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The organic sector’s integrated value chain not only delivers organic products from seed to shelf, but helps to capture consumer demand for the benefit of the farmers, the economy, and the public.
Download the latest organic industry infographic
A vibrant conference featured U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Senator Jon Tester (D-MT), and many other thought-provoking leaders.
OTA Policy Conference & Hill Visit Days
Keynote speeches now available
A landmark study on the trade flow of organic food products across the borders of the United States reveals that a robust global appetite for organic food has created new lucrative markets...
Benchmark study yields key insights into global organic food trade
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
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
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
OTA's mission is to promote and protect ORGANIC with a unifying voice that serves and engages its diverse members from farm to marketplace. OTA's vision is to grow ORGANIC to achieve excellence in agriculture and commerce, protect the environment and enhance community well-being.

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 $39 billion organic sector.

Read the latest thinking on the most effective programming, governance, and assessment frameworks for an Organic Check-off.

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.