Unraveling the Mysteries of Organic Programs & Policies


Workshop audio recording from the 2016 MOSES Organic Farming Conference.


Alyssa Charney and Steve Etka
Friday 2b

Federal policy plays a critical role in supporting organic agriculture. We’ll provide an update from D.C., digging into policies ranging from working lands conservation and crop insurance to research and certification cost share. Join the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition and the National Organic Coalition to learn about future opportunities to improve organic programs and policies.

Steve Etka is legislative director for the National Organic Coalition (NOC), based in Washington D.C. As owner of Etka Consulting, he provides government relations services, specializing in federal policy issues related to agriculture, environment, and food system reform.

Alyssa Charney is a policy specialist at the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, a grassroots organization based in Washington, D.C. that advocates for federal food and farm policy reform. Her work focuses on working lands conservation programs, climate, and farm to school.