Current Action Alerts
Ask Your Representative to Vote Yes on the Family Farm ReGeneration Act
Sponsored by Representatives Susan Manchester (R-84) and Mary Lightbody (D-19), the OEFFA-backed Family Farm ReGeneration Act (House Bill 95) passed unanimously out of the Ohio House Agriculture Committee in March. Since then, supporters of beginning farmers and farmland access have been waiting for House Speaker Robert Cupp (R-4) to bring the bill to a full House floor vote. You can help us get this important bill across the finish line by calling your Representative.
Sign the Petition to Support Beginning Farmers and Farmland Access
Beginning farmers face huge challenges as they start a farming career, and accessing land is at the top of the list. There are also many older farmers that want to see their land continue to be farmed and they face challenges transferring that land. The Family Farm ReGeneration Act (HB 95) can help landowners and land seekers connect to make sure farmland is available for next generation family farmers. Sign this petition to help us send a strong message to the Ohio legislature that Ohioans support beginning farmers and want to see our state representatives help transition farmland to the next generation and keep our leading industry going strong.
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- 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.