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Get your nomination in

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is still accepting nominations for its annual prestigious Organic Leadership Awards, which recognize organic individuals who have made a significant difference to organic agriculture, industry and trade. For 2017, the Award categories are Growing the Organic Industry, Organic Farmer of the Year, and Rising Star. Award recipients will be honored in the […]

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Help track the size and scope of organic

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is in the final stretch of fielding its 2017 Organic Industry Survey to estimate the size and growth of the U.S. organic industry during 2016. The survey report provides strategic information to those in the organic marketplace and serves as a foundation for OTA’s media and government advocacy work. Your company’s participation […]

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Farm Bill Educational Summit hosted by Agri-Pulse

Agri-Pulse, the nation’s leading source of farm and food policy information, will hold a Farm Bill Educational Summit at the National Press Club Monday afternoon, March 20. The Organic Trade Association will be one of the sponsors of the event, and OTA’s CEO/Executive Director Laura Batcha, will be on a panel to talk about organic and […]

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Share your insights in the Organic Industry Survey

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is in the final stretch of fielding its 2017 Organic Industry Survey to estimate the size and growth of the U.S. organic industry during 2016. The Survey provides strategic information to those in the organic marketplace and serves as a foundation for OTA’s media and government advocacy work. Your company’s participation is […]

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Hope to see you in Anaheim!

The Organic Trade Association is a content partner for organic education programming at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim March 9 and 10. Our Cultivating Organic Track includes one session on Thursday and four on Friday. Join OTA for a U.S. Organic Market Briefing starting at 11:45 a.m. March 9. On Friday, there will be […]

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Nominate organic leaders, game changes, and innovators

OTA is now accepting nominates for its annual prestigious Organic Leadership Awards, which recognize organic individuals who have made a significant difference to organic agriculture, industry and trade. For 2017, the Award categories are Growing the Organic Industry, Organic Farmer of the Year, and Rising Star. Think about the movers and shakers, the well-known and […]

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Sign up for Organic Week in D.C.

Join your peers and fellow Organic Trade Association members for OTA’s signature policymaking event in May. Registration is now open for the Organic Trade Association’s Organic Week in Washington, D.C., May 22-25. The agenda will include The Organic Center’s Confluences Summit May 22-23, OTA Member Working Sessions May 23, OTA’s Policy Conference at the Newseum May 24, and OTA Advocacy […]

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WSJ article looks at rising organic feed grain imports

The Wall Street Journal article “U.S. Appetite for Organic Food Prompts Jump in Grain Imports; Farmers Cry Foul” published on Feb 21 looked at the issue of rising organic feed grain imports. Quoted in the article, OTA’s Farm Policy Director Nate Lewis noted the Organic Trade Association has confidence in USDA’s organic regulatory system. The […]

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Organic on the agenda at USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is holding its annual Agricultural Outlook Forum this Thursday and Friday (February 23-24) in Arlington, VA. The theme is “A New Horizon: The Future of Agriculture.” At the forum, the Organic Trade Association’s CEO Laura Batcha and Farm Policy Director Nate Lewis will be among the speakers. Batcha will […]

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OTA seeking additional international trade codes for organic

Since 2011, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued special harmonized codes (HS Codes) to track imports and exports of a number of organic products. The Organic Trade Association is currently working on another application to request additional HS codes for organic products, and is seeking input on which products to add to the […]

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