ACTION ALERT: Tell Your Reps to Support Organic Programs in Farm Bill

The current Farm Bill is set to expire at the end of this month, and the future of organic agriculture programs is still unclear.

Call your House representatives and urge them to sign on to a letter that their colleagues will present to the House Agriculture Committee leadership in support of funding to organic agriculture programs.

Representatives around the country are urging leadership to support key organic programs that are treated differently in the proposed House and Senate Farm Bill, to be negotiated in the upcoming Farm Bill Conference Committee discussions.

Your representatives must take action by 5 p.m. on Friday. Call your representatives today and urge them to support organic programs.

Dial 877-757-6910

Give the operator your zip code and you will be connected to your representative.

Sample script:

“Organic farming is one of the most promising and fastest growing sectors in U.S. agriculture today, with over 17,500 operations that keep family farmers on the land and provide jobs and opportunities in rural America. Although organic programs are a very small part of the hundreds of billions of dollars that will be invested through this Farm Bill, they are critical programs that address unique needs.

None of the organic programs from the 2008 Farm Bill were funded. Please help your colleagues make the case for the importance of programs that support organic agriculture. Contact lease contact Megan DeBates in Congressman DeFazio’s office at [email protected] (56416) or Adam Hepburn in Congressman Hanna’s office at [email protected](53665). The deadline for signing is close of business on Friday, September 20th.”