OTA July 1, 2011 – December 31, 2012 Annual Report - Organic Trade Association
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OTA July 1, 2011 – December 31, 2012 Annual Report


The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is pleased to share with you our Annual Report (July 1, 2011 – December 31, 2012) and Fiscal Year 2012 financial summary.

As you will see, OTA does a lot with a little. Through strategic management of limited resources, OTA proactively addressed a wide range of critical issues facing the broad organic business community. Your trade association tackled government relations, consumer education, and media outreach efforts that directly helped to develop markets for organic products, foster consumer confidence in the organic label, and advance organic research and promotion efforts. In an increasingly complex marketplace, these are no small tasks.

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The organic sector continues to show strong growth, with data now emerging that U.S. organic product sales in 2012 once again reached double-digits. This is a gratifying reminder of the importance of OTA’s continuing work on your behalf.

OTA would like to thank all members, Annual Fund contributors, and volunteers. On behalf of the Board of Directors, OTA looks forward to another year working together to promote and protect organic trade. 

Please e-mail membership@ota.com if you would like to receive a hard copy of this report or if you are interested in learning more about OTA's work on behalf of the North American organic industry.


FY12 Year in Brief

OTA supports mandatory labeling of GMOs and advocates for policies that protect the organic sector.

OTA influences historic equivalence arrangements that facilitate international trade in organic products.

OTA explores a solution to grow demand and educate consumers through a research and promotion program.

OTA data reinforce the positive contributions of the organic sector to the economy.

OTA's Political Action Committee advances organic through strategic congressional support.

OTA combines efforts with The Organic Center.

OTA establishes a Farmer seat on the Board of Directors.

OTA expands international markets through export asessment, development, and promotion.


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