April 2024 Member Spotlight: Pryor Garnett

Pryor Garnett (Garnetts Red Prairie Farm) is a long-time member of OFA and the current Governing Council President.

April’s Member Spotlight belongs to OFA’s newly elected Governing Council President, Pryor Garnett of Garnetts Red Prairie Farm in Sheridan, Oregon. Like all good farmer stories, Pryor’s starts with a twist.

Despite being a farm owner since 2009 and farming himself since 2016, Pryor still calls himself a beginning farmer. That’s because Pryor spent most of his career before farming as a patent lawyer. While Pryor was a dedicated gardener for many years, he always thought he’d be a landowner one day. His experience growing his own food had long ago converted him to believing that organic is the healthiest way to eat, and that what’s good for us to eat is also more likely to be sustainable in the face of climate change and in the face of system disruptions.

When Pryor was ready for a change, and as the farmers who rented his farm moved on, he began farming. He received advice from NRCS and Oregon Tilth and worked toward today where his 92-acre farm specializes in growing certified organic wheat and other small grains for food, seed, and animal consumption. Successfully farming with just organic practices is very difficult, Pryor shared. A lot of expertise is needed and he’s still learning, but Pryor believes if he can do it, others in the region may see the opportunity as well. Currently, 62 acres are certified organic or in transition toward organic certification.

But Pryor knew there was more he could offer to the organic movement than just farming alone. When Oregon Tilth asked if he’d be interested in policy work, he knew he could use his skills as a lawyer to advocate in favor of positions that would protect and promote further development of organic agriculture. Since then, Pryor has been no stranger to policy work.

Last summer he hosted a staffer from Congresswoman Andrea Salinas’ office with the help of Oregon Climate Action Network and Oregon Tilth. That work paid off as it earned Pryor an invitation from the congresswoman’s office in January to participate in the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC) roundtable as the only organic voice speaking for climate-resilient food supply chain changes in the upcoming Farm Bill.

Pryor notes that most farmers dread advocacy work and will go to great lengths to avoid it, but everyone who has tried it has come away wanting to try it again in his experience. Once a farmer can start building relationships with their members of congress, it’s easier to gain momentum and move the organic movement forward.

 

Would you like to nominate someone for the Member Spotlight? Please email your recommendation to madison[@]organicfarmersassociation.org.

 


OFA's Spring Interns Help Elevate Farmer Voices

Policy, Farmer Services, and Communications Interns Explore Organic Careers

This spring, Organic Farmers Association welcomed three interns to the team to learn, contribute, and experience organic agriculture advocacy in action. As a part of the Organic Career Network (OCN), OFA has set a goal to increase diversity and equity in the organic sector including support for the exploration of career opportunities in the industry.

OCN connects organic organizations to underrepresented students who are interested in exploring career pathways in the organic industry. The OCN aims to provide students with the opportunity to get hands-on experience with organic certification, inspection, advocacy, and farmer education organizations and agencies.

Welcome Spring Interns

Amanda Jones

Policy Intern

Amanda is a passionate naturalist, gardener, and systems thinker. She has worked in organic agriculture and conservation in her home state of Virginia. She aspires to empower communities to create healthier and more sustainable ecosystems. She is graduating with a degree in Environmental Studies with a focus on sustainable food systems at George Mason University.

Brooke Tokushige

Farmer Services Intern

Brooke is a fourth year student-athlete at the University of California, Davis pursuing a Bachelors of Science in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems. Brooke has engaged in some farm work in the past and is interested in the social aspects of the agricultural industry. Giving farmers every chance they have at succeeding in their practice is important to Brooke who is working with OFA to create equity and justice throughout food systems and make farmers’ voices heard!

Louise Brownell

Communications Intern

Louise recently graduated from the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo, Italy with a Master’s in Agroecology & Food Sovereignty. She is passionate about food system transformation, and wrote her thesis about local food related to the experience of visitors at Podere il Casale, a 60 hectare farm in Tuscany where she volunteered as part of the Master’s program. Prior to this experience, she worked in Washington, D.C. as the Director of Operations for a Wisconsin congressman, and earned her Bachelor of Arts from Fordham University.


March 2024 Member Spotlight: Noah Wendt

Noah Wendt, Kate Mendenhall, and a staffer for Senator Chuck Grassley's office during the 2024 Farmer Fly-In.

