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Farm Bill News, NOC Advocates for increased organic funding

The Farm Bill has passed and folks in DC are getting ready for the implementation phase. For a detailed analysis of all the great work done by the National Organic Coalition (NOC) to increase funding for organic, please go to: and for more general information, go to the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition website:

For organic dairy there was nothing in particular in the Farm Bill, although NODPA will continue to ask how the new dairy margin insurance can be applied to organic dairy rather than the margin being defined only by non-organic data. Many organic dairies would benefit from margin insurance right now. As non-organic dairy looks forward to cheaper feed and higher farm gate pay prices, they will definitely outperform organic ones in 2014.