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Don’t miss this opportunity to meet the newsmakers in organic, take part in important discussions about the future of the sector, and help raise the profile of organic on Capitol Hill.
OTA Policy Conference & Hill Visit Days
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Register Now April 14-16, 2015 Washington, D.C.
OTA’s Board is comprised of 15 diverse individuals, from multiple points along the supply chain, who bring an unparalleled commitment and vision to guide the future direction of OTA.
Meet OTA's Board of Directors
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OTA's Farmers Advisory Council gives organic farmers a voice to directly influence OTA and enables OTA to better represent the diversity of organic producers in its policy and advocacy work.
Farmers are the backbone of the organic sector
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Organic agriculture is governed by the basic rule of allowing natural substances and not allowing synthetic materials. Exceptions to that rule make up the “National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances.”
Know Your National List
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OTA's mission is to promote and protect organic trade to benefit the environment, farmers, the public, and the economy. OTA envisions organic products becoming a significant part of everyday life, enhancing people's lives and the environment.

OTA provides the critical trade association roles of watch dogging, advocacy, and expert analysis to advance organic food and farming.

OTA creates new markets for organic products through international promotions, exporter education, business to business connections, and trade negotiations.

OTA tracks market size, growth rates, profitability, distribution channels and evolving consumer perceptions about the $35 billion organic sector.

OTA is facilitating the conversation about a program to fund organic research and promotion. Why? Because we can’t leave consumers guessing!

  • March 5, 2015 to March 8, 2015
    OTA at Natural Products Expo West

    OTA at Natural Products Expo West

    Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 8:00am to Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 5:00pm

    Natural Products Expo West will be held March 5-8, 2015 in Anaheim, CA. The Organic Trade Association and The Organic Center are looking forward to a number of opportunities to bring people together for business, networking, and socializing at Natural Products Expo West—one of the primary annual gathering places for the organic sector. 

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    Natural Products Expo West will be held March 5-8, 2015 in Anaheim, CA. The Orga...
  • April 14, 2015 to April 16, 2015
    Policy Conference & Hill Visits

    Policy Conference & Hill Visits

    Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 8:00am to Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 6:00pm
    Booming consumer demand as organic goes more mainstream, increasingly tight supplies of organic products, and lingering confusion among consumers are just a few of the host of critical issues which will be addressed during OTA’s annual Policy Conference and Hill Visit Days. 
     
    OTA looks forward to welcoming you to our Washington, D.C. headquarters this spring to take part in these important discussions about the future of organic, and to help raise the profile of organic on Capitol Hill.  

     

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    Booming consumer demand as organic goes more mainstream, increasingly tight supplies of organic prod...

The Canada Organic Trade Association promotes the organic sector, educates the public and protects organic product integrity. COTA raises public awareness of the diverse Canadian organic industry through initiatives like national Organic Week and the Think Before You Eat consumer campaign. Member participation ensures that COTA will continue to be a strong voice for organic—to governments, consumers and the media.

The Organic Center is a trusted, go-to source of information for scientific research about organic food and farming. As a non-profit research and education organization, The Center covers up-to-date studies on sustainable agriculture and health, and collaborates with academic and governmental institutions to fill gaps in the current knowledge base about the many benefits of organic food and farming.

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