Organic Farmers Action Network

The Organic Farmers Action Network (OFAN) keeps member-subscribers informed about federal policy issues that directly affect organic farmers, and provides educational tools about how to effectively get involved.

OFAN subscribers receive free, periodic e-mail updates about organic agriculture policy in Congress and USDA. If you want more information, in-depth knowledge is available from the OFRF staff. We also provide tools to communicate with your representatives in Congress.

When our staff identifies key issues that organic farmers should speak up about, we'll let you know how you can take action. Members of Congress tell us that hearing directly from farmers is essential to determining effective farm policy.

With knowledge about the issues and the process, we can have power in the policy arena. A well-timed, well-informed phone call, e-mail or letter will make a big difference in future farm policy. The future of organic agriculture will depend on our ability to exercise this power together. With your help, OFRF will advocate for:

  • Increased funding for organic research, technical assistance and marketing support;
  • Funding for and improved design of organic conservation programs;
  • Maintenance and improvement of national organic standards

OFAN also brings organic farmers to Washington, DC for visits on Capitol Hill to inform members of Congress about organic farming and to discuss policy issues of concern to organic farmers. If you are an organic farmer interested in engaging in policy activities, contact Udi Lazimy, OFRF National Policy Organizer at udi@ofrf.org