Farm Bureau now looks forward to bringing the legislation across the finish line with the president’s signature and working with USDA to get the new farm bill implemented as soon as possible
Laura Batcha, CEO and Executive Director of the Organic Trade Association (OTA)
We are pleased that the organic industry received strong support in the Farm Bill that cleared the Senate today. More and more, consumers and farmers alike are choosing organic. Giving them that choice is important.
The Senate has demonstrated strong support for diversity in agriculture—recognizing that organic production plays a vital role in offering production options to U.S. farmers, food choices for American families, and strengthening our country’s economy.
The Farm Bill that has now gained approval in both houses of Congress demonstrates that the consumer-driven, farmer-powered organic sector—the fourth-largest food and feed commodity—is an important part of the U.S. agricultural community. It is a victory for organic farmers, businesses and consumers. We now look forward to quick action by President Obama to sign this legislation into law.