Sodbusting_USDA_NRSC.jpegTake Action to Protect Native Ecosystems

For three years, WFA has built a strong coalition of advocates that are pushing for the a rule change with the NOP. We are now closer than ever! Your voice is needed now to push the rule recommendation forward. 

The NOSB just published a draft rule recommendation. Now we need you to urge the full NOSB board to approve this recommendation. 

Three actions you can take to protect native ecosystems: 

 

ACTION: Submit comments to the NOSB by April 4, 2018.

Submitting comments takes just a few minutes and is a powerful way to encourage the NOSB to take action. 

Click here for talking points and instructions on how to submit comments.

 

ACTION: Read your comments on a webinar hosted by the NOSB, April 17 or April 19, 2018. 

FARMERS, we need you to read your statements on these webinars. Your voice is critical in helping the NOSB understand the importance of this issue! The NOSB is hosting two webinars giving people 3 minutes to provide oral testimony.  Time slots are from 1-4 pm (Eastern).

Click here to register to read your comments. Slots fill up quickly.

 

ACTION: Attend the NOSB Meeting and provide oral testimony, April 25-27, 2018.

Attending an NOSB meeting in person and delivering oral testimony is another powerful way to make your voice heard. The meeting is April 25-27, 2018 in Tucson, AZ. You will also need to sign up to read your statement before the meeting. 

Click here to learn more about the meeting details and how to sign up to read your statement.

We are advocating for a rule change that does not aim to limit the growth of organic agriculture, but rather redirects the growth to transitioning the 99% of agriculture that is managed conventionally. It is not fair to organic producers, who have waited three years to transition land that had been managed with prohibited materials, to have to compete with those farmers who convert Native Ecosystems overnight. Our work to update the organic rules puts all organic producers on the same playing field and ensures that the products bearing the organic label are upholding the intention behind the rules.