The Organic Trade Association has chosen its next CEO and executive director. Tom Chapman, who has extensive experience in the organic industry, will replace outgoing OTA leader Laura Batcha on April 18.
The Organic Trade Association (OTA) and National Latino Farmers and Ranchers Trade Association (NLFRTA) are forming a strategic alliance that the groups say will help them “strengthen their impact on national public policy.”
The European Commission is showing its bias towards the minority of organic farmers in the trading bloc while cutting funding for the overall ag sector, according to some of the largest agriculture and food organizations in the European Union.
“Adapt or die,” a saying made famous in the early 1970s by then-Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz as he encouraged farmers to look for ways to be more efficient and responsive to market signals, still rings true for many in agriculture today.