May 2017 Blog Posts

May 25, 2017 •
Maddie Monty, NOFA Vermont Policy Advisor

Action Alert

Oppose Any Further Delay of the Organic Animal Welfare Rule! Comment by June 9th. After gathering input from organic farmers, researchers,the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB), and the public over the past ten years, the National Organic Program (NOP) rolled out its Organic...

May 3, 2017 •
Maddie Monty, NOFA Vermont Policy Advisor

Recap: Spring NOSB Meeting

At their spring meeting in Denver last month, the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) heard from citizens, farmers and advocates on issues as narrow and specific as an annotation change for tocopherols on the National List, and as broad as hydroponic and container production in organic. NOFA-VT and Vermont Organic Farmers (VOF) provided comments to the NOSB, both in writing and in person, on several topics of concern to organic farmers and consumers here in Vermont, including hydroponics, biodegradable biobased mulch, and eliminating the incentive to convert native ecosystems to organic production. 

May 2, 2017 •
Winston Rost, VOF Certification Specialist

Dogs of NOFA: Wilson

This is the last in our series of blog posts profiling the various office dogs at NOFA Vermont. Click on the links below to meet the other dogs: Go to: Laila | Linus | Gus & Oscar | Ellie | Ella | Jackson Meet Wilson Wilson Watson is the...