FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Mike Lavender
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
Comment: NSAC Applauds Introduction of the Organic Science and Research Investment Act
Washington, DC, July 13, 2023 – Today, the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) issued the following comment, attributable to Nick Rossi, NSAC Policy Specialist, in response to the introduction of the Organic Science and Research Investment Act by Senators John Fetterman (D-PA), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Bob Casey (D-PA), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Peter Welch (D-VT), and Ron Wyden (D-OR).
“NSAC applauds the introduction of the Organic Science Research and Investment Act, which makes meaningful investments in providing organic producers with the research and tools they need to continue to improve upon already climate friendly and resilient farming systems and meet the growing market demand for organic products.
The Organic Science and Research Investment Act increases public investments in critical organic research programs such as the Organic Agriculture Research and Education Initiative (OREI), formally authorizes the Organic Transitions Program (ORG) by creating the Transition to Organic Program (RTOP), and provides structure for USDA to coordinate and expand organic agriculture research across REE agencies. This will increase the scientific research and economic data and analysis these agencies are able to provide so that both organic and conventional agricultural producers can sustain and improve their operations while helping us reach meaningful solutions for the climate crisis. We thank Senator Fetterman and the bills co-sponsors for their leadership in organic agriculture and research investments.”
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About the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC): The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition is a grassroots alliance that advocates for federal policy reform supporting the long-term social, economic, and environmental sustainability of agriculture, natural resources, and rural communities. Learn more and get involved at: https://sustainableagriculture.net