Glossary: Organic Trade Association (OTA)

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is the membership-based business association for the organic industry in North America. Founded in 1985, OTA is the leading voice for organic agriculture and trade in the United States, representing over 6,500 businesses across 49 states. Its members include growers, shippers, processors, certifiers, farmers associations, distributors, importers, exporters, consultants, retailers, and others. Organic products represented include organic foods, ingredients and beverages, as well as organic fibers, personal care products, pet foods, nutritional supplements, household cleaners and flowers.

Mission:  OTA’s mission is to promote and protect organic trade to benefit the environment, farmers, the public, and the economy.  - See more at: https://ota.com/about-ota#sthash.By00tk6z.dpuf