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Organic Industry Survey Shows Steady Growth

Washington, D.C.—Pantry loading and supply shortages were a major issue during the pandemic, but the Organic Trade Association (OTA) reports that its latest Organic...

People News: May 2022

Tom Chapman is the new CEO and Executive Director of the Organic Trade Association (OTA). Chapman’s hiring concludes a planned succession process for outgoing...

USDA Publishes Origin of Livestock Final Rule

Washington, D.C.—The U.S. Department of Agriculture has published the Origin of Livestock final rule for organic dairy, according to a USDA press release. The...
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People News: March 2022

Industry veteran Shaheen Majeed is the new CEO of three key subsidiaries of BGG World (BGG). Majeed assumed the role of CEO of BGG’s...

USDA To Hold Public Listening Session Regarding Upcoming Standards Activities

Washington, D.C.—The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has announced a “public listening session, with request for comment, regarding upcoming standards development activities, including feedback...

OTA: Build Back Better Framework “centers climate change action, clean energy, and equity”

Washington, D.C.—The Biden administration has released a Build Back Better Framework, intended to “create millions of good-paying jobs, enable more Americans to join and...

People News November 2021

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) announced that communications specialist Reana Kovalcik will be joining the association as its Director of Public Affairs. At OTA,...
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Batcha to Step Down from OTA; Search on for New CEO

Washington, D.C.—After more than a decade of service to the Organic Trade Association (OTA) and the organic community, CEO Laura Batcha plans to step...
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OTA Announces 2022 Organic Week

Washington, D.C.—The Organic Trade Association (OTA) will host its 2022 Organic Week from January 31-February 2, 2022, in Washington, D.C., according to a press...

OTA Meeting Features USDA Secretary, Record Board Election Turnout

Washington, D.C.—USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack kicked off the Annual Membership Meeting of the Organic Trade Association (OTA), according to a press release, laying out...