Take Action!

NOFA-NY sends action alerts when an important issue is coming up for a vote either at the State or Federal level in an effort to encourage members and concerned citizens to contact their representatives. To receive action alerts, sign up for our eNews on the right side of this page. 

Restore Fairness to Organic Dairy

We are urging the National Organic Program to put the matter of Origin of Livestock back on the regulatory agenda, and to move swiftly to provide clarity, consistency, and a level playing field for organic dairy producers with the publication of a Final Rule in 2019.
 
We believe the lack of consistent enforcement and fairness has contributed to the oversupply of milk in the marketplace, with devastating effects on pay prices to organic dairy farmers.
 
USDA needs to hear from you! Our friends at the National Organic Coalition have a template you can use.
 
  • Email Secretary Perdue at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (email is more reliable than snail mail for ensuring that your letter reaches USDA!)
  • Include the words "Origin of Livestock" in your email subject line
  • Copy Jennifer Tucker who heads the National Organic Program (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, Greg Ibach (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

After a 35-day government shutdown, USDA is back in business - they need to hear from you today. For more information, visit the National Organic Coalition's Action Alert page. Thank you!


Contact Your Legislator

Calling or emailing your elected representatives is an easy yet powerful way to make your voice heard! Find your state and federal representatives below. 

Federal

United States House of Representatives: Find Your Representative

United States Senate: Find Your Senator

For New York State residents:

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  Kirsten E.Gillibrand (D - NY)
  478 Russell Senate Office Building
  Washington DC 20510
  (202) 224-4451
  Email

 

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  Charles E.Schumer (D - NY)
  322 Hart Senate Office Building
  Washington DC 20510
  (202) 224-6542
  Email

 

State

New York State Senate: Find Your State Senator
New York State Assembly: Find Your Assemblymember