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Ms. Laura Batcha L.

Chief Executive Officer

Organic Trade Association

Direct Phone: (802) ***-****       

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 North America. Its more than 1,400 members include growers, shippers, processors, certifiers, farmers' as ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Position, Areas of Product Development , Marketing , Business Development
Tom's of Maine Inc

Affiliations

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
The Organic Center

Member of the Advisory Committee On Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture
USDA

Board Member
International Working Group for the Global Organic Textile Standard

Education



University of Wisconsin

Master's degree
Management Science
Marlboro College

Web References (198 Total References)


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Organic Trade Association Executive Director and CEO Laura Batcha has told the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) that state agriculture directors are critical in the creation of much-needed policies that provide more choice and opportunity, including the organic option, in today's U.S. agricultural system. "This is a great time for farms of all sizes to look at how organic might fit into their operation," Batcha said. "The State Departments of Agriculture play a key role in developing and delivering sound public policy that supports diversity in agriculture, including the organic choice for farmers and ranchers of all sizes and backgrounds."

Batcha noted that organic farm-gate prices are in some cases two to three times higher than that for their conventional counterparts, and that combined with forecasted long-term growth for organic demand and the opportunity for stable contract and supply chain relationships, the organic option has never looked better. "The greatest challenge facing the $39.1 billion organic industry is how to meet the burgeoning demand for organic food with adequate supply of crops, ingredients, and feed. Imports of organic products outpaced exports, amounting to nearly $1.3 billion in 2014. This amounts to a 'Help Wanted' message for American farmers. Please support them when they answer this call," Batcha told the agricultural officials.


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Organic Trade Association Executive Director and CEO Laura Batcha has told the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) that state agriculture directors are critical in the creation of much-needed policies that provide more choice and opportunity, including the organic option, in today's U.S. agricultural system. "This is a great time for farms of all sizes to look at how organic might fit into their operation," Batcha said. "The State Departments of Agriculture play a key role in developing and delivering sound public policy that supports diversity in agriculture, including the organic choice for farmers and ranchers of all sizes and backgrounds."

Batcha noted that organic farm-gate prices are in some cases two to three times higher than that for their conventional counterparts, and that combined with forecasted long-term growth for organic demand and the opportunity for stable contract and supply chain relationships, the organic option has never looked better. "The greatest challenge facing the $39.1 billion organic industry is how to meet the burgeoning demand for organic food with adequate supply of crops, ingredients, and feed. Imports of organic products outpaced exports, amounting to nearly $1.3 billion in 2014. This amounts to a 'Help Wanted' message for American farmers. Please support them when they answer this call," Batcha told the agricultural officials.


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That's the level the Non-GMO Verified Project requires, and it also serves as the trigger contamination level for the investigation of an organic corn operation, said Laura Batcha, executive director of the Organic Trade Association. Domestic users of non-GE livestock feed tolerate slightly higher levels of GE, at 1.5%, she added.


But Laura Batcha, the chief ...

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But Laura Batcha, the chief executive officer of the Organic Trade Association, who is also going on the trip with Pingree, cautioned that none of that could happen overnight, saying low input or no input farming is not technically organic.

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For Batcha, the May trip is about establishing relationships and starting conversations.
"First you break bread," she said.


But Laura Batcha, the chief ...

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But Laura Batcha, the chief executive officer of the Organic Trade Association, who is also going on the trip with Pingree, cautioned that none of that could happen overnight, saying low input or no input farming is not technically organic.

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For Batcha, the May trip is about establishing relationships and starting conversations.
"First you break bread," she said.

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