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Farmworkers at risk from chemicals but organic can help, shows new report

September 13, 2018

The Organic Center delves into research studies to prove organic is safer for our farmworkers

A pragmatic approach to checkoffs

September 10, 2018

Can a voluntary checkoff program work? That’s the question the Organic Trade Association faces as it moves toward a voluntary organic check-off.

OTA Responds to “The Organic Industry is Lying to You” Op Ed

August 6, 2018

I was deeply disappointed to see your newspaper publish “The Organic Industry is Lying to You” by Henry Miller (Opinion, August 6) Mr. Miller’s piece reflects his deep bias against organic, and his pattern over the years of misinforming the public through his misleading and inaccurate pieces about organic.

After USDA halts organic check-off proposal, groups look for alternatives

July 27, 2018

The USDA terminated the proposed rule for an organic check-off program in May due to a “lack of consensus within the industry in support for the proposed program.” The agency’s unexpected move shocked the program’s proponents, while opponents breathed sighs of relief. The question left on the table now is how to fund the research and promotion of organic that both sides agree are needed.

Immigrant Farmers Help Grow Organic Ag in Wisconsin and Beyond

July 25, 2018

Hmong farmers Blia and Phua Thao put their 40-plus years of experience to work in Spring Valley, where they grow organic produce entirely by hand.

Batcha: Organic farming has many benefits

July 22, 2018

Today’s American organic sector is making a positive difference for us all and has become an integral part of our lives. Indeed, organic agriculture, regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Organic Program, is benefiting farmers and consumers, businesses of all sizes, rural and urban communities — in Michigan and throughout the nation.

Can Organics Help Rural America Rebound?

April 17, 2018

Some see organic farming as a sure-fire way to improve struggling farm communities. Others say it will take a lot more than higher premiums to make a lasting economic difference.

How to be smarter about buying organic

April 16, 2018

You see the labels out there — organic, cage-free, natural — but what does it all mean?

How to Convince your Policy-Maker to Support Organic Agriculture

March 29, 2018

As for any advocacy activity, it is important to know the local administration and political landscape, the political alliances that are in place, the attitudes of different parties and administration units toward environmental issues in general.

Research showing organic techniques restore soil carbon could expand the seal’s appeal

March 6, 2018

New research showing organic farming more effectively restores soil carbon and reduces the cause of climate change compared to conventional techniques could sway more shoppers to buy organic – especially as conscious consumerism continues to rise.