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Massachusetts Doctors Hand Out Vouchers for Farmers Markets

Massachusetts Doctors Hand Out Vouchers for Farmers Markets

Doctors in Massachusetts are handing out vouchers for farmers markets to promote healthy eating and curb obesity rates.

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Climate Change Letter to Congress

Climate Change Letter to Congress

Letter urging Senate leaders to pass comprehensive climate change and energy legislation in this session of Congress.

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Watch for Tilth Producers members in GOOD FOOD, a film about mindful small family farmers and their comeback!

Watch for Tilth Producers members in GOOD FOOD, a film about mindful small family farmers and their comeback!

GOOD FOOD Takes a Lively Look at Sustainable Food and Farming A farm-fresh alternative to factories and feed lots Airs on OPB Wed. Aug. 11 – 8 p.m. & Sun. Aug. 15 – 11 a.m.

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USDA Acknowledges Link Between Antibiotic Use by Big Ag and Human Health

USDA Acknowledges Link Between Antibiotic Use by Big Ag and Human Health

Studies show that antibiotic resistance in humans linked to antibiotic use on farm animals.

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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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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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