This updated Farm bill looks Very supportive for organic production, organic research support and cost share for these surviving and even enhanced programs is attributed to gretchen_sanfordyour hard work speaking your needs and beliefs for the sake of ag! Great job. Now keep your fingers crossed for a successful vote today !

Vicki Morrone
Center for Regional Food Systems
Dept of Community Sustainability
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Mi 48824

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Date: January 29, 2014 at 7:07:17 AM GMT-5
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Farm Bill - We Are So Close
Urge congress to vote "yes" on the Farm Bill
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We Are So Close

House and Senate negotiators have agreed upon on a new five year Farm Bill which significantly increases support for key organic initiatives including the National Organic Certification Cost Share Program (NOCCSP), Organic Research and Extension Initiative (OREI) and the Organic Data Initiative (ODI).  


These victories would not have been possible without the sustained advocacy from YOU.


However, we cannot lose sight of how much hard work lies ahead.


The bill must still pass the House and Senate.


OFRF supports passage of the current Farm Bill proposal because while it still has significant shortcomings, after two and half years of legislative bottlenecks, we simply cannot wait any longer to restore essential services and resources to American farmers.

The House of Representatives is expected to vote on the Farm Bill as soon as tomorrow, and the Senate vote is anticipated shortly after, before going to the President for his signature. 

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