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OTA Policy Conference & Hill Visit Days

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  • Meeting
When May 21, 2014 08:00 AM to
May 22, 2014 05:00 PM
Where Washington D.C.
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An OTA members-only event
Invited Speakers
  • Tom Vilsack, Secretary – U. S. Department of Agriculture

  • Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)

  • Anne Alonzo, Administrator – USDA Agricultural Marketing Service

  • Darci Vetter, Deputy Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services (USDA)

  • Jim Kohm, Associate Director – Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Enforcement Division

Participating Companies
Amy's Kitchen bullet Annie's, Inc. null Applegate  Aurora Organic Dairy  Ayrshire Farm bulletCalifornia Natural Products bullet Davis Wright Tremaine LLP  Driscoll's  Florida Organic Growers / QCS  FoodState  Frontier Natural Products Coop  General Mills  Grain Place Foods, Inc.  High Quality Organics  I Love Produce  MOM's Organic Market Naturepedic  Nature's Path  NSF International  OMRI (Organic Materials Review Institute)  Oregon Tilth  Pleasantview Farm  QAI, Inc. Smucker Natural Foods vSustainable Food Trade Association  Stonyfield  UNFI  WhiteWave Foods  Whole Foods Market  WSDA Organic Food Program 

The Newseum
OTA’s Policy Conference and Hill Visit Days will kick off on May 21 at the Newseum — Washington, D.C.’s 250,000-square-foot museum of news. There, participants will learn about the issues making news in organic from Members of Congress, agency chiefs and other influencers.

Hill Visits
Equipped with the knowledge gained during the Policy Conference, attendees will gather at the Hall of States – OTA’s home in D.C. – on May 22 before deploying to Capitol Hill for pre-arranged meetings with legislators alongside industry peers. Fueled by consumer choice, organic is the future of farming. Be there to tell Congress about the prosperity and growth created by the organic industry through the hard work and determination of its members


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