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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...

Organic Trade Association Launching New Fraud Deterrence Program

Washington, D.C. - The Organic Trade Association (OTA) wants to prevent and detect fraud in the global organic industry. A year in the making, the OTA...

Organic Sales in U.S. Hit New Record in 2017; Produce Tops Category

Washington, D.C. - Organic sales in the U.S. hit a new record of $49.4 billion in 2017, up 6.4 percent from the previous year and...

Animal Groups Join OTA Suit Against USDA

Washington, D.C. - Two major animal rights groups have joined the Organic Trade Association’s (OTA) court battle against the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) failure...

OTA Slams USDA for Withdrawing Animal Welfare Regulations

Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has withdrawn the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) regulation, saying it exceeds the department’s...

AHPA, OTA, and QAI Announce Resource for Supplement Industry

An updated, free resource for the health supplement industry called Guidance on Formulation and Marketing of Dietary Supplements Under the National Organic Program (NOP)...
Leadership Awards

Organic Trade Association Selects Winners for Leadership Awards

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) will award three winners of their 2017 Leadership Awards at the American Visionary Arts Museum in Baltimore, MD on...

OTA Survey Shows Upward Trend in Organic Sector

Washington, D.C. — According to the Organic Trade Association’s 2017 Organic Industry Survey that was recently released, the rise in purchases in the American...

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