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Organic Trade Association welcomes progress, urges expediency
February 4, 2022

Today, the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced a “public listening session, with request for comment, regarding upcoming standards development activities, including feedback a

NLFR becomes newest member of Organic Trade Association’s Farmer Advisory Council
January 25, 2022

WASHINGTON, DC – (View in Spanish here) Today, the Organic Trade Association (OTA) and National Latino Farmers and Ranchers (NLFR) are pleased to announce a new strategic alliance that will help both organizations strengthen their impact on national public policy.

January 18, 2022

WASHINGTON, DC – August Alderman and Katrina Pitts will join the Organic Trade Association (OTA) as the organization’s first Diversity & Entrepreneurship Program fellows.

Organic Trade Association joins task force in urging USDA reforms to better support family-scale and organic dairy operations
January 6, 2022

January 6, 2022, WASHINGTON, DC – The Organic Trade Association (OTA) today published the recommendations of the national Northeast Dairy Taskforce, of which OTA is an active participant.

Organic Trade Association announces 2022 international trade agenda, $906,379 USDA Market Access Program award
December 6, 2021

After a robust year of trade events held largely behind computer screens, the Organic Trade Association (OTA) is gearing up for a busy 2022 of in-person events and opportunities to show off US organic products abroad. As the nation’s only organic-focused trade association, OTA has been the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) go-to partner for promoting organic products internationally for nea

November 8, 2021

On October 19, the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) kicked off its three-day biannual public meeting via live webinar. For each NOSB meeting, the Organic Trade Association (OTA) carries out an extensive process of membership engagement to capture how proposals will impact certified organic farmers and handlers. OTA submitted 

Organic Trade Association urges action on the Administration’s climate-forward Build Back Better framework
October 28, 2021

In response to the Biden Administration’s publication of a revised Build Back Better framework that centers climate change action, clean energy, and equity, the Organic Trade Association (OTA) issued the following statement: 

Global consulting firm Korn Ferry to lead search
October 18, 2021

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) announced today the launch of a nationwide search for a new CEO and Executive Director. After more than a decade of service to OTA and the organic community, current CEO Laura Batcha plans to step down in spring 2022. 

Recipients to be recognized February 1, 2022 during Organic Week in D.C.
October 14, 2021

Today, the Organic Trade Association announced the names of their 2021 Organic Leadership Award honorees: five visionaries who have advanced organic by promoting the industry’s climate change mitigation practices, investing in social responsibility initiatives, leading organic transition programs, and keeping the organic community safe during COVID-19.

October 1, 2021

The Organic Trade Association today applauded the appointment of Marni Karlin as Senior Advisor, Organic and Emerging Markets, at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and said the reinstatement of the post would regain a much-needed senior-level voice for organic at the USDA.