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Do You Know Your Farmer?

Do You Know Your Farmer?

US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack inaugurated the new blog pages of the "Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food" Initiative.

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A Declaration of Interdependence

A Declaration of Interdependence

On the eve of this Independence Day holiday, Oregon Tilth Executive Director shares his own Declaration and food for thought.

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Gwendolyn Wyard for NOSB Certifier Representative

Gwendolyn Wyard for NOSB Certifier Representative

Oregon Tilth is pleased to announce that Gwendolyn Wyard, our Processing Program Technical Specialist, has been nominated for the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) certifier seat.

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Idaho and Oregon Dairy Producers Now Have Additional Risk Management Choices

Idaho and Oregon Dairy Producers Now Have  Additional Risk Management Choices

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) recently announced that the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation’s (FCIC) Board of Directors approved the expansion of the Livestock Gross Margin Dairy Cattle (LGM-Dairy) insurance plan into Idaho and Oregon for the 2011 crop year.

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Organic. It's Worth It.

Organic. It's Worth It.

Check out Oregon Tilth’s very own featured organic certification expert explaining the role of certifiers in the organic system and the work they do to promote and protect organic integrity!

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Area Businesses Aim to Seed a New Crop of FoodHub Members

Area Businesses Aim to Seed a New Crop of FoodHub Members

Discounts on Annual Registration Fee Now Available for Northwest Food Buyers and Sellers - DEADLINE JUNE 30th

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OK, NOW it's Spring...Notes From the Field.

OK, NOW it's Spring...Notes From the Field.

It's funny how the sun changes everything! We're up to our eyebrows in weeds and greens, among other things...

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Tilth Represents at PDX Food and Climate Day

Tilth Represents at PDX Food and Climate Day

Between tabling at City Hall's organic garden rededication and sitting on a climate discussion panel alongside author Anna Lappé, Oregon Tilth had a major presence at Portland's Food and Climate Day.

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Change to OTCO's EU Program

Change to OTCO's EU Program

Oregon Tilth recently made minor, but significant changes to our European Union Program, which will allow Certification Agencies to be approved for direct export to the EU.

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Oregon Tilth Files Comments on NOSB Recommendations

Oregon Tilth Files Comments on NOSB Recommendations

Oregon Tilth submitted comments on many of the items and recommendations that the National Organic Standards Board will be discussing at their meeting in 2 weeks.

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Portland Food and Climate Day with author Anna Lappé

Portland Food and Climate Day with author Anna Lappé

Join the City of Portland for the rededication of the organic garden at City Hall followed by a panel discussion featuring author Anna Lappé and Tilth's executive director Chris Schreiner.

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Spring, COGgers, and Cloches

Spring, COGgers, and Cloches

Spring in the demonstration garden means a lot of things: seedlings are sprouting, greens are growing, shot-weed has shot, volunteers are our saviors, onions are out, the wind is relentless, and classes are everything!

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Winter Pruning-palooza

Winter Pruning-palooza

This week the OEC team tamed the unruly forest garden thicket!

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NOP Releases Final Organic Pasture Rule

NOP Releases Final Organic Pasture Rule

February 12, 2010- the NOP released the final pasture regulation with a 120 day implementation period. All organic livestock operators should immediately read.

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EQIP Funding Deadline Extended to March 12th

EQIP Funding Deadline Extended to March 12th

There is still time for OTCO farmers to apply for financial or technical assistance!

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Tragic Beans and Radiator Tomatoes: Heirloom Vegetables Contain Stories, History

Tragic Beans and Radiator Tomatoes: Heirloom Vegetables Contain Stories, History

Check out new book on Edible Heirlooms by Tilth friend, Bill Thorness.

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USDA Releases Organic Farming Survey Data

USDA Releases Organic Farming Survey Data

Today the USDA released the first of its kind comprehensive survey data conducted on organic farms across the nation. The report, along with the complete data tables, show the most comprehensive data collected on organic agriculture by the USDA.

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Oregon Tilth in NoPo!

Oregon Tilth in NoPo!

Expanding the Organic Education Center's garden-based classes in partnership with Faubion Elementary School and the City of Portland

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Oregon Tilth and Urban Growth Bounty

Oregon Tilth and Urban Growth Bounty

Oregon Tilth is partnering with the City of Portland to help you grow and enjoy food that’s good for you and the planet.

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Korea Extends Implementation of Organic Processed Foods Regulation

Korea Extends Implementation of Organic Processed Foods Regulation

The Korea Food and Drug Administration (KFDA) published its final revision to the Labeling Guidelines for Food Products, which included an extension of the labeling standard for organic processed food products until December 31, 2010.

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