I've been getting some questions regarding HR875 and what it could potentially mean for organic farmers, backyard gardeners, CSA farms, and the like. There are a lot of rumors being passed around, and I want to stress that hysteria won't be very productive in the face of these changes. In fact, a lot of HR875 makes sense in the current factory-farmed food system within which most of this country operates. Please take a few minutes to check out the following sources, and then take another minute to write a letter to your Congressional Representative. Many of the other Co-ops that I've been talking with are of the opinion that this bill has no chance of passing, but at least we can raise some awareness.
Please click this link to be directed to the Organic Consumer's Association website. They are doing a great job of offering calm insight, while still offering the facts.
Click on this link to be directed to the Action Alert.
Click on this link to be directed to the most current status of the bill in congress.