Public Policies

Public Policy

Amend Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices rule

Comments on the USDA’s National Organic Program draft rule for organic animal welfare standards

Comments on the USDA’s National Organic Program draft rule for organic animal welfare standards

Public Policy

Support for Country-of-Origin Labeling

Letter urging the Senate Appropriations Committee to reject any effort to weaken, suspend or rescind mandatory Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) in the upcoming legislation to provide funding for the [...]

Letter urging the Senate Appropriations Committee to reject any effort to weaken, suspend or rescind mandatory Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) in the upcoming legislation to provide funding for the [...]

Public Policy

Reject changes to the Packers and Stockyard Act

Letter sent to House and Senate Appropriations Committees, urging them to oppose any policy riders to limit the rulemaking authority of the Secretary of Agriculture under the Packers and Stockyards [...]

Letter sent to House and Senate Appropriations Committees, urging them to oppose any policy riders to limit the rulemaking authority of the Secretary of Agriculture under the Packers and Stockyards [...]

Public Policy

Letter to Senators about Foot and Mouth Disease

Joined letter to U.S. Senators about USDA’s plan to expose the U.S. beef, sheep and dairy industries to Foot-and-Mouth Disease, requesting steps to prevent the risk.

Joined letter to U.S. Senators about USDA’s plan to expose the U.S. beef, sheep and dairy industries to Foot-and-Mouth Disease, requesting steps to prevent the risk.

Public Policy

Action on antibiotic overuse in animal production

Signed letter by the Pew Charitable Trusts to President Obama asking him to limit antibiotic overuse for food animal production and require veterinary oversight of antibiotics used on the farm.

Signed letter by the Pew Charitable Trusts to President Obama asking him to limit antibiotic overuse for food animal production and require veterinary oversight of antibiotics used on the farm.

Public Policy

A Farm Bill amendment to ban packer-owned livestock

Joined letter to U.S. Senators asking them to support an amendment to the Farm Bill to ban packer ownership of livestock.

Joined letter to U.S. Senators asking them to support an amendment to the Farm Bill to ban packer ownership of livestock.

Public Policy

Reduce packer control of livestock markets

Sign-on letter to U. S. House and Senate members, asking them to address stockyard and packer issues, bargaining rights for farmers, seed patents and other practices undermining innovation and competition [...]

Sign-on letter to U. S. House and Senate members, asking them to address stockyard and packer issues, bargaining rights for farmers, seed patents and other practices undermining innovation and competition [...]

Public Policy

Living conditions for organic poultry and hogs

Letter to National Organic Standards Board supports more space for organic chickens and hogs, and rejects petition for adding sulphur to organic wine

Letter to National Organic Standards Board supports more space for organic chickens and hogs, and rejects petition for adding sulphur to organic wine

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Animal welfare in organic poultry

Joined The Cornucopia Institute's sign-on letter to the National Organic Standards Board’s Livestock Committee calling for stronger animal welfare standards for organic poultry.

Joined The Cornucopia Institute's sign-on letter to the National Organic Standards Board’s Livestock Committee calling for stronger animal welfare standards for organic poultry.

Public Policy

Ban battery cages for chickens

Joined in sending a letter to Washington state farmers, asking them to endorse The Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act.

Joined in sending a letter to Washington state farmers, asking them to endorse The Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act.

Public Policy

Rules to address concentration and consolidation

Signed on to Rural Advancement Foundation International's (RAFI-USA) letter to Congress urging it to address anti-competitive practices in the livestock and poultry industries.

Signed on to Rural Advancement Foundation International's (RAFI-USA) letter to Congress urging it to address anti-competitive practices in the livestock and poultry industries.

Public Policy

Restricting antibiotics in livestock

Joined a coalition supporting legislation (H.R. 965) to restrict antibiotics as a feed-additive for livestock

Joined a coalition supporting legislation (H.R. 965) to restrict antibiotics as a feed-additive for livestock