Mar 30, 2020
Organic Trade Association supporting industry during COVID-19 crisis
Laura Batcha

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Laura Batcha
CEO/Executive Director
Organic Trade Association

So many Organic Trade Association members are on the frontlines as cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continue to spread throughout the United States and the rest of the world. During this challenging time, organic farms and businesses are working hard to get food out of the fields, to load the trucks and to keep the supply chain filled so that our communities can continue to have access to clean food. Thank you all for the important role you play in keeping people healthy.

The organic sector is facing new challenges now, and is going to need support from the government to continue feeding our communities. Congress and USDA are working on solutions to deal with the devastating impacts to the economy including the agriculture sector. If you are experiencing challenges that could be supported through federal assistance from USDA or Congress as they consider various stimulus packages, please share your insight into what is happening on the ground.

Our staff teams are working remotely on policy solutions to support organic, and to advocate for essential support for the sector.

We will continue to monitor the developments and keep everyone updated on our list serves, in our News Flash and through this web page. Please reach out with questions and share your experience and let us know how the Organic Trade Association can best support you and your markets. We’re also interested in collecting community-sourced resources that you have found helpful so we can share with other members.

It is a tough time and the disruption is difficult, but we are a resilient community. You are all in my thoughts.


Laura Batcha is the CEO and Executive Director of the Organic Trade Association.
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