Rep. Ann Kuster (D-N.H.) has introduced a bill that aims to help farmers transition to organic agriculture and boost American production of organic products to reduce dependence on imports. The Homegrown Organic Act of 2017 would amend the Food Security Act of 1985 by modifying existing conservation programs to help farmers who are working toward organic certification. It would also remove a payment limit under the Environmental Quality Incentives Program Organic Initiative, which provides financial assistance for implementing environmentally friendly practices. In addition, the bill would expand the Conservation Stewardship Program, providing assistance to farms in transition as well as those already in organic production. The bill has been referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.