This Month’s Member Spotlight is Noah Wendt of A&W Farms in Cambridge, Iowa. Noah is a first generation farmer who, while he didn’t grow up on a farm himself, was always interested in the crops and livestock he saw his extended family grow and raise. Noah was pushed by family not to go into the volatile agriculture business as a farmer, so he did the next best thing—he went to ag business school.

Regardless of his parents' attempts, Noah was drawn back to try his hand at production agriculture and away from his career in ag business. So in 2006, Noah partnered with Caleb Akin, another first generation farmer, and started A&W Farms. It wasn’t long before the economics of farming had the pair looking for another way to farm. And so, starting in 2014 with some encouragement from friends who also transitioned, A&W Farms began on a 10-year plan to convert as much of their land to organic as possible. 

While the original motivation to move to organic production was a financial one, Noah looks back at the decade he’s spent as an organic farmer and sees how his reasons have changed. Now Noah sees organic farming as a way of doing better justice to the soil, environment, and humanity. This new way of seeing his farm is one reason why Noah has started speaking up about agricultural topics on a policy level. 

Since starting an organic grain facility with partners, he’s heard more stories from farmers about the same topics—crop insurance, crop rotation, soil health, etc. Topics Noah could now see at a deeper level and knew required farmer voices to advocate for change. 

As an OFA member, Noah just returned from his first Farmer Fly-In Lobby Day in Washington, D.C. Admittedly, he was nervous, but once he joined the group of other experienced advocate-farmers his confidence increased. Noah was able to share his requests for the next Farm Bill with his legislators, and he plans to join OFA at future Fly-Ins, too. 

Reflecting on the greatest lesson he’s learned during his organic journey so far, Noah says he sees there’s a bigger sense of community in the organic movement. People are willing to bend over backwards to help and there’s no advice a farmer won’t share with another farmer if it helps them succeed—it’s unlike anything he ever found in his conventional farming experience. 

 


OFA Heads to Washington, D.C. to Advocate for Farm Bill Policies

Organic Farmers Association Heads to Washington, D.C. to Advocate for Farm Bill Policies 

Members and staff of the Organic Farmers Association will be in the nation's capital March 4-7 to meet with representatives in the House and Senate, as well as staff on the House and Senate Agriculture committees, to advocate for Farm Bill policies and their potential impact on the organic farming community.

This influential year marks the reauthorization of the Farm Bill, a piece of extensive agricultural legislation that is updated every five years and has a major impact on food and farming systems. Due to congressional delays, a Continuing Resolution is in place that funds the legislation through September 2024, but the remaining months before final passage remain a critical time for advocates to earn and keep support. 

According to Executive Director, Kate Mendenhall, “Farmers are best suited to educate changemakers about the challenges they face on the farm and need to be part of crafting the solutions to grow organic farming in this country. Bringing organic farmers to Washington, D.C. puts their voices front and center, and is a high priority for Organic Farmers Association.”

The policies being advocated for aim to make USDA programs work for organic farmers by increasing support and assistance. This includes increasing organic infrastructure to create new regional programs that increase organic production, addressing challenges for climate and supply chain resilience, and strengthening local food systems. Members will also be asking lawmakers to provide immediate support for organic dairy farms to address the dramatically increased organic input costs putting many family-farms out of business. 

Organic farmers face numerous hurdles, including economic challenges and concerns about organic import fraud, and better crop insurance options for organic farmers. The advocacy efforts of OFA’s members aim to address these challenges through policies that will ensure a better future for the industry. By making USDA programs work for organic farmers, organic farmers will be able to pave the way for a thriving and sustainable organic farming market and healthy rural and urban communities. For more information about the farm bill policies OFA and organic farmers are advocating for, visit www.OrganicFarmersAssociation.org.


February 2024 Member Spotlight: Scott Myers

This month’s member spotlight is on Scott Myers of Woodlyn Acres Farm in Dalton, Ohio. Scott is a 4th generation farmer who didn’t start out in farming, but rather as a vocal music major at OSU before changing his major to economics.

Scott Myers after meeting with his Congressman’s office during the 2023 OFA Farmer Fly-In.

That was a wise choice as Scott’s studies helped him solve the puzzle of how to help make his family’s farm more profitable, and the answer was in hay.

