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March 8, 2016

The Canada Organic Trade Association’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce it has appointed Tia Loftsgard as Executive Director of the associati

March 7, 2016

After five years of ongoing negotiations, the European Union Regulatory Committee on Organic Production has voted on March 2nd on the expansion of the current scope of the Canada-EU Organic Equivalency Arrangement.  Process products with imported ingredients certified in accordance with Canada's organic legislation will now be cover under the agreement. 

OTA and Organic Center collaborate to shape research on critical organic issue
January 29, 2016

A diverse group of organic farmers, agricultural extension agents, scientific experts, and public officials gathered for two days this week at the University of California, Davis to s

"Good Food, Good Company, Good Science" the theme of annual fundraiser
January 22, 2016

The Organic Center is pleased to announce that famed restaurateur, organic food activist and healthy-eating pioneer Alice Waters will be the keynote speaker at The Center's 13th Annual B

Under an MOU agreement, the two will work together to strengthen the organic textile industry
January 20, 2016


A move that can fuel self-investment in growing organic sector
January 4, 2016

The recent announcement that all organic farmers and handlers in the United States would be able to choose whether to pay into and participate in conventional commodity check-off programs or opt out of those programs and put their dollars into a proposed organic research and promotion order now under review by the U.S.

Organic benefits shown to be significant and widespread
December 28, 2015

In 2015, numerous studies revealed scientific breakthroughs on the environmental and human health benefits of organic food and farming -- from improving soil health and supporting water quality, to reducing our exposure to pesticides and mitigating climate change.

From the fields to Congress, from research labs to our supermarkets, organic had a bumper year
December 28, 2015

2015 was a big year for the U.S. organic sector. Organic demand flourished. Organic products of all types sprouted up everywhere--at our local supermarkets, online, even at our favorite fast-food restaurant. Major organic policies--including the drive for an unprecedented organic research and promotion check-off--advanced in Washington.

New report from OTA shows almost 60 percent upswing in U.S. organic exports
December 16, 2015

Since 2009, the United States has entered into international accords with Canada, the European Union and major Asian trade partners to promote the trade of organic products. But have these arrangements lived up to their promise? A new report released by the Organic Trade Association shows these trade understandings have significantly boosted overseas business for U.S. organic.

USDA awards Organic Trade Association almost $900,000 in market promotion funds
November 20, 2015

By the time Andy Wright displayed his organic barbeque sauces at the big Anuga Food Show in Germany this fall, he'd already participated in two other international organic promotion events coordinated by the Organic Trade Association (OTA) during the year, and this novice in the export market had learned quite a bit.