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Have a blast with your colleagues at OTA's Annual Awards Celebration where we'll recognize the 2015 honorees for Growing the Organic Industry, Organic Farmer of the Year, and Rising Star
Kick-off Natural Products Expo East Organically
Following the release of The Organic Center’s pollinator health report, OTA urges USDA and the White House to take action.
OTA adopts pollinator policy
Organic sector petitions USDA for organic check-off
In a groundbreaking move for the nation’s organic sector, OTA in collaboration with the GRO Organic Core Committee has petitioned USDA for a research and promotion check-off program for organic.
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 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 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 advocacy and analysis to advance organic food and farming.

OTA brings the U.S. organic industry to developing markets around the world.

OTA tracks market size, growth rates, and consumer perceptions on the $39B U.S. organic sector.

The organic sector has petitioned USDA for an Organic Check-off program.

Current Issues

Join thousands of certified organic operations who are voicing their support for an Organic Check-off.

Task Force members will advise OTA on the benefits and risks of a program for producers.

USDA has published a proposed rule to remove marsala & sherry wine from the National List.

Open to OTA members interested in collaborating on organic fiber and textiles issues.

  • September 1, 2015 to September 30, 2015
    Organic Myth-Busting Month

    Organic Myth-Busting Month

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 2:30pm to Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 7:30pm

    This September, OTA will be hosting a 30-day social media #OrganicFestival aimed at bringing the entire organic industry together behind a common theme and mission to correct long-held myths and misconceptions about organic. 

    Facts about organic, Myths about organic


    Organic Myth-Busting Month

    A 30-Day Social Media #OrganicFestival

    September 1 - 30, 2015

    We hope you can join us Sept. 1 – 30 in support of "Organic Myth-Busting Month", our second annual social media festival in which OTA and its members unite to engage one-on-one with consumers, media and influencers over a common theme, and to celebrate and share organic messages. Last year's inaugural, 10-day festival garnered 109 million consumer impressions and featured 100 members taking part. We anticipate this year's myth-busting campaign to reach even further.

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    This September, OTA will be hosting a 30-day social media #OrganicFestival aimed at bringing the ent...
  • September 12, 2015 to September 19, 2015
    Washington Organic Week - WOW!

    Washington Organic Week - WOW!

    Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 10:30am to Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 7:15pm

    Celebrate Washington Organic Week, WOW! this fall from September 12 – September 19, 2015. This year Tilth Producers is kicking off WOW! by co-hosting the Annual Harvest Fair with Seattle Tilth in Meridian Park, in the heart of Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood. The Annual Harvest Fair celebrates the amazing bounty found all over the state in the peak of harvest season with over 3,500 attendees. OTA's Senior Crops & Livestock Specialist Nate Lewis will attend. 


    Celebrate Washington Organic Week, WOW! this fall from September 12 – September 19, 2015. ...
  • September 16, 2015
    OTA Annual Membership Meeting

    OTA Annual Membership Meeting

    Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 5:30pm
    Hosted by OTA’s Board of Directors, the Annual Meeting highlights Association accomplishments and invites members to weigh in on a collective vision for the future of the organic sector. The program is always productive, interesting, and interactive. 
    Our Annual Meeting is also where we announce “OTA’s Member of the Year” award to recognize engaged long-time members who actively serve on OTA task forces and standing committees, participate in OTA events, and serve as overall ambassadors for OTA and the industry. 
    You don’t need a ticket to come to the Annual Meeting, and stay for complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres prior to our ticketed celebration honoring the 2015 Organic Leadership Award recipients. Both OTA’s Annual Meeting and the Annual Awards Celebration that follows will be held off-site in one of Baltimore’s unique event spaces.

    Annual Awards Celebration                OTA at Expo East                Board of Directors

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    Hosted by OTA’s Board of Directors, the Annual Meeting highlights Association accomplishments ...
  • September 16, 2015
    OTA's Annual Awards Celebration

    OTA's Annual Awards Celebration

    Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 7:00pm
    OTA hosts a perennially popular, always fun and undeniably inspirational event in Baltimore on the night before the Expo East conference and tradeshow begins. Each year, we recognize organic visionaries who are transforming our sector in the backdrop of a beautiful and unique event space over a delicious organic dinner.
    With 300 organic executives in attendance, this Wednesday night party is your best bet to network and start the show off right. OTA's Annual Awards Celebration is recognized as not just the best organic meal in town but also the chance to be among the best organic company. Tickets usually sell out for this favorite event, so don’t miss out. 

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    OTA hosts a perennially popular, always fun and undeniably inspirational event in Baltimore on the n...

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.