Category Archives: Agricultural Policy

Seed Stewards, Policy Advocates are ‘Farmers of the Year’

OSA was thrilled to see the seed stewarding Podoll family recognized as farmers of the year at the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service‘s (MOSES) 25th organic farming conference. Theresa and David Podoll of Fullerton, North Dakota, are pioneers of organic seed … Continue reading

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New Survey: Organic Farmers Pay the Price for GMO Contamination

We know contamination is a huge problem for farmers who don’t grow genetically engineered (GE) crops. With one day left for the public to submit comments to the USDA on “coexistence”, Food & Water Watch in partnership with the Organic Farmers’ Agency … Continue reading

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Are You a Farmer Seed Steward?

Farmers who save and improve seed are innovators in their own right. Their seed decisions and practices impact the quality and integrity of the food we eat, the health of our environment, and the viability of this invaluable natural resource. Farmers … Continue reading

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Who’s Responsible for GMO Contamination?

Contamination is a huge problem for farmers who don’t grow genetically engineered (GE) crops, at times costing them the premium price they receive for their crops as well as costs associated with testing, prevention, and clean-up. Contamination is also a … Continue reading

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Time to Speak Out Against 2,4-D Crops: Deadline March 11

The comment deadline has been extended to March 11, 2014. USDA has taken a big step toward approving Dow’s herbicide-tolerant corn and soybeans engineered to survive applications of 2,4-D herbicides. In January the agency announced through a draft environmental impact … Continue reading

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