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We are streaming live from the Newseum in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, May 24! OTA’s Organic Week is an opportunity to engage in the critical work of sharing our messages of rural livelihoods, business growth and consumer choice with government leaders. There is much work to be done together.
Policy Conference and Hill Visit Days
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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
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"U.S. Organic Hotspots and their Benefit to Local Economies" is conclusive research that links economic health at the county level to organic agriculture, and shows that organic food and crop production–and the business activities accompanying organic agriculture–creates real and long-lasting regional economic opportunities.
Research shows organic agriculture boosts local economies
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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
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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
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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 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, and consumer perceptions on the nearly $50B U.S. organic sector.

OTA supports a nationwide research and promotion check-off program for organic.

Current Issues

Submit a comment to USDA urging that the rule become effective November 14, 2017.

After many years of dialog with the organic sector, USDA has published an Organic Check-off proposal

New partnership will help farmers transitioning into certified organic agricultural production. 

Read OTA's comments to the Food Safety and Inspection Service.

  • May 22, 2017 to May 25, 2017
    Policy Conference & Hill Visit Days (Organic Week. D.C.)

    Policy Conference & Hill Visit Days (Organic Week. D.C.)

    Monday, May 22, 2017 - 9:00am to Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 5:00pm

    Save the date! The Organic Trade Association's 2017 Organic Week D.C. will take place in Washington D.C., May 22-25, 2017. 

    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.  

    The week's activities include:

    • The Organic Center Organic Confluences Summit - Monday May 22 - Tuesday May 23
    • Organic Trade Association Policy Conference - Wednesday May 24
    • Hill Visits
    • Member Meetings
    • Congressional Reception
    • Capitol Fun Run
    • Organic PAC Fundraiser
    OTA's Policy Conference and Hill Visit Days are co-located with The Organic Center Confluences Summit (May 22- 23).
     
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  • May 22, 2017 to May 23, 2017
    The Organic Center Confluences Summit

    The Organic Center Confluences Summit

    Monday, May 22, 2017 - 9:00am to Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:30pm

    SAVE THE DATE! The Organic Center’s 2017 Organic Confluences Conference: A Summit to Turn Environmental Evidence into Policy Practice will take place Monday and Tuesday May 22-23 at the Hall of the States, Washington, D.C. The summit is held in conjunction with Organic Week D.C. This year's summit will bring together scientists, policymakers, farmers and industry to connect research on the environmental benefits of organic farming practices with policy to improve the sustainability of U.S agriculture. Scientists from across the United States will present the latest research on how organic farming practices benefit soil health, water quality, biodiversity, and pollinators, and can contribute to climate change mitigation. To see some of the highlights presented at last year's summit, visit The Organic Center's website. Please contact The Organic Center's Director of Science Programs Jessica Shade with questions. 

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  • July 12, 2017 to July 13, 2017
    Organic Produce Summit

    Organic Produce Summit

    Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 9:00am to Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 5:00pm

    The second annual Organic Produce Summit is July 12-13 at the Monterrey Conference Center in Monterrey, CA. Retail buying organizations from across North America will meet with growers, shippers, processors and distributors in this intimate and energetic event devoted exclusively to organic fresh produce. Following the sold-out inaugural OPS this past July, the 2017 Organic Produce Summit promises to be a can’t miss opportunity to see organic production first hand, learn from insightful and innovative presenters, and network with leaders on the buying and production segments of this growing industry.

    Please check back for details on the Organic Trade Association's particiation in the event. Thank you!

     
     
     
    The second annual Organic Produce Summit is July 12-13 at the Monterrey Conference Center ...

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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