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Just Label It!
A coalition of nearly 400 businesses and organizations dedicated to food safety and consumer rights has called on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to require labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods, to give consumers the right to know what is in our food.
Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS)
The Natural Resources Conservation Service has provided leadership in a partnership effort to help America's private land owners and managers conserve their soil, water, and other natural resources.
Living Culture
Living Culture is a monthly television series that showcases cuisine and culture in Oregon's Willamette Valley. Their mission is to generate interest in local foods through inspiring and positive media.
Allium Bistro
Allium is an intimate neighborhood restaurant inspired by the native, pure food of Oregon and the Northwest. The chefs create daily fare from fresh, seasonal ingredients straight from local farmers and purveyors.
Comcast Spotlights Chris Schreiner, Executive Director of Oregon Tilth
Comcast spotlights Oregon Tilth's Executive Director, Chris Schreiner. Learn more about Tilth's mission and how organic agriculture is here to stay.
Besaw’s strives to support local, organic and sustainable farmers; limited availability of some produce may apply. We exclusively use local, grass-fed beef, local cage-free eggs and 100% hormone-free dairy products. Supporting our valued community is of the utmost importance.
Farm to Fork
FARM to FORK Events is Oregon’s first statewide Farm Dinner experience. Each FARM to FORK Dinner is a farm-to-table feast, local food fundraiser, and community celebration rolled into one.
Accredited Certifiers Association (ACA)
The ACA is a non-profit educational organization created to benefit the USDA accredited organic certifier community and the organic industry.
Have you Cottoned On?
Choosing organic cotton gives control to farmers, not GM companies, eliminates hazardous synthetic pesticides, helps farmers feed their families, save precious water, and combats climate change. Visit for more information.
Oregon Farmers: Join the growing schoold food market!
School food is a relatively untapped and reliable market for farmers. Relationships between farmers and schools benefit local communities, and provide some of the healthiest, freshest food to children. The state of Oregon recently awarded more than $1M in grants to Oregon schools to buy local foods, which means that Oregon schools are more able to afford local food than ever before.
Salmon Safe
Salmon-Safe is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit devoted to restoring agricultural and urban watersheds so that salmon can spawn and thrive.
EcoFarm's programs bring together a diversity of stakeholders in California food production to promote grassroots leadership and regional solutions to decrease the negative impacts of industrial agriculture on environmental and community health.
Organic Exchange
Organic Exchange is a 501(C)(3) charitable organization committed to expanding organic agriculture, with a specific focus on increasing the production and use of organically grown fibers such as cotton.
Cascade Pacific Resource Conservation and Development
Promoting a sustainable food system, improving water quality, creating rural jobs and supporting renewable energy are a few of their programs.
Oregon Organic Coalition (OOC)
The OOC directs and endorses activities that promote organic agriculture & food systems in Oregon
Sustainable Foods Summit 2013
The Sustainable Foods Summit is a series of summits that focuses on the leading issues the food industry faces concerning sustainability and eco-labels such as Organic, Fair Trade, Rainforest Alliance, etc.
Organically Grown in Oregon
September 14-20, 2009 has been declared Organically Grown in Oregon Week by Governor Ted Kulongowski. The week will celebrate, promote and demonstrate the importance or organic agriculture in Oregon.
OTA Annual Hill Day
The full House Appropriations Committee finished markup on the FY 2010 Agriculture Appropriations Bill on Friday, June 19, and thanks to OTA's Annual Hill day, a new threshold for organic appropriations has been set.
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