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OTA serves as the voice of the U.S. organic industry on Capitol Hill. OTA advances its mission to promote and protect organic agriculture and trade through legislative and regulatory action. On behalf of our members, we provide the critical trade association roles of advocacy and expert analysis. As the only trade association working on behalf of the organic sector, OTA builds and retains meaningful relationships with Members of Congress and their staff; and works closely with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Organic Program, the National Organic Standards Board and the Food and Drug Administration on food and farming policy. 
OTA’s headquarters are located in Washington, D.C. at the landmark Hall of States building. The office is within view of the Capitol, and only a stone’s throw from Union Station, where you can hop on trains in and out of the city. It also offers a host of amenities, from meeting rooms and conference space to a library full of resources for those working in the public policy arena. If you’re an OTA member, please consider OTA’s D.C. office an extension of your own and use it, and the OTA Government Affairs staff, while you are in town. 

Arrange a visit to the D.C. office                Learn more about Organic Standards               Attend Policy Conference & Advocacy Day

Megan Debates
Director of Legislative Affairs and Coalitions

Gwendolyn Wyard
Vice President,
Regulatory and Technical Affairs
(503) 798-3294