Wayne County, where Scott’s farm is located, is the largest dairy area in the state, and where there’s dairy, there should be hay. However, area farmers were getting a lot of their hay from outside the region instead of locally. So hay was grown and the farm grew too. Today the farm is home to a rotation of 8-10 crops.

Scott’s organic journey began when the local dairies started transitioning to organic. One season, a few of Scott’s customers canceled their orders when they needed to find new organic suppliers. This tale could have taken a turn for the worse, but those dairies instead came to Scott to ask if he’d consider growing some organic hay for their operation. And so, the gradual transition to organic was underway. Scott’s farm was in a great position to transition since he already used regular crop rotations and chicken manure as fertilizer. Today, Scott farms over 2,500 acres organically without exposing his family or neighbors to chemicals, obtaining the same yields, and better quality crops.

Scott became involved with OFA and the Policy Committee after years of advocating with OEFFA where he began to speak up about organic and the challenges it faces. He sees the advocacy work he does with OFA as a way to work directly with lawmakers and defend organic. While there are always naysayers who question organic, Scott believes standing up to share your story is the best way to support organic and make farming more equitable. Scott knows he’s privileged for how he came into organic farming, and his experience with meeting farmers from across the country as a part of his advocacy work has exposed him to more stories of imbalance within the system. Stories he hopes he can lend a voice to in order to make a change for organic farmers.

 

Would you like to nominate someone for the Member Spotlight? Please email your recommendation to madison[@]organicfarmersassociation.org. 


Protecting Your Harvest: Mitigating Risks in Buyer Bankruptcies

Have you heard this one before? The farmer delivers product to a buyer and expects payment 30 days later. A check arrives in the mail a month later; the farmer cashes it. And then….bankruptcy. The next thing our farmer pulls out of the mailbox is a clawback letter, demanding that she give the money back! 

Can this outrageous scenario possibly be legal? It’s as alarming as it is legal. But, farmers don’t have to be the victims. There are proactive steps a farmer can take to mitigate the impact a buyer bankruptcy might have on their operation. Let’s explore the legal details through a different story.

Knowing your defenses in the case of a partner's bankruptcy will give you more options in the aftermath.  

Let’s say Jill owns a specialty butcher shop where she retails fresh cuts and sausage products to high-end restaurants. Business has been rough. Jill considers her debt for processing equipment, low profitability, and a declining customer base and realizes bankruptcy is her best option. Her neighbor Bob dropped off $4,000 worth of meat about a month ago as did another farmer, Sue. Their invoices need to be paid. But Butcher Jill only has enough money to pay one vendor. She writes a check to Bob, he’s her neighbor, after all. A few days later, Jill files for bankruptcy. After the bankruptcy court looks at her case, the trustee issues a “clawback letter” to Bob telling him to return the payment for the meat. 

When Bob reads the letter, he sees red. From his perspective, the court is either stealing his product or asking him to donate it to Butcher Jill! Sue is angry, too. Why does Bob get 100% payment of his invoice while she gets nothing? She thinks Jill shouldn’t be allowed to favor her neighbor in matters as serious as this. 

As the saying goes, “a good compromise leaves everyone mad,” and it describes bankruptcy processes perfectly. The intention of the bankruptcy process is good: it’s designed to protect the public’s interest in an orderly and fair resolution when businesses can’t pay their bills. That means the court is especially sympathetic to people like Sue. The bankruptcy court wants to be sure that no creditors have received unfair “preferential treatment” in the 90 days leading up to the bankruptcy filing. Preferential treatment involves actions like making sure favorite vendors or people with influence get paid back the most. One of the first steps a bankruptcy process often takes is to demand a return of every payment made to creditors in the 90 days before the filing. The court starts by assuming all payments were preferential. After all, people like Jill know their business is struggling well before they file. The court’s goal is to take the clawed-back funds and split them evenly between Bob, Sue, and anyone else who extended credit to Jill in the 90 days before she filed.

