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Take Action: Ask your Representative to support Organic in the next Farm Bill

Posted: October 23, 2017

The next Farm Bill will be up for negotiation soon. Two of NOC’s key priorities include increasing funding for organic research and strengthening enforcement of the organic standards. And now two pieces of bi-partisan legislation have been introduced that will make significant strides on both of these issues:

  1. The Organic Agriculture Research Act (H.R. 2436) will provide $50 million in funding annually for the USDA’s flagship organic research program, the Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI).
  2. The Organic Farmer and Consumer Protection Act of 2017 will improve oversight of organic imports.

Ask your representative to support organic in the next Farm Bill by co-sponsoring these two bills.

Call the Capitol Switchboard: 202-224-3121
*Enter your zip code to connect with your Representative’s office. Ask to speak with the staffer who works on agriculture.

Find your Representative here:
http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/
 
Tell your Representative:
“I am calling to ask Congressman/Congresswoman XXX to support organic agriculture in the next Farm Bill by co-sponsoring two bi-partisan bills, the Organic Agriculture and Research Act (H.R. 2436) and the Organic Farmer and Consumer Protection Act of 2017 (H.R. 3871).” 

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Organic Agriculture and Research Act (H.R. 2436)

Organic Farmer and Consumer Protection Act of 2017 (H.R. 3871)

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