It's Time for
Washington D.C.
to Listen

We want chickens on all organic farms to get sunlight and fresh air.

Glick Farm, PA

For 20 years, we’ve worked to get animal welfare regulations enacted so that all organic farms have the same high standards Organic Valley farmers already follow. Through the public process, Organic Valley teamed up with other organic leaders and asked people to write to the USDA in support of the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) Final Rule.

47,000 of you spoke up for higher animal welfare standards. But the USDA isn't listening. They ignored the voices of the people, of farmers and consumers like you.

We don't want hens to be confined to barns and concrete patios. We want organic eggs from hens that have ample room indoors and outdoors, perches to roost on, and the ability to forage and scratch in the dirt and grass.

They didn't listen the first time, so we took over a full page in the Washington Post that was hard to ignore—especially when combined with the voices of people who have a heart for animal welfare. And though the USDA refused to implement the rules we wanted, we intend to keep fighting. 

If you eat food, you should read this.

OLPP Letter OLPP Letter

We published this letter to United States Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue in the Washington Post on January 16.

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