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Organic education efforts continue as farmers markets grow

Nathan Phelps, Press-Gazette Media, With the number of farmers markets growing around the region and across the country, agricultural officials continue working to educate producers and consumers about organic certification and growing practices. Organic growers are split into two camps under federal rules. Certified organic growers must undergo an annual inspection of organic farm plans …Read More

Leahy announces Farm Bill funds to help small farmers with organic certification costs

News Release — Sen. Patrick Leahy, Contact Jay Tilton, Jay_Tilton@leahy.senate.gov WASHINGTON (THURSDAY, July 17, 2014) – Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) Thursday announced $13 million in funding to help farmers working to earn their organic certifications. Leahy – considered the “father” of the national organic standards and labeling program – fought to include the organic certification …Read More