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2004 Expanding Congressional Support for Organic Agriculture

 

Request: Join the House Organic Caucus.

 

Background

The mission of the Organic Caucus is to enhance availability and understanding of information related to the production and processing of organic agriculture products. The House Organic Caucus was formed in the midst of working to successfully repeal section 771 from the 2002 Omnibus Appropriations Bill. Section 771, if allowed to stay, provided for serious erosion of the brand new national organic standards. For more information and to join the House Organic Caucus, contact Darin Schroeder, Senior Policy Advisor, United States Representative Ron Kind (D-WI) at 202-225-5506 (phone) or 202-225-5739 (facsimile).

 

Current list of House Organic Caucus Members

Co-Chairs:

Rep. Peter Defazio (D-OR)

Rep. Sam Farr (D-CA)

Rep. Wayne Gilchrest (R-MD)

Rep. Amo Houghton (R-NY)

Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI)

Rep. James Walsh (R-NY)

 

Members:
Rep. Tom Allen (D-ME 1st)

Rep. Tammy Baldwin ((D-WI 2nd)

Rep. Xavier Beccerra (D-CA 31st)

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR 3rd)

Rep. Sherwood Boehlert (R-NY 24th)

Rep. Leonard Boswell (D-IA 3rd)

Rep. Jeb Bradley (R-NH 1st)

Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA 23rd)

Rep. Peter Deutsch  (D-FL 20th)

Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX 10th)

Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA 14th)

Rep. Virgil Goode (R-VA 5th)

Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ12th)

Rep. Jay Inslee (D-WA 1st)

Rep. Dale Kildee (D-MI 5th)

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH 10th)

Rep. Rick Larsen (D-WA 1st)

Rep. George Miller (D-CA 7th)

Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY 8th)

Rep. George Nethercutt (R-WA 5th)

Rep. John Olver (D-MA 1st)

Rep. Bernie Sanders (I-VT AL)

Rep. Mark Udall (D-CO 2nd)

Rep. Tom Udall (D-NM 3rd)

Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI 6th)

Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD 8th)

Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA 30th)

 

Request: Join the Senate organic informal working group.

 

Background:

The Senate organic informal working group was formed in the midst of working to successfully repeal section 771 from the 2002 Omnibus Appropriations Bill. Section 771, if allowed to stay, provided for serious erosion of the brand new national organic standards. The Senate organic informal working group is comprised of friends of the organic agriculture industry interested in remaining informed about issues important to organic.

 

For more information and to join the Senate organic informal working group, contact Brian Baenig, Professional Staff, Senate Judiciary Committee at (202) 224-5239 (phone) or (202) 228-0874 (facsimile)

 

 
 
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