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OTA’s signature policymaking event is comprised of a week full of advocacy and education. Learn more about 2016 activities and sponsorship opportunities.
OTA Policy Conference & Hill Visit Days
#OrganicWeekDC May 23-27, 2016 Washington, D.C.
Kick off Expo West with The Organic Center!
Reserve your seat at The Organic Center's Annual Benefit Dinner. Tickets, VIP tables and sponsorship opportunities are now available.
Pick just about any story and you'll find it's easy to feel inspired. Ongoing research innovations are expanding the potential of organic farming, and investments with educational grants and endowments are setting the groundwork for the future.
OTA's Organic Report magazine is here!
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
OTA has spearheaded and underwritten two significant studies on organic trade in its effort to build a sound set of data for organic stakeholders and policymakers when they make their business decisions and design policy.
Benchmark studies yield key insights into global organic food trade
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.

Comment period opens November 12. Join OTA's newly-formed task force on this issue.

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

  • March 10, 2016
    The Organic Center's 13th Annual Benefit Dinner

    The Organic Center's 13th Annual Benefit Dinner

    Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 6:30pm

    Experience a winning combination of good food, good company, and good science at the biggest, and best, business networking dinner at Expo West. The event will take place Thursday March 10 at the Marriott Hotel in Anaheim, CA. Come to meet old friends and make new ones, to be inspired and entertained, and to enjoy a fantastic organic meal – all in support of The Organic Center. You can count on a thought-provoking program and some great entertainment. With hundreds of attendees expected, you are guaranteed to connect with colleagues and organic industry leaders.

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  • May 23, 2016 to May 27, 2016
    Policy Conference & Hill Visits

    Policy Conference & Hill Visits

    Monday, May 23, 2016 - 8:00am to Friday, May 27, 2016 - 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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  • May 23, 2016
    Organic Confluences Summit

    Organic Confluences Summit

    Monday, May 23, 2016 - 9:00am

    The Organic Center’s first-ever Organic Confluences Summit is co-located with OTA’s Organic Week D.C. The summit takes place Monday, May 23rd at the Hall of the States, Washington D.C., and aims to bring together organic stakeholders to turn evidence-based research on the environmental benefits of organic agriculture into policy practice. To learn more visit The Organic Center's website.

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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.