New Farm: The Magazine of Organic Farmers Association

When Organic Farmers Association first launched, we did so under the fiscal sponsorship of the Rodale Institute.  Together, we also resurrected the Rodale Institute publication, New Farm, which has existed since 1979.

For many organic farmers, New Farm was their key resource in learning more about organic production techniques and current research, as well as connecting with the greater organic farming community during the 1980s-early 2000s.

From 2017-2020, Rodale Institute in collaboration with Organic Farmers Association, published new paper editions, promoting certified organic farmers across the nation.  Currently the magazine is put on hold, but you can read past editions here.

New Farm: FALL 2020

New Farm: SPRING 2018

New Farm: FALL 2019

New Farm: SPRING 2017

Join today and support organic farmers!

Organic Farmers Association members support a strong voice for organic farmers in Washington, D.C.


The Organic Farmers Association is the ONLY national organization where solely independent certified organic farms determine its policies and work agenda. OFA was founded on the belief that the voice of farmers like you should carry the most weight in agricultural policy decisions.

In recent years, OFA has made a difference by putting significant pressure on the USDA to finalize the Origin of Livestock Rule to help organic dairies and finalize the Strengthening Organic Enforcement Rule to stop organic fraud and increase enforcement. We testified and advocated to allow paper pots for small-scale vegetable growers, introduced the ODAIRY Act of 2023, and advocated for stronger animal welfare standards for organic livestock and poultry production (OLPS Rule).

We have proved that farmer voices are stronger when we work together. Join us in this movement by becoming a member today! 

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Membership

U.S. certified organic farmers should select this membership. Only farm members are eligible to vote on Organic Farmers Association policy positions and priorities. International farmers, or farms that are not certified organic, should select the Supporter Membership.

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Supporter Membership

Not a certified organic farmer, but want to support the organic farmers that make our planet and food systems a better place? Supporter members will be connected to the discussions about policies that affect organic farmers, and be called to advocate on their behalf.

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Organization Membership

Organizations that have a significant membership (or stakeholders) of certified organic farmers should select this membership. Organization Members receive the tools they need to advocate for policies important to organic farmers and extend their network.

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How Does It Work?

OFA strives to build and support an organic farmer-led national movement and policy platform by:

  • developing and advocating for policies that benefit certified organic farmers
  • strengthening and supporting the capacity of organic farmers and farm organizations
  • supporting collaboration and leadership among state, regional, and national organic farm organizations

What Is OFA Working On?

Some priorities on our agenda for finding solutions to organic farmers’ problems are:

Improving Organic Integrity: We will require the USDA’s National Organic Program to continuously improve organic standards, keep pace with our growing industry, and address and prevent fraud.

Climate and Conservation: We want to make sure programs for climate-smart agriculture prioritize organic farmers and that USDA conservation programs work and prioritize organic practices

Making USDA Programs Work for Organic Farmers: We are working to expand the Organic Certification Cost Share Program to better serve small diversified producers; support the transition to organic with grants for technical assistance; streamline and improve crop insurance for organic farmers; and raise the loan limit to make USDA Micro Loans available to more farms.

If these issues and others matter to you and your farm, join as an OFA member now to strengthen the organic movement and secure your farm’s future success.

What Does It Cost?

We offer our annual membership on a sliding scale fee structure, so you can join at a rate that works for you. You can join with a one-time payment or select to have your membership renew automatically annually or monthly. 

Farm Membership

U.S. certified organic farmers should select this membership. Only farm members are eligible to vote on Organic Farmers Association policy positions and priorities. International farmers, or farms that are not certified organic, should select the Supporter Membership.

Join now

Supporter Membership

Not a certified organic farmer, but want to support the organic farmers that make our planet and food systems a better place? Supporter members will be connected to the discussions about policies that affect organic farmers, and be called to advocate on their behalf.

Join now

Organization Membership

Organizations that have a significant membership (or stakeholders) of certified organic farmers should select this membership. Organization Members receive the tools they need to advocate for policies important to organic farmers and extend their network.

Join now

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Membership and Outreach Coordinator, Amber Lippon at 202-643-5363, Ext. 5 or Amber[at]OrganicFarmersAssociation.org.