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Feed and Pay Price, May 2024

By Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

Animal Welfare: A Key Tenant of Organic Livestock Production

How do we improve our practices and make certified operations accountable?

Demystifying Succession Planning for Organic Dairy Farms: The 24th Annual NODPA Field Days

September 26 & 27, 2024 Nichols Volunteer Fire Hall, 106 West River Road, Nichols, NY 13812

Residue Testing For Import Organic Compliance Verification

By Julia Barton, Farmer Services Director, Organic Farmers Association

Feed and Pay Price, March, 2024

By Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

Save the Date for the 24th Annual NODPA Field Days: Securing the Future of Your Farm

Nichols Volunteer Fire Department Hall, 106 W. River Rd, Nichols, NY 13812, September 26 & 27, 2024

From the NODPA Desk

By Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

Liz Bawden, NOFA-NY Farmer of the Year Address, January 20, 2024

By Liz Bawden, NODPA Board member and Past President and Co-President

Organic Dairy Farmers go to Washington, DC

By Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

Feed and Pay Price, January 2024

By Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

New Organic Animal Welfare Rules are Now Final*

Compiled and written by Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

Ask the Vet Column: Have You Heard of the Asian Longhorn Tick? What You Should Know About Ticks and Cattle

Dr. Elizabeth Martens, DVM Valleywide Veterinary Services, Bridport, VT

Challenges and take-aways from summer cocktails for pasture

By Doug Hartkopf, Hart-to-Hart Farm with contributions from Carissa Stein and Sarah Flack

From the NODPA Co-President

By Roman Stoltzfoos

Danone sells Horizon to equity firm Platinum Equity

Compiled and written by Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

Feed and Pay Price, November 2023

By Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

Managing Soil Fertility and Other Lessons Learned on Grass-fed Dairies

By Sara Ziegler, Heather Darby, and Sarah Flack

Pay and Feed Price, September/October, 2023

By Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

Live music at the 23rd Annual NODPA Field Days!

Jeff Corle: From Cows to Country Music

Recent ODairy Discussions - September, 2023

By Liz Bawden, NODPA Board Co-President

Combatting Lameness in a Grazing Herd

Reprinted with permission from Brad Heins, West Central Research and Outreach Center, Morris, MN

Pay and Feed Price, July/August, 2023

By Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

Evangelical Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, Reedsville, PA

Farming With Financial Clarity, Confidence and Optimism (Without Digging the Hole Any Deeper)

23rd NODPA Field Days, Evangelical Lutheran Church, 200 E. Logan Street, Reedsville, PA 17084

The Cost of Poor Financials

By Ted LeBow, Co-CEO, Kitchen Table Consultants and Taste Profit Marketing

Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) Proposed Hearing

By Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

Recent ODairy Discussions - July, 2023

By Liz Bawden, NODPA Board Co-President

Ask the Vet, July, 2023

By Dayna Locitzer, DVM

Pay and Feed Price, May/June 2023

By Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

The 23rd NODPA Field Days, Evangelical Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall 200 E. Logan Street, Reedsville, PA 17084 September 28 & 29, 2023

Farming with Financial Clarity, Confidence and Optimism (Without Digging the Hole Any Deeper)

Climate-Smart Commodities: Organic Milk Processors’ Grants

By Tamara Scully, NODPA News contributing writer

Recent ODairy Discussions - May, 2023

By Liz Bawden, NODPA Board Co-President

Pay and Feed Price, March/April, 2023

By Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

Strengthening Organic Enforcement: Closing Loopholes (and leaving some loose ends?)

