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NPR’s “The Secret Ingredient” will live-tape episode at dinner on latest organic science
February 14, 2017
The latest science on the environmental and health benefits of organic food and farming will literally take center stage on March 9 at The Organic Center’s 14th Annual Benefit Dinner in conjunction with Natural Products Expo West.
OTA applauds USDA's move after leading the drive for the trailblazing initiative
January 17, 2017
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Tuesday announced it is seeking public comments to a proposal for a nationwide research and promotion check-off program for the organic industry. The Organic Trade Association (OTA) hailed the action as a significant step that will advance the growing organic sector and have important and long-lasting benefits for organic farmers, businesses and consumers alike.
Groundbreaking program to be based on OTA-developed standards
January 11, 2017

Today, the Organic Trade Association (OTA) announced a new partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help guide farmers transitioning into certified organic agricultural production.

Ten New Year’s Resolutions from The Organic Center
December 29, 2016
2016 saw organic become a bigger part of our daily lives than ever. We are not just eating organic, we’re living organic.
December 21, 2016

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) has announced the hiring of two experienced government affairs professionals to join its team.

November 29, 2016

Correlation between higher income and likelihood of purchasing organic is becoming a thing of the past for Canadian organic consumers.

Consumer trust in organic food is high, but “organic” claims in non-food aisles need clean-up
October 19, 2016

The rigorous and proven regulatory system of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) National Organic Program has established a deep trust in USDA certified organic food products by American consumers.

Key funding awarded for research addressing critical and diverse organic issues
September 28, 2016

The issues facing today's organic sector are diverse and range from questions arising in organic fields and processing plants to conference halls and research laboratories. The Organic Center is thrilled to collaborate in three wide-ranging grants totaling over $2 million that will address key needs of today's organic industry. The grants were announced today by the U.S.

Research team collaborates to examine animal-based soil amendments
September 28, 2016
A new $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), awarded to a multidisciplinary team from the University of California, Davis, University of Minnesota, University of Maine, the USDA Agricultural Research Service's Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, USDA's Economic Research Service Resource and Rural Economics Division, the Produce Safety Alliance, and The Organic Center, will address one of the most pressing issues for the organic community—how to use manure effectively in organic farming in ways that foster healthy soil and minimize risks to food safety.
New Directors and OTA Member of the Year announced at Annual Meeting
September 26, 2016

Melissa Hughes, General Counsel and Director of Government Affairs for the nation's oldest and largest organic dairy cooperative Organic Valley, has been re-elected as President of the Organic Trade Association's Board of Directors by fellow Board members as part of the association's 2016 general member election.