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

Posted: October 23, 2017

Updated: February 28, 2018

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. We are thrilled that bi-partisan legislation has been introduced that will make significant strides on both of these issues:
  1. Representatives Pingree, Newhouse and Panetta introduced the Organic Agriculture Research Act (H.R. 2436) to authorize $50 million in annual mandatory funding for the Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI).  In the Senate, Senators Casey and Collins have introduced similar legislation (S. 2404) to gradually increase OREI funding over the next five years, to reach $50 million in fiscal year 2023.  
  2. The Organic Farmer and Consumer Protection Act of 2017 will improve oversight of organic imports.
Ask your Senators to support organic research TODAY by co-sponsoring the The Organic Agricultural Research Act of 2018 (S. 2404).
If your Representative is not yet a co-sponsor, please reach out to ask him or her to co-sponsor these two bills. 

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

Find your Representative

Tell your Senators:
I am calling to ask Senator XXX to support organic agriculture in the next Farm Bill by co-sponsoring the bi-partisan Organic Agricultural and Research Act of 2018 (S. 2404).” 

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).” 

Talking Points: Organic Agricultural and Research Act of 2018 (S. 2404) and Organic Agriculture and Research Act (H.R. 2436)
Talking Points: Organic Farmer and Consumer Protection Act of 2017 (H.R. 3871)

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