By Christie Badger, Independent Organic Inspector & Consultant

Organically Enhancing Land with Multi-use Crops

By Tamara Scully, NODPA Contributing Writer

Working with Mother Nature... Heifer Maturity Matters

Dan Leiterman, President and CEO, Crystal Creek **Article reprinted with permission

Recent ODairy Discussions - March, 2023

By Liz Bawden, NODPA Board Co-President

Pay and Feed Price, January/February, 2023

By Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

Message from the NODPA Co-President

By Kirk Arnold NODPA Board Co-President

From the NODPA Desk

By Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

Pay and Feed Price, November/December 2022

By Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

Ask the Vet: Question & Answer Session a Field Days Session Summary

By Tamara Scully, NODPA News contributing writer

The End of Organic Farming (as we know it)

By Jim Riddle, Organic Independents LLP Blue Fruit Farm

Best Nutrition Strategies During Times of High Grain and Input Costs

By Bill Kipp, Nutritionist and Dairy Consultant, Middlebury, VT, Heather Darby, UVM Extension, Sara Ziegler, UVM Extension

Recent ODairy Discussions – November, 2022

By Liz Bawden, NODPA Board Co-President

Feed and Pay Price September/October, 2022

By Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

The 22nd Annual NODPA Field Days Organic Dairy: What’s Next?

VFW Post 7823, 530 Exchange Street, Middlebury, VT 05753

Message from the NODPA Co-President

By Kirk Arnold NODPA Board Co-President

Message from the NODPA Co-President

By Liz Bawden, NODPA Board Co-President

Pay and Feed Prices, July/August 2022

By Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

Generational Farming at Severy Farm: Conventional to Organic to 100% Grass-fed

Nate and Kerianne Severy, Severy Farm, LLC, Cornwall, VT

Message from the NODPA Co-President

By Liz Bawden, NODPA Board Co-President

The 2023 Farm Bill--What you can do

By Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

The tale of two cold-storage warehouses: automating Aurora Organic Dairy

How a dairy producer used Westfalia AS/RS to streamline processes in two locations.

Recent ODairy Discussions – July, 2022

By Liz Bawden, NODPA Board Co-President

Pay and Feed Prices, May/June 2022

By Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

2019-2020 Cost of Production on Vermont Organic Dairy Farms

By Jen Miller, NOFA-VT Farmer Services Director

From the NODPA Desk May/June, 2022

By Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

NOSB Spring Meeting, April 26, 2022

Compiled by Ed Maltby from reports by National Organic Coalition and Organic Trade Association

Message from the NODPA Co-President

Kirk Arnold, NODPA Co-President

Feed and Pay Price March/April, 2022

By Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

The Long Awaited Origin of Livestock Rule is Published

By Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

Update on organic contracts in New York and New England

By Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

Assessing PFAS Contamination on Dairy Farms in Maine

By Rick Kersbergen, Extension Professor, U of Maine Cooperative Extension, Sustainable Dairy and Forage Systems This article is reprinted with permission

Genetic Diversity of the Jersey Breed

By Brad Heins, Associate Professor, Dairy Management, West Central ROC, University of MN This article first appeared in the March 2022 issue of News from the WROC, and is reprinted here with permission.

Feed and Pay Price January 2022

By Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

Update on the Organic Dairy Crises in the Northeast

By Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

The Danone/Horizon and Maple Hill Contract Dump: The Facts

By Ed Maltby, Executive Director, NODPA

Danone’s December 13th Letter to NODPA

Dear Northeast Dairy Producers Alliance:

Feed and Pay Price November/December 2021

By Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

Harrison’s Homegrown Dairy Farm, Patrick & Melanie Harrison, Addison, VT

Relocation and Certification: Changes on the Dairy By Tamara Scully

Update on the Organic Dairy Market in the Northeast

By Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

National Organic Standards Board Meeting and Comment Webinars

Notes and remarks that relate to organic dairy from the Fall NOSB meeting courtesy of the National Organic Coalition

2021 NODPA Field Days: Session Summaries

Invest in your Forages Session, Insights from the Vets Session, and Field Days Recap

Dairy Grazing Survey: We Need Your Input

Dear Organic Dairy Producer,

The Organic Economic Advantange

By Dale M. Johnson, University of Maryland Extension

Recent ODairy Discussions – November, 2021

By Liz Bawden, NODPA Board Co-President

7,739 Organic Farmers and Consumers File Complaint

The Complaint is against B-Lab Calling for Action on Danone North America’s B Corp Certification

Organic Organizations Keep Up Pressure on Danone

Pressure to Stand by Northeast Organic Dairy Farm Families

Pay and Feed Price: September/October, 2021

By Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

FEATURED FARM: Grass-fed Growth: Finding what Works. Saddlers Run Farm, Allensville, PA

Owned and operated by Alvin and Marianne Peachy and family. By Tamara Scully, NODPA Contributing Writer

Act Now!

