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December 9, 2020

The Organic Trade Association released the following statement today on the reported choice of former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture under President-elect Joe Biden.

New forum enables members to collaboratively problem solve, supported by association’s expertise
November 16, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 16, 2020) – The American organic produce sector is big and complex. It accounts for more sales than any other organic sector, and its production regions stretch across the United States reaping a dizzying array of fruits and vegetables.

Trade association collaborates with USDA on new course geared for certifiers and inspectors
October 28, 2020

Organic businesses wanting to prevent and fight fraud in their operations now have a full arsenal of fire power at their disposal: the Organic Trade Association’s groundbreaking Organic Fraud Prevention Solutions program and, now, with the help of the trade association, a complete fraud-fighting training package from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Organic producers and businesses from across the country to participate in ground-breaking event
September 17, 2020

The need to tackle urgent problems never goes away, even in the midst of a global pandemic. Responding to that need, the Organic Trade Association is putting into motion a Congressional fly-in unlike any it’s held in the past to address one of today’s most serious challenges – climate change.

Association also expands its benchmark program to non-members
September 9, 2020

Pipeline Food’s supply chain is complex and global. It stretches from the organic grains farmer in Minnesota to the organic soybean and corn producer in Argentina, and from the organic grain elevator in Canada to the organic oilseeds processor in India.

Organic Trade Association unveils blueprint to advance organic in climate change policy
August 20, 2020

The threat that climate change poses to our world, our ecosystem and our health demands bold policy solutions, and, as the devastating impacts of a warming Earth mount, the push for the development of robust and comprehensive federal climate policy is gaining traction.

August 4, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 4, 2020) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture has recognized the Organic Trade Association’s Organic Fraud Prevention Solutions as an example of an effective private initiative to prevent fraud in the organic supply chain.

International buyers can come to your home … virtually
July 30, 2020

Organic exporters will be able to “travel” to Asia, Europe and other spots around the globe from the comfort of their kitchen tables in September.

Board also calls for efforts to safeguard agricultural workers in COVID-19 outbreak
July 7, 2020

The Board of Directors of the Organic Trade Association has voted unanimously to take strong action to support the health, safety and legal standing of the nation’s farmworkers, and called for more attention to be paid to the well-being of this vital workforce that is toiling under the cloud of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Democratic election at the center of robust governance structure
June 17, 2020

In a running start for the 2020-2021 governing year, the Organic Trade Association’s Board of Directors seated two new members, welcomed back three others, and appointed representatives to serve as leaders on the Board and within the Association’s affiliated organizations just two days after its record-breaking, first-ever virtual Annual M