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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...

OTA Asks Court to Reinstate Animal Welfare Standards

Washington, D.C.—The Organic Trade Association (OTA) announced that it has asked the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to immediately vacate the...
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COVID-19 Drove Organic Sales in 2020, According to 2020 OTA Industry Survey

Washington, D.C.—U.S. organic sales jumped a record 12.4% in 2020, hitting $61.9 billion, according to the 2021 Organic Industry Survey released by the Organic...

OTA Issues Statement on Biden’s USDA Pick; Releases Memo to Biden-Harris Transition Team

Washington, D.C.—The Organic Trade Association (OTA) issued a statement regarding the reported choice Tom Vilsack as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture under President-elect Joe Biden....

USDA 2019 Organic Survey Shows Gains; OTA Calls for More Support

Washington, D.C.—The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has released the results of the 2019 Organic Survey, which show total sales of $9.93 billion...

OTA Hosting Virtual Fly-In on Climate Change

Washington, D.C.—The Organic Trade Association (OTA) announced efforts to host a Congressional fly-in to address climate change, which will take place over a two-week...