If Bob were to take his clawback letter to an attorney, the first thing the attorney might do is explore an “ordinary course of business” defense. This defense allows Bob to say, “Hey, I was not being treated preferentially!” If Bob can show this, he may be able to keep his payment. One way Bob might win is by showing that the payment for his meat near to the time of bankruptcy was exactly as it was well before the bankruptcy was filed. Ideally, Bob would provide documentation showing that he was paid via the same method, form, and timing as he had been in every other instance. This gets harder if Bob only has a couple of transactions with Butcher Jill, perhaps because he’s a new vendor or because he only delivers his product once per year. In that case, Bob could try to show that his transaction was in perfect accordance with industry standards. But, this is an expensive proposition as Bob will need an expert witness who can testify as to how meat producers and butchers normally do things. Bob might burn more money getting the expert’s testimony prepared and admitted than his invoice with Jill is worth.

Bob’s attorney might also argue that Bob never extended credit to Butcher Jill. This is called a “contemporaneous exchange” defense. It allows Bob to say, “Wait a minute, I was never a creditor of Jill! You can only do a clawback from a creditor!” For Bob to prove this, he’d need to show that Jill paid him on delivery (or close to it). Bob might also need a signed sales contract showing Bob and Jill agreed that their sales were a contemporaneous exchange, along with a copy of the voided check that Jill sent and Bob cashed shortly after he left her shop. Some courts allow a small amount of time to pass between delivering the product and getting paid, while other courts insist the payment be made on delivery to make it a “contemporaneous exchange.” The contemporaneous exchange can be challenging as many large-scale commodity buyers simply won’t negotiate on their terms. They buy on credit and that’s it. 

Time and again over our history, many small farmers have rallied to confront buyer business practices that aren’t working for them, and today’s bankruptcies are no different. State governments have responded to farmers’ vulnerability by creating things like bond programs and indemnity funds. Thirty states have a program like this. Many require that farmers submit a claim to the fund or program within a certain timeframe. Some programs may also limit the total amount they’ll give the farmer. Farmers who know the details of their state’s programs can protect themselves. They can make sure that they file on time, and they can limit total sales to any single buyer to the total amount the state will provide in compensation, should that buyer go bankrupt. Farmers may also consider filing a lien. Filing a lien has the effect of making the farmer a secured creditor: secured creditors get made whole first and they aren’t subject to clawback in bankruptcy. The process is usually simple, but states with bond and indemnity programs that cover grain farmers don’t also allow a lien. The law usually provides one or the other but not both.

Playing the long game, farmers can and should continue to work with each other to discover what isn’t working and advocate for what will work. Uniting with advocates and allies, farmers can continue to push for change that protects them. After all, bankruptcy and government programs resulted from democratic decision-making, and farmers can be full participants in that process. 

Some Helpful Tips

In the event of a bankruptcy clawback letter:

Defense What it Means What to Do
Clawback Letter Ordinary course of business I was not given preferential treatment!  This was a normal transaction. 1. Show that you were paid the same way you were previously (method, form, timing)                  

2. Show payment is in accordance with industry standards  

Clawback Letter Contemporaneous exchange I was never a creditor of this business. You can only trigger a clawback from a creditor. 1. Show that you were paid on delivery (or close to it in some states)

2.  A signed sales contract showing buyer and seller agreed that their sales were a contemporaneous exchange, along with proof that the money was received shortly after delivery

What farmers can do about it:

  1. Find out if your state has an indemnity or bond program. (30 states do!)
    • Only sell up to the amount an indemnity or bond program will cover in each instance.  
    • Know the rules of the indemnity or bond fund (filing timing, amounts, etc.) to protect yourself.
    • Find out what the period is to file a claim. Some states have a limited window when you can file a claim. Minnesota passed new legislation in 2023 with a long indemnity claim period of 36 months to file a claim. Ask your state legislators to match Minnesota’s indemnity claim period to cover clawbacks that could be issued up to two years after a filed bankruptcy.
  2. Join an OFA Working Group on Fair Contracts, where we can find solutions to these sorts of challenges and more. Email julia@organicfarmersassociation.org to get connected.
    • If you don’t have an indemnity fund and you want to start one, please contact us!
  3. Read more about the aftermath of a recent clawback bankruptcy case in OFA's Organic Voice magazine (Pages 11 & 21).

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This article was written by Rachel Armstrong for OFA.

