Clif Bar & Company has launched a short but powerful video series—Farmers Speak—to give voices to the story of organic food and to be a catalyst for a more organic future. As the demand for organic food is increasing, consumers are full of questions about what makes organic food special. Hearing directly from the farmers satisfies both curiosity and the desire for transparency common in today's media culture.
The latest installment of the Organic Agriculture in Wisconsin Status Report was released in February 2015, an update on the 2012 edition. It provides a picture of Wisconsin's organic farms in terms of distribution across the state, type of crops or livestock, and sales and marketing, as well as farmer demographics and a comparison of Wisconsin's acres in transition to organic.
The Organic Certification Cost Share Program is part of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (Farm Bill). The program is intended to assist organic producers and handlers by offsetting costs associated with organic certification. Each state receives funding allocations and administers its own reimbursement program. A comparison table shows organic cost share disbursements for Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.
Have you heard of OFARM? The Organic Farmers' Agency for Relationship Marketing does many things, but it's their new videos—part of their "Organic: The Real Natural" campaign—that really show the passion, the heart, and the drive of the organic farmers...
The Organic Processing Institute is here to help you navigate a path to successful organic processing in the Midwest. We help forge links among organic farmers and processors to ensure sustainable success. Whether you are a current processor or want to become one, we can help you thrive.