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New Directors and OTA Member of the Year announced at Annual Meeting in Baltimore
September 16, 2015

Melissa Hughes of Organic Valley was chosen Wednesday for the second year in a row to lead as president of the Organic Trade Association’s Board of Directors by fellow Board members. Elected by the OTA membership as an OTA Director in 2013, she is General Counsel and Director of Government Affairs for Organic Valley, the nation’s oldest and largest organic dairy cooperative.

OTA says states play key role in creating diversity—and organic options—in agriculture
September 15, 2015

Organic Trade Association Executive Director and CEO Laura Batcha told the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) Monday that state agriculture directors are critical in the creation of much-needed policies that provide more choice and opportunity—including the organic option—in today’s U.S. agricultural system.

Organic Trade Association members join forces in social media blitz to get the facts straight
August 24, 2015

In a major drive to educate and inform consumers of the benefits and the facts about organic, the Organic Trade Association (OTA) and dozens of organic brands and industry thought leaders are uniting online Sept.

Organic Trade Association sees pact providing new opportunities for organic sector
July 9, 2015

A new organic equivalency arrangement between the United States and Switzerland – whose residents consume more organic food than any other country — marks the final step in opening the valuable European market to the U.S. organic sector and streamlining the trans-Atlantic flow of organic trade, said the Organic Trade Association (OTA) in welcoming the new pact.

September celebration slated for Baltimore’s Port Discovery Children’s Museum
July 8, 2015

A long-time organic champion who played a key role in creating today’s organic sector, an organic entrepreneur who’s brought organic to America’s fast-food lovers, and an organic citrus grower who revolutionized our favorite breakfast juice are the winners of the Organic Trade Association’s (OTA) 2015 Organic Leadership Awards.

Definitive guide to organic products in the U.S. offers long view, strategic insights for industry insiders
June 30, 2015

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) announced today the full results of its 2015 Organic Industry Survey are now available for purchase. The study, which tracks dozens of categories and subcategories ranging from fruit to fiber, provides both raw data and strategic analysis for those with an interest in the $39.1 billion U.S. organic sector.

Statement by the Canada Organic Trade Association
June 12, 2015

The Canadian organic sector takes allegations of fraud very seriously. In fact, this is the reason we approached the Canadian Food Inspection Agency in 2005 and asked for laws to regulate organic: so that consumers could trust the claim, and so that the possibility of fraud could be met with the full power of Canada’s public enforcement authorities.  

USDA also called on to increase organic research to protect bee population
June 10, 2015

The Organic Trade Association has called on the White House to officially recognize organic farming practices as beneficial to the health of honey bees and other pollinators, and to emphasize agricultural production methods as a key solution to stopping disproportionate bee deaths.

The Organic Center outlines techniques to protect pollinator population
June 8, 2015
An important and timely report just released by The Organic Center shows that organic farming practices are effective in maintaining the health and population of important crop pollinators, predominantly bees, which have been declining at an alarming rate in the past decade and threatening global food security.
COTA celebrates support for Prairie organic growers
May 29, 2015

The Canada Organic Trade Association (COTA) is celebrating today’s announcement of an $1.2 million federal funding towards a $2.2 million four-year program to achieve growth in the organic field crop sector of the Canadian Prairies.