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February, 2018

Rootstock Radio: Not All Organic Eggs Are Created Equal

Download Under current USDA organic regulations, not all organic eggs are created equal. Large-scale poultry producers are able to cut corners in ways that don’t align with one of the core principles of organic: that “animals are able to exhibit their natural behaviors,” says Melissa Hughes, general counsel for Organic Valley, and who has spent …

February 7th, 2018  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Organic Farming, Rootstock Radio

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  |  Posted by Rootstock Editor | Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, On The Record, Organic Farming

Rootstock Radio: Farm to School with Deborah Kane

Download Prior to her appointment to National Director of Farm to School with the USDA in 2012, Deborah Kane was vice president of food and farms at Ecotrust in Portland, Oregon; she was publisher of Edible Portland magazine; and she launched FoodHub, an online marketplace that connects foodservice buyers with sellers of regionally grown food. …

July 22nd, 2015  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Featured Post, Rootstock Radio

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