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On the Record: Organic Valley Strongly Supports USDA Organic Animal Care Standards

Organic Valley strongly supports the USDA’s final rule on organic animal care standards. Our farmer-owned cooperative, which works with thousands of organic dairy, hog and poultry producers, has long advocated for action to clarify the conditions and expectations for animal care in organic farming. We have lived with inconsistencies in organic livestock and poultry production …

January 20th, 2017  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, On The Record, Organic Farming

On the Record: Organic Valley Welcomes Organic Checkoff Comment Period

Promotion board for organic food can save more family farms and educate more organic consumers. The USDA public comment period is open until March 20, 2017. Organic Valley, the nation’s largest cooperative of organic family farmers, today welcomed the USDA’s notice and public comment period on a proposed research and promotion board for organic food. …

January 18th, 2017  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, On The Record

“We, the Farmers”: Our Declaration of Interdependence

Preamble Whereas how we eat determines how the Earth is used, and Whereas agriculture is the largest polluter on Earth, and Whereas the act of growing food should not contaminate water, deplete soil, kill wildlife, destroy the ozone layer, contribute to antibiotic resistance, leave poisonous residues on the food so grown, compromise human health nor …

July 29th, 2016  |  Published in CROPP Culture, On The Record, Organic Farming

Organic Valley “Save the Bros,” “Soul of Farming” Win Exciting Awards!

Last week, Organic Valley and our agency partner Humanaut won an Effie award in the “new product or service” category for our “Save the Bros” campaign for Organic Fuel – the only entry to win an award in this category! The Effie awards are based on the effectiveness of a campaign to sell a product, …

June 10th, 2016  |  Published in CROPP Culture, Featured Post, On The Record

What You Need to Know About the USDA Organic Animal Welfare Regulations

On April 7th, the USDA proposed new organic animal welfare regulations. The long-awaited regulations would provide better living conditions, including more access to the outdoors, for animals raised for organic meat and poultry, and for organic egg production. The regulations stand to improve the lives of millions of animals and uphold the integrity of the USDA …

May 18th, 2016  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, On The Record

Organic Valley & Clif Bar Announce First Endowed Chair for Organic Agriculture

We are proud to announce that UW-Madison Professor William F. Tracy of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences has been named the recipient of the nation’s first endowed chair focused on plant breeding for organic crops. The $2 million endowment, known as the UW-Madison Clif Bar and Organic Valley Chair in Plant Breeding for Organic …

February 10th, 2016  |  Published in Featured Post, Grass Up!, On The Record

What side is OCA really on?

Today the Organic Consumers Association sent an article to its e-newsletter subscribers that we found to be deeply disappointing. In it they accused Organic Valley and a handful of other organic dairy companies of indirectly supporting a lawsuit against GMO labeling, due to our membership in the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA). While it is …

July 24th, 2014  |  Published in On The Record  |  18 Comments

The Proof Is In The Pasture: Scientific Journal Confirms Organic Valley Whole Milk Nutritionally Superior

PLOS ONE publishes largest, most comprehensive U.S. study of milk’s essential fatty acid composition. Study findings prove cows raised on pasture increases levels of beneficial fats. Press Release – La Farge, Wis – December 10, 2013 Media contact: Elizabeth Horton, 207-838-0084 Organic Valley, the nation’s largest cooperative of organic farmers and a leading organic brand, …

December 10th, 2013  |  Published in Grass Up!, On The Record

Phoenix Stories: Cooperation in Action

After the fire at our La Farge headquarters, Clovis Siemon interviewed CROPPies in the midst of our initial recovery efforts. From these moving interviews, he put together a video that tells the story of the fire, the heroic efforts of the volunteer firefighters, the overwhelming support from our community and friends nationwide and the amazing spirit of cooperation among …

August 1st, 2013  |  Published in 2013 Fire, On The Record

Organic Valley Recovery: Cooperative Spirit in Action

  Thank you all for your many messages of concern regarding the fire at our La Farge headquarters on May 14. It was a very sad day as we watched our headquarters burn. While our material losses are painful, we are so very grateful that no one was harmed. We are incredibly thankful to the …

May 16th, 2013  |  Published in 2013 Fire, Featured Post, On The Record  |  4 Comments

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