing up to host its 2023 Organic Week in the nation’s capital.

Winners to be honored on May 9 at Organic Week
April 6, 2023

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) on Thursday honored four outstanding organic visionaries with its 2022 Organic Leadership Awards.  Recognizing their commitment and stewardship to supporting and advocating for organic on their farms and in their communities, advancing organic solutions to fight climate change, and addressing social needs and responsibilities, the trade association will celeb

Organic Trade Association and The Organic Center sharing insights, science and more
February 28, 2023

What are the critical issues facing the U.S. organic sector? Is the Organic label still the gold standard for consumers seeking the best food choices for their families? Where are the hot spots for American organic in the global markets? What kind of cutting-edge science projects are underway to help organic thrive?

Organic Trade Association CEO delves into anti-fraud rules at USDA Ag Outlook
February 15, 2023

How do the government’s new regulations to stop fraud in the organic supply chain measure up? What will be the impact for organic producers, organic brands, and organic consumers? Organic Trade Association (OTA) CEO Tom Chapman will answer these questions and more next week at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) 2023 Agricultural Outlook Forum. 

OTA puts forth forward-looking and innovative agenda for organic
February 7, 2023

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) on Wednesday called for a new Farm Bill that recognizes the integral role the $63 billion U.S. organic sector plays in today’s American agriculture. The association, in announcing its platform for the 2023 Farm Bill, outlined policies to support the growth and success of organic agriculture into the next decade and beyond. 

January 26, 2023

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is pleased to announce that two premier farmer-governed organic associations – the Florida Organic Growers (FOG) and the Organic Association of Kentucky (OAK) – have joined its Farmers Advisory Council.  

January 23, 2023

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) welcomes the creation by the U.S.

January 18, 2023

The Organic Trade Association applauds the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Organic Program (NOP) for its major accomplishment in making the Strengthening Organic Enforcement Rule (SOE) a reality.