Category Archives: GMOs

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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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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Pollinator Management for Organic Seed Producers

From alfalfa to zucchini, it all begins with a seed. Whether you save seeds in your garden or produce seeds on a larger scale, considering pollination is a critical step. A new publication from the Xerces Society and Organic Seed … 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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