What is the Homegrown Organic Act?
A bill recently introduced by Rep. Ann Kuster, D-N.H. and Sen. Bob Casey, D-PA, would help close the gap by providing more American farmers with the tools they need to make the transition to organic farming.
The Homegrown Organic Act of 2017 (H.R. 3637 and S. 2215) would modify existing voluntary agricultural conservation programs to better assist producers who want to switch to organic. The simple changes called for in the bill will provide transitioning producers with valuable technical and financial assistance, as well as make more farmland available to producers wanting to farm organically.
What: Twitter party to encourage you to get informed on Homegrown Organic Act. If you’ve never been to a Twitter party, it’s a live discussion with great panelists, organic information and YOU.
When: March 27th, 12 pm PST/ 3 pm EST
Who: Hosted by Only Organic on Twitter. @OnlyOrganic
Rep. Ann Kuster, D-N.H @RepAnnieKuster
Sen. Bob Casey, D-PA @SenBobCasey