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USDA awards OTA $1 million-plus in 2023 Market Access Program fund
December 5, 2022

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is pleased to announce it has received a record level of funding of more than $1 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Market Access Program (MAP) to promote U.S. organic products around the world in 2023.

Organic Trade Association – and thousands more – urge swift implementation of new animal welfare standards
November 15, 2022

The Organic Trade Association, along with thousands of organic stakeholders and consumers,  urged the U.S.

October 7, 2022

The Organic Trade Association strongly objects to the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) 30-day extension of the public comment period for the proposed rule on the Organic Livestock and Poultr

September 14, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Organic Trade Association (OTA) was proud to announce Wednesday that almost a dozen of its members have been chosen by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to participate in transformative projects designed to reduce agriculture’s carbon footprint.

OTA says investment will have lasting positive impact on organic
August 22, 2022

Washington DC — The Organic Trade Association (OTA) on Monday welcomed the U.S.

The Organic Trade Association praises progress on animal welfare, urges swift action from USDA
August 9, 2022

The Organic Livestock and Poultry Standards (OLPS) proposed rule represents a serious step from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) toward updating key organic animal welfare provisions first introduced over twenty years ago.

Market volatility and pantry loading subsiding, industry growth shifting back toward historic trends according to Organic Trade Association’s latest Industry Survey
June 2, 2022

Following an unprecedented year marked by pantry loading and supply shortages, the Organic Trade Association’s (OTA) latest Organic Industry Survey shows consumers returned to more stable, buy-as-you-need shopping patterns in 2021. Between 2020 and 2021, organic sales surpassed $63 billion, with $1.4 billion (2 percent) total growth over the year.

June 1, 2022

Today, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced its intention to invest $300 million into a new Organic Transition Initiative program as part of the USDA Food System Transformation Framework. According to USDA: 

Organic Trade Association recognizes DeFazio for his years of leadership and service to the organic industry
March 30, 2022

In 1990, then junior Congressmember Peter DeFazio (D-OR) did the unthinkable – he dug in his heels for a farm bill amendment that he knew was opposed by both the Chair and Ranking Member of the House Agriculture Committee. Against the odds, that amendment – the Organic Foods Production Act (OFPA) – passed and the National Organic Program was born.