COVID-19 Webinar: Financial Relief for Farmers

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) recognizes the unique needs of the farmer, rancher, and producer community as it navigates the current pandemic. 
 
OTA’s next COVID-19 webinar on Wednesday, April 15 at 11:00 a.m. PDT will allow you to learn about new and existing programs designed specifically to meet your needs. Organic producers will have the opportunity to speak directly to those who will implement and oversee provisions in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act designed to benefit agricultural operations. 
 
On the webinar will be Katie Naessens, senior professional staff at the United States Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry and Jennifer Tucker, Ph.D., deputy administrator of USDA’s National Organic Program. 
 
Please bring your questions about new and existing programs and examples of what you’re seeing in the marketplace to share with those tasked with providing rapid, effective relief measures to the producer community. This webinar is open to all.
 
 
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This article was submitted by the Organic Trade Association.
 
The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is the membership-based business association for organic agriculture and products in North America. OTA is the leading voice for the organic trade in the United States, representing over 9,500 organic businesses across 50 states. Its members include growers, shippers, processors, certifiers, farmers' associations, distributors, importers, exporters, consultants, retailers and others. Organic products represented include organic foods, ingredients and beverages, as well as organic fibers, personal care products, pet foods, nutritional supplements, household cleaners and flowers. OTA’s Board of Directors is democratically elected by its members. 
 
OTA’s member organic businesses work together through networking, advocacy, and other initiatives to encourage and protect organic farming practices, and to share messages about the positive environmental and nutritional attributes of organic products with consumers, the media, and policymakers. 

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