As the founder and Executive Director of Farm Commons, Rachel Armstrong has led dozens of webinars and workshops for thousands of farmers nationwide and created the organization’s innovative approach to farm law risk reduction. Rachel believes that farmers have what they need to be expert legal risk managers and that the right tools can awaken that capacity. As a leading authority on direct-to-consumer farm law, Rachel has authored many publications on farm law matters for farmers, published academic and trade articles for attorneys, and teaches university classes in farm law. She is a graduate of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and the University of Wisconsin Madison, she lives in Northern Minnesota (where she grew up) with her family. She is licensed to practice law in Wisconsin and Minnesota.


OFA Celebrates Finalization of OLPS

For years, Organic Farmers Association and others in the organic community have advocated for more clear and stringent standards for organic livestock and poultry production. Today, the new Organic Livestock and Poultry Standards (OLPS) Rule was filed in the Federal Register. OFA applauds the release of this long-awaited rule, which we have advocated for before Congress and the USDA for years.

OLPS clarifies the production standards of avian and mammalian livestock to support consistent enforcement across producers and re-establish a strong organic label that assures consumers that USDA-certified organic livestock products meet a robust and uniform standard valuing both environmental and animal welfare. The rule:

  • Clarifies living conditions, healthcare, transportation, and slaughter practices to support animal welfare for mammalian livestock species.
  • Establishes poultry indoor and outdoor space requirements and stocking density limits, and clarifies that enclosed porches are not considered outdoor spaces.
The Organic Livestock and Poultry Standards (OLPS) Final Rule updates the USDA organic regulations (7 CFR part 205) to promote animal welfare and encourage consistent livestock production practices.

USDA organic standards have always required outdoor access for poultry and livestock as well as living conditions that allow animals to express their natural instincts and the majority of organic livestock farmers uphold these standards. However, these regulations have not been consistently enforced and some certifiers have allowed large poultry companies to use narrow, enclosed porches instead of true outdoor access. This inequitable enforcement and interpretation has created an unfair playing field for organic livestock farmers and has undermined consumers' confidence in the organic label.

“OFA celebrates the finalization of the OLPS rule," says Kate Mendenhall, Executive Director, Organic Farmers Association. “These new standards will close loopholes in poultry production, laying important steps towards a more level playing field for organic poultry producers and improving animal welfare. We encourage the USDA to keep working towards high organic integrity. This is a step in that direction and there’s more work to do.”

While celebrating this important step for animal welfare, OFA recognizes that some important details were not included in the final rule. Notably, the rule allows five years for both layer and broiler producers to comply with the new rule, rather than three years as OFA recommended. Additionally, the rule failed to provide clarity around animal welfare standards for organic swine production. OFA will conduct an in-depth analysis of the rule in the coming days.

Find the final rule on the federal register and an OLPS fact sheet on the rule from the USDA. 


O DAIRY Act of 2023 Introduced

ORGANIC DAIRY GROUPS APPLAUD INTRODUCTION OF O DAIRY ACT

Organic dairy farmers around the nation are facing an economic crisis caused by weather-related disasters, market consolidation, and skyrocketing energy and feed costs brought on by unstable global markets and inflation. Today, Senator Peter Welch of Vermont introduced the Organic Dairy Assistance, Investment, and Reporting Yields Act (O DAIRY ACT) to provide long-needed support for organic dairy producers. The bill will provide improved data collection, support to help cover dramatically increased input costs, and key investments in infrastructure.

The O Dairy Act of 2023 would provide crucial support to the organic dairy industry in the United States. Specifically, the bill:

  • Extends ELAP to organic dairy farmers facing losses due to factors like organic feed shortages and increased input costs that result in a net income decrease of more than 10% in a given year.
  • Requires the USDA to streamline the payment process under this program.
  • Mandates improved data collection for organic dairy, including cost-of-production data for organic milk, feedstuff prices, and other production-related costs.
  • Establishes the "Organic All Milk Price Survey" to collect and report data about organic milk prices.
  • Requires the USDA to publish periodic reports for organic milk, equivalent to data reported for conventionally produced milk.
  • Directs the USDA to develop a proposal and submit a report to Congress with recommendations for implementing an organic dairy safety net program.
  • Establishes programs and positions to boost infrastructure investments, research, and innovation within the organic dairy sector, including authorizing funding for on-farm processing infrastructure.
The O DAIRY Act of 2023 was introduced by Senator Peter Welch of Vermont to provide long-needed support for organic dairy producers.

