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Council messages will focus on organic integrity, best labeling practices for textiles
October 9, 2019

In an effort to enhance consumer trust in the organic label, the Organic Trade Association’s Fiber Council will focus on organic supply chain integrity and best labeling practices for organic textiles when it participates in the 2019 Textile Sustainability Conference in Vancouver, BC, Canada, later this month.

Leadership Awards Celebration attracts hundreds to applaud organic visionaries
September 18, 2019

The site of the historic Belvedere Hotel in Baltimore once was part of the estate owned by one of America’s early visionaries, leaders and heroes, John Eager Howard. Howard, a Revolutionary War hero and one of our Founding Fathers, had a vision for a better world, and he lived his life following that vision.

September 17, 2019

The Organic Trade Association applauds the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee for protecting organic dairy farmers and ensuring that consumers can trust the integrity of organic.

Organic Trade Association unveils new online directory to help market U.S. organic products
September 10, 2019

It’s not easy for an organic seed dealer in Oregon to get connected with that organic grain farmer in Iowa who’s in need of organic seeds, or the organic granola maker in California who wants to use environmentally-friendly containers to find out about the sustainable packaging company in Texas.

Organic Trade Association teams up with USDA, Michigan State to combat fraud
September 10, 2019

In a significant enhancement to its arsenal of tools available to the organic sector to help fight fraud, the Organic Trade Association on Wednesday announced the development of three online training courses to bolster its Organic Fraud Prevention Solutions program. 

Thought-provoking session will look at new research, trends and challenges
September 5, 2019

At nearly 14 percent of the total market for U.S. organic products, dairy is a major driver of dollar and volume sales in organic, with a $6.5 billion market in 2018. But for a second year running, the category has struggled to maintain positive growth.

Organic Trade Association’s GRO projects on track to achieve solid success in Year 1
September 4, 2019

Where there’s a will, there’s a way. A little more than a year ago, the organic community realized it needed to take action to ensure the future of the organic sector.

In collaboration with The Organic Center, association will update members on key issues
August 21, 2019

The Organic Trade Association, in collaboration with The Organic Center, is hosting a series of diverse and informative webinars through the end of this year. Initiated at the beginning of 2019 to educate and benefit members and other organic professionals,  more than 1,000 Organic Trade Association members have registered for the ten webinars held up to this point. 

National Program Director named, Phase 2 of program getting underway
August 12, 2019

The hard reality for organic farmers – and farmers who want to go organic – is that the network of agronomists and technical service providers is often just not there to support growers through transition to organic and beyond.

Soil health expert, standards pioneer, and outstanding Millennial to be recognized
July 25, 2019

Three outstanding individuals in organic agriculture who will receive Organic Trade Association’s Leadership Awards this coming September have much in common: they are passionate about organic farming, visionary in their advocacy for strong organic standards, and active in passing on their excitement and knowledge to foster further growth in the sector.