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USDA Recognizes OTA’s Fraud Prevention Solutions

Washington, D.C.—USDA has recognized the Organic Trade Association’s (OTA) Organic Fraud Prevention Solutions as an example of an effective private initiative for preventing fraud,...
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OTA Hosting Virtual International Meetings

Washington, D.C.—Organic exporters will be able to travel around the globe in September—from the comfort of their own homes, according to a press release...
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USDA Releases Draft Version of Strengthening Organic Enforcement Proposed Rule

The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) National Organic Program (NOP) has released a draft version of a proposed rule to strengthen organic enforcement. The...

OTA Selects Member of the Year

Washington, D.C.—The Organic Trade Association (OTA) has honored all of its members with its Member of the Year Award, according to a press release,...

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 Conference to Address the Changing Face of Organic

Washington, D.C.—The Organic Trade Association's "Bold Ideas & Critical Conversations" conference, scheduled for May 22 in Washington D.C. (during Organic Week), will focus on how...