Part 11: I couldn’t resist this title for the concluding chapter in our history of organic agriculture. This lyric from the rambunctious odyssey of the Grateful Dead also conveys the myriad twists and turns that have carried organic agriculture from the countercultural fringe to the White House garden and shelves of Walmart.
Part 10: Beyond the intricacies of the production standards themselves, the story of organic poultry certification also includes one of the more fascinating sagas in the relationship between the organic community, the agribusiness establishment and the federal government.
Today marks a new day for the USDA Know Your Farmer website.
Farmer Rick Steffen, and culinary instructor Katherine Deumling share their views about the future of small family farms.
As a new USDA report documents for the first time the economic value of the local food economy, a local organization helps build deeper connections around local food.
Wherever you live, find local farmers markets in your area to explore.
Congress has terminated funding in this year’s (2011) federal budget for the National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service, commonly known as ATTRA.
Dr. Don M. Huber who coordinates the Emergent Diseases and Pathogens committee of the American Phytopathological Society in an email to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, issues an urgent warning for the agency to delay the deregulation of Roundup Ready alfalfa.
December 10, 2010 The final Agriculture and Antitrust Enforcement Issues in Our 21st Century Economy workshop put on by the USDA and the Department of Justice was held December 08, 2010, in Washington, DC. This last workshop, entitled Margins, was to “look at the discrepancies between the prices received by farmers and the prices paid […]
November 14, 2010 Healthier for Domino’s maybe, but not for you – Domino’s increases the amount of cheese used on a pie by 40% and sales go up. Underlying the new campaign: Dairy Management – “…a marketing creation of the United States Department of Agriculture…”. Complete article via NYTimes.