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Chief Executive Officer and Execu...

Phone: (802) ***-****  
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 North America....   more

Employment History


  • University of Wisconsin
  • Master's degree , Management Science
    Marlboro College
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Laura Batcha of the Organic Trade Association
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Laura Batcha, The Organic Trade Association (OTA)
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WASHINGTON (PRNewswire-USNewswire) - Organic Trade Association Executive Director and CEO Laura Batcha told the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) this week 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.
Batcha spoke at an OTA-hosted organic lunch for the officials, who have been meeting in Hawaii to discuss key national agricultural policy issues and to network with agricultural stakeholders.
In a session to discuss a strategic plan for NASDA, Batcha outlined several key issues and opportunities for OTA and the organic industry to collaborate with the association:
Staff - Organic Trade Association, 11 Oct 2014 [cached]
Laura Batcha,CEO/Executive Director, 202-403-8512
Laura Batcha, CEO/Executive Director, 202-403-8512
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Laura Batcha CEO and Executive Director Laura works closely with OTA's Board of Directors, diverse membership, and professional staff to advance key institutional objectives through strategic planning and program implementation. She brings 20 years of direct experience as a certified organic producer and handler. LEARN MORE
Laura Batcha, Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director, (202) 403-8512
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