ACTION ALERT! ACT NOW! June 2013
Call your senators now to tell them to
“Strike Out the amendment that will establish an organic check-off program”
Starting on Monday May 20th the full Senate will discuss the 2013 Farm Bill as recommended by the Senate Ag Committee
Title V11: Bennet 04-1 organic promotion amendment
If you have a relationship with your Senator, you can ask them to sponsor a floor amendment to take the Organic Promotion Check-Off Amendment out of the bill.
Call Your Senators’ offices and ask to speak to the Staff who deals with agriculture –
BE SURE TO LEAVE A MESSAGE IF YOU
DON’T GET A PERSON!!
Congress expects that once the Farm Bill is passed with this amendment attached to it, an Organic check-off program will be established.
For more information on the organic check-off please go to: http://nodpa.com/checkoff_opposition.shtml
If you need information on how to contact your senators please go to: http://www.senate.gov/general/
OR Call the Congressional Switchboard, and ask to be transferred to your Senator’s office (if you give them your state, they will tell you who your 2 senators are): 202-224-3121
NODPA supports the National Organic Coalition's position on de-regulation
Prior to any de-regulation of new genetically-engineered crops, A GE contamination plan is essential to protect all non-GM crops. At a minimum, the following 7 points must be addressed transparently and fairly (for all stakeholders involved):
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February 2008: President’s Bush’s proposed budget threatens to axe nation’s leading pasture lab. Letters of support needed. MORE >
NODPA Action Alert For Pasture 6/12/06 (pdf)
NODPA Action Alert On Dairy Replacements
Letter to NOP on Dairy Replacements 3/24/06 (pdf)