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On the Organic Dairy Horizon: the Danone Debacle

First, some Good News. After years of industrybacked climate change denial and misinformation strategies that included derailing legislation in the Obama era and further impeding advancements under the Trump administration – the federal government is finally stepping forward to address the existential threat of the planet’s irrefutable Climate Emergency. With climate change now set as a full governmental priority, the Biden Administration is also officially recognizing a major role for agriculture in removing displaced carbon dioxide from the atmosphere via soil carbon sequestration practices.

Getting to Organic for the Agricultural Climate Crisis Solution

First, some Good News. After years of industrybacked climate change denial and misinformation strategies that included derailing legislation in the Obama era and further impeding advancements under the Trump administration – the federal government is finally stepping forward to address the existential threat of the planet’s irrefutable Climate Emergency. With climate change now set as a full governmental priority, the Biden Administration is also officially recognizing a major role for agriculture in removing displaced carbon dioxide from the atmosphere via soil carbon sequestration practices.

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Fair From Farm to Retail, 2018 – 2020

By Elizabeth Henderson When asked what impact the changes they made as a result of this project have had, a farmer wrote: “More employee buy in, less stress around Covid since people can afford to be sick.” “Fair from Farm to Retail,” a joint project of the Agricultural Justice Project and the Northeast Organic Farming […]

Comments on Proposed Changes to H-2A Program

Comments on Proposed Changes to H-2A Program Adele Gagliardi Administrator, Office of Policy Development and Research Employment and Training Administration U.S. Department of Labor 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room N-5641 Washington, DC 20210 Re: Temporary Agricultural Employment of H-2A Nonimmigrants in the United States RIN 1205-AB89 Dear Ms. Gagliardi, Thank you for this opportunity to […]

Why Sustainable Agriculture Should Support a Green New Deal

“De-carbonize the Atmosphere, Re-carbonize the Soil!”(Jim Goodman, inspired by La Via Campesina) By Elizabeth Henderson “For Sale” signs have replaced “Dairy of Distinction” on the last two dairy farms on the road I drive to town. The farm crisis of the 1980’s that never really went away has resurfaced with a vengeance. In 2013, aggregate […]

Implementing Fair Practices On Our Farms

Working together, the Agricultural Justice Project (AJP) and NOFA—one of AJP’s four founding members—are launching a project to support the organic farming community in addressing our shared social justice values while striving for dignified living careers for farmers, our families, & the workers on our farms. Support our mutual efforts toward achieving a fair and […]

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Statement of Support for Migrant Justice Lawsuit

From the Northeast Organic Farming Association Interstate Council November 20, 2018 Over the past two years, NOFA members have observed with indignation the series of arrests in Vermont and New York of dairy farmworkers who have the courage to take action to improve working and living conditions on farms in these states. NOFA stands in […]