OFRF Organic Policy: on the Hill and in the Fields.

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Policy Statements

Building Resilience Through Agricultural Research in the Upcoming Farm Bill (November 2022)

Environmental Quality Incentives Program Interim Final Rule, NRCS (February 2020)

Conservation Reserve Program Interim Final Rule (February 2020)

Appropriations Request Fiscal Year 2021 (February 2020)

Conservation Stewardship Program Interim Final Rule, NRCS-2019-0020 (January 2020)

Policy Recommendations on Organic Agriculture, Climate Mitigation and Resiliency (November 2019)

USDA National Organic Standards Board Research Priorities (October 2019)

Testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives, Agriculture Committee, Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research (June 2019)

2018 Research, Education, and Economics Farm Bill Implementation Listening Session (March 2019)

National Organic Program; Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices; Withdrawal (January 2018)

USDA NIFA Stakeholder Priorities in Research, Education, and Extension (December 2017)

Comments Responding to the 2017 FY 2017 Integrated Research, Education, and Extension Competitive Grants Program-Organic Transitions (July 2017)

Comments Responding to the 2017 Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative Request for Applications (June 2017)

Organic Livestock and Poultry Practice Rule (June 2017)

Proposed Organic Research, Promotion, and Information Order (April 2017)

Testimony for Fiscal Year 2018 to House Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies (April 2017)

Visioning of United States Agricultural Systems for Sustainable Production Comments Submitted on Behalf of Organic Farming Research Foundation (March 2017)

OFRF Comments FFAR Open Board Meeting (October 2016)

OFRF Comments on the Use of the Term “Natural” in the Labeling of Human Food Products (May 2016)

Testimony to the House Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Agriculture Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies (March 2016)

OFRF Comments to the Science and Technology Policy Office to Identify Sources of Agricultural Innovation (December 2015)

OFRF Comments on the Importance of Organic Agriculture Research to the National Organic Standards Board (October 2015)

OFRF Comments to the Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (October 2015)

OFRF Comments on Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program (August 2015)

OFRF Comments to Food and Agricultural Research (June 2015)

OFRF Testimony to the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee (March 2015)

OFRF Policy Statement: Research and Promotion Order (January 2014)

OFRF Policy Statement on GMO (November 2013)