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Oregon Department of Ag Cost Share Reimbursement

Oregon Department of Ag Cost Share Reimbursement

Oregon received $202,500 in reimbursement funds for the October 1, 2009 -September 30, 2010 period. Applications are due by October 31, 2010.

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Coffee Talk November Issue

Coffee Talk November Issue

Our very own Inspector/Reviewer extraordinaire, Mike Dill, wrote an in-depth article in the November 2009 Coffee Talk magazine explaining the organic coffee certification process.

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Another Garden Blog?!?!?!

Another Garden Blog?!?!?!

Introduction to Oregon Tilth blog land

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CPRCD Receives USDA Energy Grant

CPRCD Receives USDA Energy Grant

A new grant that will help to fund farmers and rural businesses who wish to install renewable and energy efficient projects.

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Take a quick OFRF Survey!

Take a quick OFRF Survey!

The Organic Farming Research Foundation needs your help improving the EQIP Organic Initiative by Nov. 10th!!

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National Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement

National Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement

The proposed NLGMA would be detrimental for organic growers and the environment if passed. Oregon Tilth was at the recent hearings in Monterey, CA to give testimony in opposition.

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Rodale Insitute Launches Demand Organic Website

Rodale Insitute Launches Demand Organic Website

Demand Organic (DO) was conceived to educate and increase public awareness of the importance of organics. We focus on consumers who have not considered the possibilities of their organic choices, in hopes of inspiring long-lasting and profound personal change. The goal is to help you navigate the confusion surrounding organics; from labeling to asking the right questions to interpreting scientific research.

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First Sign-Up in 2009 for Conservation Stewardship Program Funding

First Sign-Up in 2009 for Conservation Stewardship Program Funding

The deadline for the initial round of NRCS Conservation Stewardship Program funding is September 30th.

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Washington State University Oregon Organic Crop Acreage Report

Washington State University Oregon Organic Crop Acreage Report

As outlined in WSU's 2008 Oregon Organic Crop Acreage report, Oregon has seen a huge increase in certified organic crop acreage.

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Oregon Tilth Nominated for Edible Portland Local Hero Award!

Oregon Tilth Nominated for Edible Portland Local Hero Award!

Oregon Tilth has been nominated in the 2nd Annual Local Hero Awards for their contribution to the region's local food movement.

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NW Organic Farm Food Safety Summit

NW Organic Farm Food Safety Summit

Oregon Tilth has teamed up with The Western Center for Risk Management Education at Washington State University, and other organizations to assemble some of the leading nationwide experts to host an educational Summit open to all NW growers. This event, which is the first of a two-part series, is designed to provide farmers with information about identifying and addressing food safety risks on the farm.

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USDA Announces Availability of Value Added Producer Grants

USDA Announces Availability of Value Added Producer Grants

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Availability Of Value Added Producer Grants

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Conservation Stewardship Program Sign Up Announced

Conservation Stewardship Program Sign Up Announced

Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan has announced the first farmer sign up period for the new Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). The CSP will make payments to farmers for maintaining existing conservation practices and for adopting additional practices on cropland, grassland, improved pasture, rangeland, non-industrial private forestland and tribal lands. Payment will also be made for adopting resource conserving crop rotations.

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OTA Explains Benefits of Organic in Light of Study Release

OTA Explains Benefits of Organic in Light of Study Release

In response to recent publicity concerning an article in-press for the next issue of The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the Organic Trade Association (OTA) reminds consumers that organic has a great story to tell.

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USDA Organic Program to Undergo Audit

USDA Organic Program to Undergo Audit

The U.S. Agriculture Department has ordered an audit of its National Organic Program, saying that external scrutiny is needed to improve the integrity, transparency and reliability of the seven-year-old food program.

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US-Canada Organic Trade Agreement Announced

US-Canada Organic Trade Agreement Announced

A first of its kind agreement has been reached between the US and Canada to expand opportunities for organic trade between the two countries. The "equivalency agreement" follows a review by both nations of the other's organic certification program.

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Washington State University Oregon Organic Ag Statistics

Washington State University Oregon Organic Ag Statistics

With cooperation from Oregon Tilth and WSDA Organic Food Program, Washington State University Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources (CSANR) has been compiling statistics to characterize the organic agriculture sector in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and California.

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Emerging Issues in the Organic Industry

Emerging Issues in the Organic Industry

A report given by the USDA Economic Research Service covers some more recent trends facing the organic industry such as a supply squeeze, increase of organic imports from foreign countries, and a weaker economy.

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USDA To Conduct Organic Survey

USDA To Conduct Organic Survey

USDA is conducting its first-ever, wide-scale survey of organic agriculture. Through the Organic Production Survey, NASS will gather additional information on how the growth of organic farming is changing the face of U.S. agriculture.

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OSU Budget Cuts to Effect Extension Efforts

OSU Budget Cuts to Effect Extension Efforts

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon State University officials say they plan to cut $13.4 million from the school's current budget.

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