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OTA is known and respected on Capitol Hill as the voice for the organic business community. On behalf of our members, we negotiate and deliver industry recommendations, positions, and concerns to policymakers and regulators. Each week we update members about our public policy work through the News Flash e-newsletter and the Government Affairs Forum. Contact Kelley Poole, OTA’s Vice President of Government Affairs / General Counsel, to make sure you’re connected to these information resources. 

Posted on Wednesday April 19, 2017

The Organic Trade Association is onsite at the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) spring meeting in Denver, Colorado, today through Friday to deliver public comments. As always, OTA will report back to members afterwards on the meeting discussions and outcomes. Follow @OrganicTrade on Twitter for a play-by-play report of Board decisions, and stay tuned for an in-depth follow-up […]

Posted on Wednesday April 19, 2017

The full schedule for the Organic Trade Association’s Member Day is now online. At this annual event, OTA’s Board of Directors, its Sector Councils, Task Forces and other member groups meet at OTA’s headquarters in Washington to advance their work. The day kicks off with “Loop the Lincoln,” a 5.6 K circuit run around the Mall […]

Posted on Wednesday April 19, 2017

#OrganicWeekDC this May 22-25 will be comprised of the industry’s major advocacy events. The week begins with The Organic Center’s Confluences Summit, includes a day for members to conduct trade association business prior to an informative and thought-provoking policy conference. The final day offers an opportunity for members to make their voices heard during hundreds of pre-organized […]

Posted on Wednesday April 19, 2017

With just four and a half weeks until #OrganicWeekDC, we are making the final preparations for this year’s Policy Conference and related events. We are looking forward to seeing many of you in Washington at that time. If you plan to attend, but have not yet made hotel reservations, OTA has reserved a block of rooms […]

Posted on Wednesday April 12, 2017

The spring 2017 oral comment period will begin this Thursday, April 13, during a National Organic Standard Board (NOSB) webinar from 1 to 4 p.m. ET. During the webinar, the Organic Trade Association will comment on the results of its 2019 Sunset Surveys. OTA staff will also be providing oral comments at the in-person meeting April 19-21. If you would […]