Tag Archive for Jim Gerritsen

Farmers’ Organic Seed Group Dumps Organic Trade Assoc. Membership Over Monsanto-Backed GMO Bill

Press Release from the Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association: ORGANIC FARMER GROUP Dumps ORGANIC TRADE ASSOCIATION OSGATA Cites Betrayal Over Monsanto-Backed GMO LABELING BILL Washington, ME, July 13, 2016   By a unanimous vote of its Board of Directors, the organic farmer-controlled Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA) has withdrawn its membership from…

Soil Carbon Restoration: Can Biology Do the Job?

This readable and visually appealing paper comes to the Raucous Rooster via Jim Gerritsen of Wood Prairie Farm. Published in August of 2015, writer, organic farmer and Policy Director of the Northeast Organic Farming Association Jack Kittredge writes for a general audience about the extraordinary potential of soil restoration to mitigate the effects of climate…

Keeping the National Organic Program Honest: Farmer Protest in Stowe Highlights NOSB Meeting

From Wood Prairie Farm’s always interesting Seed Piece Newsletter. Wood Prairie’s Jim Gerritsen is also the president of the Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association. Browse Wood Prairie’s website, find your organic seed potatoes, and sign up for their newsletter here. More information about OSGATA is here. Farmer Protest in Stowe Highlights NOSB Meeting by…