Blogs | September 2012

Maureen Wilmot's picture

We Can't Afford to Turn Our Back on Organic Farmers

We are on needles and pins at the OFRF offices waiting to hear word from DC about the fate of the 2012 Farm Bill. The farm bill is the major body of legislation driving our food and agricultural policy in this country. We can ill afford for our food production policies to be tossed around as a political football. This impacts millions of American farmers and everyone who eats.

Udi Lazimy's picture

The Beginning Determines the End

According to National Young Farmers' Coalition's 'Building a Future' report, 83% of first-generation farmers surveyed are organic.

Photo: Next Generation of Farmers It makes sense that with growing organic consumer demand, we should be growing future organic farmers, right? 

Weirdly, the House version of the 2012 Farm Bill falls far short on support for critical beginning farmer programs.  

The House draft fails to make an adequate investment in our country’s new farmers by cutting funding...

Faith Grant's picture

The 2012 Farm Bill is Still in Play Within Your District

Washington, DC is slowly coming back to life.  Summer vacation is over.  School is back in session.  Congress reconvenes next week for just eight legislative days of business.  Even Burning Man 2012 has concluded. 

Everyone is predicting a wild ride this coming season, but no one really knows the final destination.

Call to Congress: Stop Stalling on Farm Bill

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Organic Phone Flash Mob Sept. 19th! 

If you haven't called yet, please call today.  Congress is waiting until after the election to do anything about the Farm Bill.  We need to urge them to get the job done before the end of the year and to sustain organic programs that are most critical to our health and prosperity.

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