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Plate & Pitchfork - OEC Spotlight

Plate & Pitchfork - OEC Spotlight

Plate & Pitchfork is an organization that hosts dinners and events that highlight local and sustainable food. They've worked with Oregon Tilth's OEC for several years.

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Letter to Senate asking for an equitable approach to spending cuts

Oregon Tilth signed a letter asking the Senate for a more equitable approach to spending cuts and not unfairly targeting higher percentage cuts to important agriculture, conservation and nutrition programs. Find out how to get involved!

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Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) Updated

Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) Updated

2010 was a big year for GOTS with new online data base, film, and regional reps

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Certified Organic Honey

Certified Organic Honey

Read Max Goldberg's article questioning organic honey featuring an Interview with Oregon Tilth's Garth Kahl

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Week of 2/14/2011

Week of 2/14/2011

Reticent to dive in, wringing my numb hands, stomping my rubberized feet, I wondered if perhaps the beds were still too wet...

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Bean & Grain Project

The project involves several Oregon Tilth certified organic operations.

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Week of 2/7/2011

Week of 2/7/2011

This time of year, the cold shoulder of the spring season, we are seeding our earliest crops, finalizing the garden plan, and remembering lessons from years' past.

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Organic Costshare Reimbursement Program Update

Organic Costshare Reimbursement Program Update

Oregon growers, producers and handlers who are certified organic by USDA accredited certifiers are eligible to receive 75% of their certification fees reimbursed, up to a maximum of $750 per annual certification period.

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USDA makes decision on genetically engineered alfalfa

USDA makes decision on genetically engineered alfalfa

Action raises likelihood of renewed court challenge, says organic watchdog

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NOP requests comments on "made with" claim guidance

NOP requests comments on "made with" claim guidance

NOP asks for comments on percentage claims in "made with" organic products.

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Farm Program Manager, Tiffanie Huson Labbe Journeys Onward

Tiffanie Huson Labbe, Farm Program Manager, has written a letter updating all the clients with whom she's worked. We'll all miss you!

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Safe Public Places - Oregon's Integrated Pest Management Policy

Safe Public Places - Oregon's Integrated Pest Management Policy

Oregon Tilth is sharing a message from Winter Green Farm (certified organic since 1984) and Oregon Toxics Alliance (a partner environmental health organization) about Safe Public Places, a new initiative to promote an Integrated Pest Management Policy for Oregon’s state government. Oregon Tilth supports the initiative and wanted to spread the word to our network and invite your support.

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ERS Issues New Report on Organic Contracts

ERS Issues New Report on Organic Contracts

The report, "The Role of Contracts in the Organic Supply Chain: 2004 and 2007," details the extent and logic in contracting organic operations.

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NOP Proposes Renewal of Twelve Substances

NOP Proposes Renewal of Twelve Substances

The NOP published a proposed rule to renew the listing of 12 substances currently allowed in production and handling of organic foods.

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David Granatstein Receives Organic Industry Service Award

David Granatstein Receives Organic Industry Service Award

David is one of Oregon Tilth's Board members. Congratulations David!

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USDA Offers Conservation Funding to Organic Producers

USDA Offers Conservation Funding to Organic Producers

Initiative in its third year Funding to help organic producers and those transitioning to organic production implement resource conservation practices on their agricultural operations.

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USDA Releases EIS on GM Alfalfa

USDA Releases EIS on GM Alfalfa

December 16th, 2010 - USDA announced the availability of the final environmental impact statement (EIS) regarding GM Alfalfa for public review

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Trade with Canada

Trade with Canada

In November 2010, the National Organic Program (NOP) and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) announced updates to the US Canada Equivalency Agreement.

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The House Passes the Child Nutrition Act

The House Passes the Child Nutrition Act

Last Thursday the House of Representatives approved a $4.5 billion child nutrition bill which will give schools more money to spend on school lunches as well as set new nutritional standards for all foods sold in schools.

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