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2017 MOSES Organic Farmers of Year find diversity helps their farm thrive

Two generations of farmers at PrairiErth Farm in Atlanta, Illinois were honored recently as the 2017 MOSES Organic Farmers of the Year. This award recognizes organic farmers who practice outstanding land stewardship, innovation, and outreach. Read more.

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Farmers at MOSES Conference discuss pros, cons of organic check-off program

Participants in the Organic Check-Off workshop at the recent MOSES Conference agreed on one thing: more money is needed for organic research. Read more.

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Weigh in on organic proposals, materials that impact your farm

The spring in-person meeting of the NOSB will be April 19-21 in Denver, Colorado. Numerous materials are being considered as part of sunset. The NOSB needs to know if you rely on these items or think they should be removed from the National List. Read more.

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Efforts underway to support domestic organic grain production

Companies that rely on organic grain for food products, the USDA, and educational organizations such as MOSES all are working on efforts to facilitate an increase in the supply of domestic organic grain. Read more.

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New standards ensure humane conditions across board for organic livestock, poultry

The USDA finalized its Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices rule in January, immediately before the change in administration. This rule sets new and improved welfare standards for certified organic farm animals…. Read more.

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FFA provides opportunities for farmers to help shape future ag leaders

There are over 600,000 American youth involved in FFA chapters across the country. The renewed interest nationwide in FFA represents an opportunity for all of us who farm. Read more.

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Small-scale farms find innovative ways to invest in solar power

Many people love the idea of solar energy powering their farms and homes, but the initial investment can be overwhelming. Here’s how two small-scale Wisconsin farmers found ways to make the investment in solar work for their farms. Read more.

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Farmers find diverse CSA packages popular way to market meat

Familiarity with the CSA model among both consumers and farmers has created opportunity for expansion beyond the original vegetable mix into new commodity areas. Numerous farms throughout the Midwest and the U.S. have applied the model to diversified livestock operations, and like the result. Read more.

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Additional Content in PDF

Complete March | April PDF (9 MB)

  • Letter from Executive Director
  • Farmers share stories at country’s largest organic farming conference
  • Ask a Specialist Q&A
  • Bookstore Roundup
  • News Briefs
  • Organic Classifieds
  • Community Calendar

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