Northeast Organic Dairy Producers Alliance




Resources and Links

Organic Dairy Producer Alliances
  1. MODPA - Midwest Organic Dairy Producers Alliance - represents organic dairy producers in WI, MN, ND, SD, IA, NE, KS, MO, IL, IN, OH & MI with the mission "to promote communication and networking for the betterment of all Midwest organic dairy producers and enhance a sustainable farmgate price."

       Darlene Coehoorn, MODPA President & Treasurer
    Viewpoint Acres Farm
    N5878 Hwy C
    Rosendale, WI 54974
    Phone: (920) 921-5541

  2. MOMP - Maine Organic Milk Producers - The mission statement of the Maine Organic Milk Producers is "to provide a means of communication, education and networking for Maine organic milk producers that will improve the profitability or organic dairy farms, create a vibrant organic milk industry and contribute to the quality of life in our rural communities."

       Mia Morrison, MOMP Executive Director
    159 Atkinson Road
    Charleston, Me 04422

    Henry Perkins, MOMP President
    Phone: (207)437-9279
  3. NODPA - Northeast Organic Dairy Producers Alliance, (this web site), contact:

  4. WODPA - Western Organic Dairy Producers Alliance - "The mission of the Western Organic Dairy Producers Alliance is to preserve, protect, and ensure the sustainability and integrity of organic dairy farming across the west."


Organic feed prices: In addition to organic prices available in the Upper Midwest Organic Grain and Feedstuff  and the Eastern Cornbelt Organic Grain Feedstuff, the National Hay, Feed & Seed Weekly, includes some organic hay prices.

The Organic Farming Resources Center for New York State or contact Sarah Johnston  518-457-4531

Mainstreaming of the US organic milk and produce markets: opportunities and risks to Vermont organic production sustainability (pdf) April 05
Prepared by Gary Deziel; reviewed by Allen Matthews and Vern Grubinger

The Organic Decision: Transitioning To Organic Dairy Production Workbook and Other Organic Dairy Farming Resource Books

How Consumers Value rBST-free and Organic Milk in the Marketplace, By Jeremy D. Foltz, and Tirtha Dhar, November, 2003

Tails and Tassels, monthly newsletter.
In depth articles on organic crop production and harvesting, dairy topics, classified ads, and more can be found in this joint newsletter for members of both New York Certified Organic, Inc. and the Leatherstocking Organic Network. The two groups have been formed by New York farmers to meet the educational needs of non-chemical crop and dairy farmers. Contact Mary Howell-Martens,

Organic Certifying Agencies

National Organic Program, Accredited Certifying Agents


Organic Associations in the Northeast
- providing educational resources, events and opportunities for producers and consumers

Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Assoc.
NOFA- Northeast Organic Farmers Assoc. Interstate Council
PA Certified Organic
Independent Organic Inspectors Association
International Certification Services/ Farm Verified Organic

Northeast State Departments of Agriculture

Connecticut Department of Agriculture
Maine Department of Agriculture
Massachusetts Department of Food and Agriculture
Maryland Department of Agriculture
New Hampshire Department of Agriculture
New Jersey Department of Agriculture
New York Department of Agriculture
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management
Vermont Agency of Agriculture

Livestock Health and Nutrition Resources - (listed alphabetically)

AgriLab, Inc
Buffalo Molasses
Crossgates Farm Homeopathic Products, Ltd
Crystal Creek
Hubert Karreman, Penn Dutch Cow Care
Neptune’s Harvest Organic Fertilizers
North American Kelp
North Country Organics
Washington Homeopathics

Organic Milk Processors - (listed alphabetically)

Butterworks Farm
CROPP/Organic Valley
Farmers' All Natural Creamery
Horizon Organic
HP Hood
Natural By Nature
Next Generation Dairy
Organic Pastures Dairy Company
Stonyfield Farm
Upstate Niagara

Other Organic Resources - (listed alphabetically)

Agricultural Marketing Resource Center
All Organic Links
Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas
Center For Sustainable Agriculture at University of Vermont State Agriculture College
Champlain Valley Compost Company
Community Supported Agriculture May by Local Harvest
Cornucopia Institute
Dairy One
Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund
Farmland Information Center
Grassfarmer under construction
Graze Magazine
Land Link Vermont
Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service
New England Heritage Breeds Conservancy under construction
Northeast Organic Network
OFARM, Organic Dairy Pay-Price Comparisons
Organic Farming Research Foundation
Organic Materials Review Institute
Organic Trade Association
Randall Cattle Registry
River Valley Fencing
Rodale's Institute, New Farm Online Magazine
Small Dairy Project
Stockman Grassfarmer
University of Vermont Pasture and Grazing Management Website
Vermont DHIA
World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms
Weston A Price foundation

USDA web links

Economic Research Service, USDA
National Organic Program, USDA
National Organic Standards Board
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Risk Management Agency

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