News From the Wild Side - June 2017

I just returned from a trip to D.C. for The Organic Center's Organic Confluence Summit. Over two days, leaders in the organic movement discussed the success and future of the organic label. I was honored to be part of the discussion.

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News From the Wild Side - April 2017

This Saturday is Earth Day - the anniversary of the day a voice was given to the environmental movement. A day when we celebrate and get our hands dirty. Nearly five decades have passed since the launch of this historic movement, celebrating the establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency, passing laws such as the Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act, and more recently the launch of the National Organic Program. 

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News From the Wild Side - March 2017

Spring is just around the corner; warming weather, planted fields, birds heading north, and buds emerging from branches. While most people are thrilled to see the seasons change, spring is arriving across the country 2-3 weeks earlier than normal in certain areas. Not surprising since 2016 was the hottest year on record, right after 2015 and 2014. 

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Time to update organic regulations to protect native ecosystems

Article written by Jo Ann Baumgartner, Wild Farm Alliance and was printed in MOSES Organic Broadcaster January/February 2017 Issue.

The National Organic Program’s (NOP) three-year waiting period for land to be free of prohibited substances unintentionally incentivizes producers to convert native ecosystems since this land is instantly ready for organic production. While organic agriculture is an ecological management system that promotes and enhances biodiversity, it offers no environmental protections prior to certification.

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News from the Wild Side - December 2016

Supporting Wild Farm Alliance with a tax-deductible donation is more important than ever before. Your donation will help farmers across the country create critical habitat for wildlife, protect precious water resources, and ensure the integrity of our agricultural lands for future generations. 

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A Look at 2016 and Beyond

Learn about Wild Farm Alliance's accomplishments in 2016 and our plans for the upcoming year. 

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News From the Wild Side-November 2016

Many things have changed over the last week. And while we prioritize our work for the next year, I have to be honest, there is a lot of uncertainty right now.

The incoming administration is not likely to prioritize conservation or organic agriculture. Our progress will be under intense scrutiny and attack.

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Agroforestry: The Next Step in Addressing Climate Change

The cultivation of trees on agricultural land helps to enrich soils, maintain soil moisture and stop erosion, provide vital habitat for wildlife, as well as store carbon. This practice, where tree and shrub cultivation is incorporated among crops or pasture, is called agroforestry and is the center of attention in a recent study looking at how to reduce the carbon footprint of agriculture. 

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