Friday, July 27, 2007

Representatives Support Organic Bill

"The Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) applauds the U.S. House of Representatives today for its unprecedented support for organic farming in its version of the 2007 Farm Bill. OFRF worked to secure passage of several important provisions in the 2007 Farm Bill which are critical for increasing U.S. organic farming capacity, including additional funding for organic agriculture research, technical and financial assistance for farmers to transition to organic production, and an increase in funding for offsetting the costs of organic certification. While these gains are significant, they still fall short of the funding needed to ensure that organics get their fair share of Farm Bill dollars."

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