Calling all organic farmers and food makers, NOW is the time!

After many years of dialog, there is a proposed research and promotion check-off program designed just for ORGANIC. All that’s needed now is YOUR comment to USDA supporting this game-changing initiative.

The future of organic depends on it. We can either leave consumers guessing about what organic is, or we can come together to educate the public about what the organic seal really means. We can be solely dependent on others for research dollars to help solve industry challenges, or we can generate a pool of funds to help ourselves. We can struggle to meet the growing demand for organic, or we can work together to grow domestic acres and encourage more farmers to transition.

It’s time for organic stakeholders to invest back in our movement. It’s time to fund programs that support organic farmers- of all sizes. It’s time to initiate projects that boost organic businesses- of all types. It’s time to support this progressive proposal to advance organic.

Submit a comment to USDA now with one click. Your voice matters.

You can also submit comments online at Search for AMS-SC-16-0112 and then follow the instructions for submitting comments. Or mail your comments to Heather Pichelman, Division Director, Promotion and Economics Division, Specialty Crops Program, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 1406-S, Stop 0244, Washington, D.C. 20250-0244.