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Central New York organic farmers contribute to national dairy cooperative work
April 14, 2011

Pick up a carton of Organic Valley milk, and you'll notice the company is based in La Farge, Wis.

But that doesn't mean the milk comes from Wisconsin farmers: Organic Valley bills itself as the "oldest organic farmer-owned cooperative" in the United States (founded in 1988). It gets its milk from a network of dairy farmers, many here in Central New York.

To underscore that, Organic Valley is launching New York Fresh, a new label that highlights the local nature of its milk producers.

America's Greenest Restaurants work
April 11, 2011

The GRA has created a stars system based on how many points each restaurant scores across various categories. Two-star certified restaurants must have a minimum of 100 points, 175 points for three stars, and 300 for four stars. Currently, only one restaurant, The Grey Plume in Omaha, Neb., has received the coveted four-star certification. Restaurants from Mario Batali and Rick Bayless as well as corporations including Hearst and Organic Valley have received three stars from the GRA.

The grass is greener on Renown Dairy work
April 05, 2011

Renown Dairy sits in a high mountain valley – the Cache Valley – in the southeast corner of the state, just one mile north of the Utah border and 60 miles west of Wyoming. While not in the major dairy zone of Idaho, there are still many smaller operations in the area, Roberts said. Their dairy is actually comprised of four farms that run as two separate facilities – each facility has two adjoining farms. Ellis and Mary Jo live on one of the sites while David and his family – wife, Kayla, and children: Emily, Hannah, Herman, Lottie, Maren and Steven – live on the other, about one mile away.

The Robertses milk 250 cows. About one-half of the herd is purebred Holstein, and half of that is Red and White. There are also a few crossbreds.

Skowhegan organic farmer to talk policy in Congress work
April 05, 2011

Sarah Smith of Grassland Farm likes to talk about organic foods and the $36.6 million in sales it generates annually in Maine.

Smith, 29, will have plenty of opportunity to discuss all things organic Wednesday and Thursday when she travels to Washington D.C. to meet members of Congress.

"I'm excited," Smith said Monday. "I'm certainly a little anxious — I feel confident in my ability to represent organic farmers.
"I feel like I'm going there with two hats — one to recognize organic farmers in Maine, and two, to represent our cooperative Organic Valley — we're going to say we're a $620 million a year co-op with over 700 members and we want the voice of that collective to be heard."

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Is Organic Milk Really Healthier?
Today work
March 25, 2011

TODAY Show diet and nutrition editor Madelyn Fernstrom recommends organic milk as an important choice to avoid synthetic hormones and antibiotics.

Cream of the Crop work
March 23, 2011

Time to start the day, aka the coffee pot. Now there’s a new reason to rise – the nation’s largest organic farmer-owned cooperative, Organic Valley, has expanded their shelf offerings from the simple, yet classic, half-and-half, to now include certified organic French Vanilla and Hazelnut creamers (and they are dee-lish!). The creamer is a perfect balance of organic cream and whole milk (meaning they’re produced without the use of antibiotics, synthetic hormones or pesticides). Then the flavor comes from organic hazelnut and organic, fair trade vanilla, sweetened with only fair trade, unrefined sugar.

Genetically modified crops get boost over organics with recent USDA rulings
Washington Post work
March 23, 2011

Organic growers say that, without safeguards, their foods will be contaminated by genetically modified crops growing nearby. The genetic engineering industry argues that its way of farming is safe and should not be restricted in order to protect organic competitors.
Into that conflict comes Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, who for two years has been promising something revolutionary: finding a way for organic farms to coexist alongside the modified plants. But in recent weeks, the administration has announced a trio of decisions that have clouded the future of organics and boosted the position of genetically engineered (GE) crops. Vilsack approved genetically modified alfalfa and a modified corn to be made into ethanol, and he gave limited approval to GE sugar beets.
The announcements were applauded by GE industry executives, who describe their genetically modified organisms as the farming of the future. But organics supporters were furious, saying their hopes that the Obama administration would protect their interests were dashed.

Couple awarded sustainable ag award work
March 22, 2011

The roosters strut around like they own the place. Tom and Irene Frantzen don't mind.
Their feathered friends are a reason why they love to farm. While agriculture is a business, the Frantzens say the animals and land they care for are more than just dollars to them. They're a way of life.
It's this philosophy, they believe, that will ensure the success of the farm and entire community for generations. Practical Farmers of Iowa like the Frantzens' way of thinking.
The farm organization presented the couple with its 2011 Sustainable Agriculture Achievement Award in January for "creating vibrant communities, healthful food and diverse farms." Based in Ames, Practical Farmers promotes profitable, ecologically sound and community-enhancing approaches to agriculture.

Expo West Grows Up work
March 17, 2011

What made me happiest wasn't any new thing (although, Organic Valley wins the best overall booth award because of their summer sausage and because of the two full mugs of hot organic coffee they gave me when I needed it most). What made me happiest was hearing all the talk of uniting and fighting together to protect the integrity of organic and defend ourselves from toxic chemical attack. It was clear that this is a strong, growing, powerful, and united industry that has finally found its voice and learned how to prioritize the issues.

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