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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....

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...

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...