Congressman LaMalfa Supports Organic Farmers in 2018 Farm Bill

Last week, Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-CA-01) took action to support his organic constituents when he signed on as a cosponsor of H.R.3871, the Organic Farmer and Consumer Protection Act. 
20 CCOF-certified members signed a letter urging Congressman LaMalfa to support H.R.3871 because it would ensure a fair playing field for organic producers and protect consumer trust in the organic seal by strengthening the USDA National Organic Program’s oversight of domestic and international organic production. 
CCOF applauds Congressman LaMalfa’s support for organic priorities and his continued focus on his constituents’ needs. Congressman LaMalfa also cosponsored H.R.2436, the Organic Agriculture Research Act, after meeting with CCOF members and receiving strong feedback that increased funding for organic research was needed after receiving a letter from CCOF members about the bill. 
Both bills are included in CCOF’s organic priorities for the 2018 Farm Bill
If you would like to join CCOF’s advocacy efforts, please contact