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September 14, 2023

Efforts on Capitol Hill to block the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) from adopting critical regulations to update key organic animal welfare provisions are a blatant attack on organic. The Organic Trade Association is launching an all-out effort to fight this attack. Sen.

OTA looking at critical topics in wide-ranging education sessions
September 11, 2023

Washington, D.C.

August 8, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is pleased to announce it has received a Power of Associations Silver Award from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) for its successful and impactful Diversity and Entrepreneurship Program. 

OTA says effort to stop organic animal welfare rule sets dangerous precedent
July 25, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is urging Congress to oppose an effort on Capitol Hill to stop the advancement of organic animal welfare regulations, calling the effort unjust and unwarranted and part of a broader attempt to dismantle the National Organic Program.   

Tracy Favre of Handsome Brook Farms chosen new head of OTA Board of Directors
July 6, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Organic Trade Association is pleased to announce its new Board of Directors and president.

Transition to Organic Partnership Program is key part of USDA's effort to expand organic
June 26, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Organic Trade Association (OTA) has been selected as a national partner for the U.S. Agriculture Department’s (USDA) Transition to Organic Partnership Program, a key component of USDA’s broad multi-agency drive to expand organic agriculture by providing more direct support and technical assistance to producers across the United States.

May 24, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 24, 2023) -- The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is pleased to welcome two accomplished and veteran organic experts to its staff to form a new technical and regulatory team at the association.

May 19, 2023

The Organic Trade Association applauds the U.S.

Organic Trade Association survey shows growth pace doubled from previous year
May 10, 2023

Washington, D.C. (May 10, 2023) — Organic food sales in the United States in 2022 broke through $60 billion for the first time, hitting another high-level mark for the resilient organic sector. Total organic sales – including organic non-food products – were a record $67.6 billion*, according to the 2023 Organic Industry Survey released Wednesday by the Organic Trade Association.  

May 10, 2023

Washington, D.C.  — The Organic Trade Association applauds USDA on its decision to return the Organic Certification Cost Share program to the 75% reimbursement level. The Organic Certification Cost Share program is critical for attracting new, young farmers to organic.