Category Archives: Organic Seed Alliance

Working Around the Calendar to Breed Organic Carrots

This past week OSA researchers, Laurie McKenzie and Micaela Colley, joined Dr. Phil Simon and his research team in El Centro, CA, (just north of the Mexico border) to select carrot roots for seed production and breeding. They selected roots … Continue reading

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Tell Montana Legislators to Vote NO on SB 155!

Senate Bill 155 is part of a national strategy to eliminate the authority of local government over one of our most valuable natural resources: seed. The bill restricts Montana farmers’ control over seed through a top-down corporate solution in search … Continue reading

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Symposium to Showcase Organic Food Projects from Seed to Plate

Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) and EcoFarm will host a one-day symposium in Pacific Grove, California, on January 25, 2017. The gathering will bring together farmers, chefs, grocers, wholesalers, plant breeders, and seed growers who have partnered to create new vegetable … Continue reading

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Academic freedom & independence of scientists

This piece was written by Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray of the Agricultural Policy Analysis Center in Knoxville, TN, and re-published with permission. In early December 2016, President-Elect Trump’s transition team sent a 75-item questionnaire to the US … Continue reading

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New Report Describes Organic Seed Needs for Montana

We’re happy to announce the release of our most recent regional seed needs assessment. This new report details the organic seed needs of vegetable growers in Montana. The findings are based on a statewide survey conducted earlier this year as part … Continue reading

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