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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

Organic supply chain applauded for resilience in COVID-19
June 10, 2020

The Organic Trade Association on Tuesday honored all of its members with its Member of the Year Award, applauding the resilience, commitment and community spirit shown by the entire organic supply chain in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Importance of organic continues to rise, as sales hit $55.1 billion in 2019, says Organic Trade Association 
June 9, 2020

The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic this year -- and its enormous impact on our everyday lives – has already had dramatic consequences for the organic sector in 2020. As shoppers search for healthy, clean food to feed their at-home families, organic food is proving to be the food of choice for home.

For first time, three recipients represent diversity of farmers: small, large and cooperative
June 8, 2020

Three outstanding organic farmers— one operating an exemplary small dairy and livestock farm, one overseeing over 45,000 acres of certified organic vegetable production, and one leading other farmers to join the largest U.S. organic cooperative— will be recognized with the Organic Trade Association’s 2020 Organic Leadership Awards.

Arrangement signals renewed access to America’s 5th largest organic export market
June 5, 2020

The fast-growing organic market of Taiwan is poised to grow even faster. On Thursday, the United States and Taiwan reached an organic equivalence arrangement to enable increased trade between the two regions. Taiwan is already the fifth largest export market for U.S. organic products.

Course designed specifically for organic operations enrolled in Organic Fraud Prevention Solutions
May 28, 2020

Taking the first step to fight organic fraud is just a click away.

Strong data-driven case presented to prove USDA economic analysis remains flawed 
May 27, 2020

**MEDIA ALERT** -- The Organic Trade Association on May 26 soundly invalidated the Department of Agriculture’s economic analysis of the benefits of the Organic Livestock and Poultry Production (OLPP) final rule, proving multiple flaws in USDA’s analysis that demonstrated a concerted pattern by the department to skew and cherry-pick statistics

Organic Trade Association takes pulse of shoppers in online survey
May 18, 2020

As the initial pantry-loading phase of the COVID-19 pandemic subsides, households of all sizes have begun to settle into longer-term routines and shopping patterns. For those shoppers who prioritize organic, their commitment to the label remains strong, even as so much has changed within their daily lives. 

Fifty-five organic businesses enrolled in association’s Organic Fraud Prevention Solutions
March 4, 2020

The Organic Trade Association on Wednesday announced an important new tool in its toolkit to fight organic fraud. Available beginning in April for members of the association’s Organic Fraud Prevention Solutions program will be a comprehensive specially designed anti-fraud online training course, created by Michigan State in partnership with the Organic Trade Association.

Leadership Awards dinner on June 8 kicks off annual Organic Week in nation’s capital
February 25, 2020

The Organic Trade Association is delighted to announce that James Beard Award-winning chef Kwame Onwuachi will be creating the all-organic menu for the association’s annual Leadership Awards dinner on June 8 as part of Organic Week events in Washington, D.C.