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This profile was last updated on 9/3/14  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

Chief Executive Officer and Execu...

Local Address: Greenfield, Massachusetts, United States
Organic Trade Association
28 Vernon Street Suite 413
Brattleboro, Vermont 05301
United States

Company Description: Founded nearly 25 years ago, the Organic Trade Association (OTA) is the membership-based business association for organic agriculture and products in
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • University of Wisconsin
  • Master's degree , Management Science
    Marlboro College
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"We are very excited to be ...
www.groceryheadquarters.com, 3 Sept 2014 [cached]
"We are very excited to be engaging our members and the public in such a creative and accessible way to answer questions about organic," said Laura Batcha, executive director and CEO of OTA.
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"This is the first time that OTA and its members have teamed up in an effort like this," said Batcha.
Laura ...
organic-center.org, 22 Jan 2014 [cached]
Laura Batcha
The Organic Trade Association, CEO/Executive Director
Laura Batcha is the current CEO/Executive Director of the Organic Trade Association (OTA). Originally joining the staff of OTA in 2008, she has served in multiple capacities. Hired as Marketing and Public Relations Director, she subsequently became Chief of Policy and External Relations, and later, OTA's Executive Vice President and Interim Co-Executive Director. A seasoned organic professional, Laura has been directly involved in organic production and handling for over 20 years, and has more than 10 years of hands-on experience in the private sector of the organic industry. She currently serves as the Chair of OTA's Political Action Committee. She also has been appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture to serve as a representative of the organic industry on two separate Federal Advisory Committees. The first, AC21, advises USDA on issues related to coexistence of biotechnology and organic and identity-preserved agriculture. The second, APAC, is the agricultural policy advisory committee dedicated to international trade. As CEO/Executive Director of OTA, she also serves on the Board of Trustees for The Organic Center, an independent non-profit research and education organization operating under the administrative auspices of the Organic Trade Association.
"These outstanding visionaries have made ...
www.thefreelibrary.com, 7 Aug 2014 [cached]
"These outstanding visionaries have made invaluable contributions to demonstrating how organic practices can change our world for the better," said Laura Batcha, OTA's Executive Director and CEO. She added, "We are excited to honor these three individuals who were nominated by their peers and chosen unanimously by OTA's Board of Directors."
That heightened awareness is being ...
vitaminretailer.com, 7 July 2014 [cached]
That heightened awareness is being reflected in their buying decisions,†said OTA CEO and Executive Director Laura Batcha.
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“We extend our thanks and congratulations to the officials at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative for their success after a year of rigorous negotiations,†said Laura Batcha, CEO and executive director of OTA. “OTA and the U.S. organic industry have worked diligently to help make this happen. This new pact streamlines the trade of organic processed food products between the two countries while still upholding the highest standards of organic oversight. It’s a win for the organic sectors and for the consumers of both nations.â€
This is the second organic equivalency partnership formed with a major Asian trading partner within the past year. Last September, the United States and Japan agreed to a similar understanding regarding the bilateral trade of organic products. Batcha said the progress in Asia builds on the landmark equivalency arrangements with Canada in 2009 and the European Union in 2012, the two biggest trading partners for U.S. organic agriculture.
"We extend our thanks and congratulations ...
vitaminretailer.com, 3 July 2014 [cached]
"We extend our thanks and congratulations to the officials at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative for their success after a year of rigorous negotiations," said Laura Batcha, CEO and executive director of OTA.
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Batcha said the progress in Asia builds on the landmark equivalency arrangements with Canada in 2009 and the European Union in 2012, the two biggest trading partners for U.S. organic agriculture.
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Laura Batcha Organic Trade Association U.S. Department of Agriculture
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