Megan DeBates

Director of Legislative Affairs & Coalitions
Organic Trade Association


Megan DeBates is the director of legislative affairs and coalitions at The Organic Trade Association. Prior to this, DeBates was senior legislative assistant to U.S. Rep. Peter A. DeFazio (Ore.-D) a co-writer of the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990, which established national organic standards. She has advised and helped develop legislative strategy for DeFazio on key agriculture, defense, trade, foreign affairs, small business, homeland security and natural resource policy issues. She has also served as the lead staffer for the House Organic Caucus.


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