Current Action Alerts
Tell the USDA to Do Better: Farmers Feeding Our Families Need Help Now
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is preparing to distribute $16 billion in direct aid to farmers who have experienced financial losses due to COVID-19, but the family farmers feeding our communities may not see any of it. Tell the USDA they need to do better.
Tell Governor DeWine to Support Farmers, Farmers’ Markets, and Food Access During COVID-19
Tell Ohio Governor Mike DeWine to act now to protect small and mid-size farmers, farmers’ markets, and families who rely on nutrition assistance during the COVID-19 crisis by implementing six important policies.
Farmers: Show Support for Climate Change Solutions in Agriculture
OEFFA and the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition are gathering signatures on a Farmer Letter on Climate Change. Add your name to the letter and stand with farmers across the nation to help solve the climate crisis!
Take Action to Support Beginning Farmers and Farmland Access
The Family Farm ReGeneration Act could help beginning farmers access needed farmland and prevent the loss of agricultural land to development, but we need your help! Sign this petition to the Ohio legislature now to show them you support the bill.
For resources and information to help you navigate the challenges of COVID-19, click here.
- Climate Change and Agriculture Report
Read this state of the science review of the climate crisis and learn how agriculture affects and is affected by the climate.
- Organic Agriculture Impact Mitigation Plan
Is your farm being impacted by energy infrastructure? Whether its a pipeline, a compressor station, or some other type of energy development, OEFFA has resources that can help you protect the sustainability of your farm through an adaptable Organic Agriculture Impact Mitigation Plan (OAIMP). Contact us today to learn more about how to use this tool to protect your farm.
- 2018 Farm Bill Webinar
Amalie Lipstreu discusses the wins and losses for sustainable and organic agriculture, beginning farmers, conservation, and crop insurance in the 2018 Farm Bill during this webinar.
- Carolina Farm Stewardship Alliance
CFSA has created a short video that walks you through the steps of how to make an effective call to your legislator.
- Congress Lookup
Find your Congressional Representative quickly using your address and zip code. This requires your four digit zip code extension that can be obtained through the U.S. Postal Service here.
- Food & Water Watch
This nonprofit champions healthy food and clean water.
- Food Policy Action
Food Policy Action provides information on how members of Congress have voted on food and agricultural issues.
- National Organic Action Plan
NOAP articulates a vision for the future of organic food and agriculture in the U.S.
- National Organic Coalition
This national alliance of organizations works to provide a voice in Washington for farmers, ranchers, environmentalists, consumers, and industry members involved in organic agriculture.
- National Organic Program
Find information about the administration of organics including the National Organic Standards Board which provides oversight and recommendations and holds two public meetings each year that provide an opportunity for public comment.
- National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
NSAC offers an online advocacy toolkit which includes information about visiting, calling, and writing your member of Congress, writing effective op-eds, and an overview of the federal legislative process.
- Ohio Food Policy Network
The Ohio Food Policy Network is a grassroots network that represents interested people and organizations in our state who share values and a common vision for the food system in Ohio.
- Ohio General Assembly
The Ohio General Assembly's website allows users to find their legislator and to find and track bills by bill number, sponsor, or keyword.
- Ohio Legislative Guidebook
The Ohio Legislative Service Commission has compiled an in-depth summary the Ohio lawmaking process and information about state government.
- Organic Farming Research Foundation
OFRF cultivates organic research, education, and federal policies that bring more farmers and acreage into organic production.