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TOGA included in the 2016 Good Food Org Guide

TOGA included in the 2016 Good Food Org Guide Tennessee Organic Growers Association is honored to be included in this year's Good Food Guide Food Tank and the James Beard Foundation have just released the third annual Good Food Org Guide, which features 1,000 nonprofit organizations creating...

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2016 National Organic Research Agenda Report

2016 National Organic Research Agenda Report The 2016 National Organic Research Agenda (NORA) report provides comprehensive recommendations for future investment in organic agricultural research. These recommendations are based on OFRF's 2015 survey of organic farmers, nationwide listening sessions with organic farmers, and a review of...

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Senator Stabenow Announces the Urban Agriculture Act of 2016

Senator Stabenow Announces the Urban Agriculture Act of 2016 U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced the most comprehensive urban agriculture bill to be introduced in Congress. The Urban Agriculture Act of 2016 will help create...

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USDA Releases Labeling Guideline for Animal-Raising Claims

USDA Releases Labeling Guideline for Animal-Raising Claims USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued an updated compliance guideline on documentation needed to support animal-raising claims on product labels. This guideline is for operations that are designing or modifying meat or poultry product labels with animal...

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Orchard Netting: A Catch All for Climate Change Adaptation

Orchard Netting: A Catch All for Climate Change Adaptation How does an industry so dependent upon these crucial resources react to a rapidly changing climate, all while maintaining sustainability in their pocket books and in their surrounding environment? Tree fruit growers across the Pacific Northwest are...

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Certified Organic Survey Results Show Sales Up 13% Nationally

Certified Organic Survey Results Show Sales Up 13% Nationally WASHINGTON, September 15, 2016 – Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the results of the 2015 Certified Organic Survey, which show that 12,818 certified organic farms in the United States sold...

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Land Tenure and Turnover: How are Beginning Farmers Affected?

Land Tenure and Turnover: How are Beginning Farmers Affected? Recently, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Economic Research Service (ERS) published a report, U.S. Farmland Ownership, Tenure, and Transfer, highlighting the major barriers to land access faced by farmers – particularly beginning farmers – and the...

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