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OTA Receives Funding from USDA

Washington, D.C.—The Organic Trade Association (OTA) has received nearly $3 million from USDA, according to a press release. On Thursday, USDA announced the award of...

OTA Urges Implementation of Origin of Livestock Final Rule

Washington, D.C.—The Organic Trade Association (OTA) on Monday urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture to “move expeditiously” to implement a final rule to clarify...

Organic Farmers Ask Congress to Enforce, Aid Organic

Washington, D.C.—A panel of organic farmers testified before a Congressional committee on Wednesday, urging lawmakers and USDA to advance organic and enforce organic standards,...

OTA Expands Support for Organic and Transitioning Farmers

Washington, D.C.—The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is expanding its support for a new “train-the-trainer” program, titled the Organic Agronomy Training Service (OATS) Project, which...

Organic Sales Climb to “Unprecedented Levels”

Washington, DC--The U.S. organic market topped the $50 billion market for the first time, climbing to an unprecedented $52.5 billion in 2018, according to...

OTA Offering Webinar on Organic Fraud Prevention

Washington, D.C.—The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is offering a webinar on organic fraud prevention on Thursday April 11, from 1 to 2pm. The program...

OTA’s Annual Spring Policy Conference to Host David Wasserman as Keynote Speaker

Washington, D.C.--The Organic Trade Association’s Annual Spring Policy Conference which is focusing on Bold Ideas and Critical Conversations, will host political analyst David Wasserman...

Organic Farmers Head to DC to Meet Lawmakers

Washington, D.C.--Members of the Organic Trade Association’s Farmers Advisory Council are heading to Washington to meet with members of Congress on February 5-6. Twenty-two farmers from...

Organic Trade Association Requests Ideas for Organic Check-Off Program

Washington, D.C.—The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is asking the organic community to weigh in on an organic check-off program. The program, known as GRO Organic...
Organic Leadership Awards

Organic Trade Association Honors Leaders

Baltimore, MD —The Organic Trade Association annual awards dinner served up inspiration along with some delicious organic fare. The Growing the Organic Industry Award went...