Category Archives: Agricultural Policy

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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Proceedings from 7th Organic Seed Growers Conference Available

The official proceedings from the 7th Organic Seed Growers Conference held January 30 – February 1, 2014, in Corvallis, Oregon, are now available for free download from OSA’s website. Read scientific papers, how-to instructions, and overviews of presentations delivered by our … Continue reading

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Organic Seed Growers Conference Webinars Now Available

Webinars from Organic Seed Alliance’s (OSA) 7th Organic Seed Growers Conference are now available for viewing. The archived series can be found on eOrganic’s YouTube channel at http://bit.ly/1iXoUbO. The webinar series was live streamed from the conference earlier this month … Continue reading

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UPDATE: USDA Extends ‘Coexistence’ Comment Period

USDA published a request for public comments in November (FR Vol.78, No. 213, Nov. 4, 2013) on how agricultural coexistence in the United States can be strengthened. The agency just granted a 60-day extension on this comment period. The new deadline … Continue reading

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TAKE ACTION Farm Bill Negotiations Start this Week

Forty-one House and Senate lawmakers will convene tomorrow to hash out differences between their two versions of the Farm Bill. To see if your state is represented by the committee, review the list in this article. Even if your lawmakers … Continue reading

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