Endorsing organizations include:
Organic Farmers Association, Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont, Northeast Organic Dairy Producers Alliance, Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York, Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, Western Organic Dairy Producers Alliance, Straus Family Creamery, Center for Food Safety, and National Organic Coalition.

"Organic dairy farmers in Vermont and around the country are facing an ongoing economic crisis fueled by supply chain volatility, increased input costs, and pay prices below their cost of production," says Grace Oedel, Executive Director of the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont. "These farms combat climate change, produce nourishing food, and keep our rural communities healthy. We're grateful for Senator Welch's leadership in bringing this bill forward to provide much needed support."

"Family run organic dairy farms provide healthy food and environmental stewardship to rural communities across the country. The O DAIRY Act can provide much needed investments to alleviate the economic crisis these  farmers are facing, and provide valuable data collection to inform future support for the industry," says Kate Mendenhall, Executive Director of Organic Farmers Association. "We applaud Senator Welch for championing this important work."

“It is very encouraging to see the introduction of the O DAIRY Act. The organic dairy industry has faced several unique challenges over the last five years that have resulted in several farms across the country closing their doors. While acknowledging that there is still more work to be done, organic dairies like mine see this as a huge step towards providing stability to organic milk sheds across the country,” says Zach Cahill, Board President of Western Organic Dairy Producers Alliance. “The organic dairy community applauds the numerous folks who have stepped up to fight for the rural communities that this Act will help support.”

"This bill will provide for the collection of organic dairy production data—the same type of data that has long been compiled for conventional dairy”, says Kathie Arnold, a co-owner/operator of Twin Oaks Dairy LLC in Truxton, NY that has been producing organic milk for 25 years. “The data is as essential for organic dairy as it is for conventional in providing a basis for good decision-making and policy development.” Arnold also states that, “A lack of adequate processing facilities has caused a loss of markets for organic dairy farms in some regions of the country and this bill will provide support for additional processing capacity. Without sufficient processing plants, organic dairy farmers’ milk cannot reach the consumer.”

 

Download OFA's O DAIRY Act Fact Sheet

 

TAKE ACTION

Ask your legislators to support organic dairy farmers in the 2023 Farm Bill.
For more information contact Lily Hawkins - Organic Farmers Association, Policy Director


Make Change for Organic Farmers During Organic Harvest Month

For organic farmers, September may just feel like the month that comes after the dog-days of summer. With the little bit of relief the transition to a new season provides before looking toward winter, it’s easy to just keep moving and not acknowledge the successes and hard work that results in this month’s harvest. So, this September we’re going to celebrate organic farmers and the healthy organic food they grow and raise in honor of Organic Harvest Month.

Designated as Organic Harvest Month, September, when harvests are at their peak in many regions of the U.S., is a great time to support the farmers who steward clean air, soil, and water and make a positive impact on our planet for the next generation. To mark the occasion and continue our mission of providing a strong and unified national voice for organic farmers and supporting a farmer-led national organic farmer movement, OFA is launching the Make Change for Organic Farmers campaign. We’ll be sharing a few stories of organic farmers this month, but also launching a fundraising campaign to support our members and work.

Our goal is to raise $5,000 to continue our mission and work in strengthening organic farmer voices like yours in D.C. during the final few months of this Farm Bill year.

There’s a strong possibility the Farm Bill draft won’t be released in September and we’ll need to continue our intense advocacy in our key priority areas later into the year. As we work to have organic included in climate and USDA programs, and ensure organic integrity and keep organic fraud at bay, we’ll need to lean into our advocacy and policy work even harder in the upcoming months.

 

 

Make Change for Organic Farmers Campaign

This unique campaign uses “set and forget” automated monthly donations to make it even easier to support OFA’s mission. All you need to do to support OFA this month is donate your spare change from your everyday purchases by joining our Make Change for Organic Farmers campaign.

By helping OFA raise $5,000 this September in honor of Organic Harvest Month, you can ensure we can keep working to make organic farmers’ voices heard on our Farm Bill policy priorities.

OFA was created to build the collective power of organic farmers and make the issues organic farmers care about heard by changemakers. This September, with just your spare change, you can help us Make Change for Organic Farmers and make an impact this fall in D.C.

Stay tuned throughout the month for stories and campaign updates from the OFA team. And of course, take a moment to celebrate the hard work of organic farmers in your community and network.