Current Action Alerts
Find Out Where Your Local Candidates Stand on Food and Farm Issues
With elections soon, OEFFA, in partnership with the Ohio Farmers Market Network, Produce Perks Midwest, and the Ohio Food Policy Network, compiled an Ohio Candidate Questionnaire—a list of seven questions you can use to find out where each candidate stands on important food and farm issues related to climate, food access, and local food systems. Contact your candidates today.
For resources and information to help you navigate the challenges of COVID-19, click here.
- OEFFA’s 2020 Policy Priorities
We are starting a new decade of policy work guided by our members' priorities. Join us in moving sustainable agriculture forward to support family farmers, promote healthy communities, and address the climate crisis. Read OEFFA's 2020 policy priorities and then contact us to find out how you can help bring these ideas into fruition. Never doubt that you are a critical part of the solution!
- 2020 Ohio Candidate Questionnaire
With elections soon, OEFFA, in partnership with the Ohio Farmers Market Network, Produce Perks Midwest, and the Ohio Food Policy Network, compiled an Ohio Candidate Questionnaire—a list of seven questions you can use to find out where each candidate stands on important food and farm issues related to climate, food access, and local food systems.
- Highlights from the 2016 Certified Organic Survey: Ohio in Context
As you advocate for organic agriculture, share this information about the importance of this growing industry with your representatives.
- Letter to the Editor Writing Guide
One of the best ways you can make a difference without leaving home is by writing a letter to the editor of your local paper. This Letter to the Editor Writing Guide will explain how you can put together a brief but impactful letter on food and agricultural issues.
- Making Your Voice Heard
If you're ready to take the next step in advocating for your issue, you can set up a meeting with one or more of your legislators. Check out our factsheet on Making Your Voice Heard: How to Meet with Your Legislator and Advocate for the Issues You Care About.
- Ohio Agriculture: The Changing Contours of Farming
Read OEFFA's analysis of the USDA's 2017 Census of Agriculture, highlighting Ohio.
- Opportunity in a Time of Crisis: Recommendations for Building a More Resilient Ohio Food System
This report by OEFFA, Ohio Farmers Market Network (OFMN), Ohio Food Policy Network (OFPN), and Produce Perks Midwest (PPM) captures how local and regional food systems and nutrition assistance were impacted by COVID-19 and offers eight policy recommendations Ohio’s decision-makers can implement to invest in the capacity of Ohio’s farmers and farmers markets and build food security for vulnerable families.
- 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.