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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 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...

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...

Court Advances OTA’s Lawsuit Against USDA

Washington, D.C.—The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that the Organic Trade Association (OTA) has presented solid arguments that the U.S....

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...

Congress Passes Farm Bill

Washington, D.C.—Congress has passed an $867 million farm bill with bipartisan support. The Senate passed the bill with an 87 to 13 vote; the...