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Organic Checkoff Progresses

By Jenna Blumenfeld; Reposted from New Hope Network The beef industry has one. The dairy industry has one. And possibly, the organic industry will have one, too. Today the USDA announced that a proposal for a national organic check-off program will go live on the Federal Register. The proposal, titled the Generic Research and Promotion Order for […] Read Post »

Harvesting Liberty: A short film about growing hemp in the USA

Re-purposed from: Industrial hemp is a crop that has the potential to lower the environmental impacts of textile production, empower small-scale farmers and create jobs in a wide variety of industries. Two non-profit groups, Fibershed and Growing Warriors, are working to reintroduce industrial hemp into Kentucky—and eventually U.S. agriculture. Dan Malloy and a small […] Read Post »