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OTA responds to WaPo article on soy, corn imports

In response to a Washington Post article entitled “The labels said ‘organic,’ but these massive imports of corn and soybeans weren’t,” the Organic Trade Association has released a statement calling on USDA and the National Organic Program to thoroughly and immediately complete investigations of any reports of fraudulent imported organic livestock feed either alleged in […]

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Organic lifestyle brands “pop-up” in NYC

From May 4-6, hundreds of visitors posted highlights from the “Live Organic from Farm to Home” pop-up shop inside Treehaus café and food market in Manhattan on their social media channels using the #LiveOrganic hashtag. From photos and videos of brand stories to facts that resonated from our custom infographic, there was no shortage of […]

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Get your company in the Organic Report

The Organic Trade Association is now beginning production of its summer 2017 Organic Report—OTA’s print and digital magazine—for release in July. Want your company’s new products or milestones included? Submit items to Barbara Haumann. Note: there is still space for additional new product descriptions. Interested in placing an ad? For advertising rates and details, contact […]

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OTA responds to column attacking organic

This past weekend, a Letter to the Editor from the Organic Trade Association was published in The San Diego Union-Tribune’s Saturday paper edition and on the publication’s website. OTA was responding to a misleading and inaccurate piece by Henry Miller and Julie Kelly entitled “Organic Labeling Program Should be Plowed Under” that appeared in the paper on April […]

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Everything you want to know about labeling textiles

The Organic Trade Association, Global Organic Textile Standard and Textile Exchange are coordinating a joint webinar to provide the industry with guidance on labeling textiles that contain organic material for sale in the United States. Any company with product sold in the United States or that is planning to begin sales in the U.S. is […]

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OTA takes part in labor and trade roundtable

Monique Marez, OTA’s Director of International Trade, last week participated in a U.S. International Trade Commission Roundtable focused on labor and trade. The half-day session focused on two themes: 1) The role that trade plays in U.S. labor markets and 2) Mechanisms to consider in understanding the connection between trade and labor. Other organizations represented […]

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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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