Apples and agriculture

Today, in advance of the Senate Agriculture Committee hearing on market opportunities for organic food and farming in relation to the 2018 Farm Bill, 291 businesses, farmers, university research centers and organizations, representing a broad spectrum of perspectives about food and agriculture, sent a letter to Congressional leaders and Sec. of Agriculture Perdue urging support for organic agriculture.

The Ohio Sustainable Business Council was a signer, recognizing the value of organic to sustainable agriculture and to the prosperity of rural communities. Other signatories to the letter include leading national companies, farmer organizations and over 150 individual farmers.

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