Sign your name in support of NE Organic Dairy Farms!

Can Seaweed Cut Methane Emissions on Dairy Farms?

By Diane Nelson--article reprinted with permission from UC Davis

Protect Biodiversity and Native Ecosystems in the Organic Rule

By Harriet Behar, Sweet Springs Farm and Jo Ann Baumgartner, Wild Farm Alliance

Message from the NODPA Co-President

By Kirk Arnold, NODPA Co-President

Feed and Pay Price July/August, 2021

By Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

Going Unconventional: A Grass-fed Journey The Choiniere Family Farm, Highgate, Vermont

By Tamara Scully, contributing writer, with assistance from Kathie Arnold

The 21st Annual NODPA Field Days: The Organic Dairy Community Coming Together to Explore Its Challenges and Opportunities

The Mallet Barn, Wolfe’s Neck Center for Agriculture and the Environment, Freeport, Maine September 30th & October 1st

From the NODPA Desk July/August 2021

By Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

Message from the NODPA Co-President

By Liz Bawden, NODPA Board Co-President

Recent ODairy Discussions – July, 2021

By Liz Bawden, NODPA Board Co-President

Feed and Pay Price May/June, 2021

By Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

Origin of Livestock

By Kathie Arnold, Chair of the NODPA Policy Committee and past NODPA president, and Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

Message from the NODPA Co-President

By Kirk Arnold, NODPA Co-President

PFAs and Agriculture: What It Means

By Tamara Scully, NODPA News contributing writer

Recent ODairy Discussions – May, 2021

By Liz Bawden, NODPA Board Co-President

Recent ODairy Discussions – March, 2021

By Liz Bawden, NODPA Board Co-President

Pay and Feed Price: March/April 2021

By Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

Soil Farming

By Tamara Scully, NODPA News Contributing Writer

From the NODPA Desk March/April 2021

By Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

Value-Added Cow Genetics: Taking a look at A2/A2

By Tamara Scully, NODPA News Contributing Writer

Message from the NODPA Co-President

By Liz Bawden, NODPA Board Co-President

Feed and Pay Price January/February 2021

By Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

Origin of Livestock letter to the USDA Secretary

By Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

Proven Programs, Not False Hopes--Engaging Farmers in Climate Solutions

BY Jeanne Merrill and Chris Schreiner, Opinion Contributors, THE HILL

Combating Invasive Weeds in Organic Dairy Pastures

By Tamara Scully, NODPA Contributing Writer

Message from the NODPA Co-President

By Kirk Arnold, NODPA Co-President

From the NODPA Desk January/February 2021

By Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

Recent ODairy Discussions – January, 2021

By Liz Bawden, NODPA Board Co-President

From the NODPA Desk November/December 2020

By Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

OSHA Assists in Identifying and Managing Dairy Farm Hazards

By Nick Donofrio, CAS – OSHA Region 2, New York State

Pay and Feed Price: November/December 2020

By Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

Message from the NODPA Co-President

By Liz Bawden, NODPA Board Co-President

Recent ODairy Discussions, November/December, 2020

By Liz Bawden, NODPA Board Co-President

Pay and Feed Price: September/October 2020

By Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

Companion Grasses for Forage Legumes

By Allen Wilder, Forage Agronomist, the William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute, Chazy, NY and Sid Bosworth, Forage Agronomist, retired, University of Vermont Extension

Update on Origin of Livestock

By Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

Message from the NODPA Co-President

By Kirk Arnold, NODPA Co-President

Recent ODairy Discussions, September, 2020

By Liz Bawden, NODPA Board President

Pay and Feed Prices: July/August, 2020

By Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

Making Money in the Shade

By Brad Heins, Kirsten Sharpe, Eric Buchanan, and Mike Reese Originally appeared in Hoard’s Dairyman, and reprinted with permission.

COVID 19 Causes the Postponement of the 20th Annual NODPA Field Days

The September NODPA News will feature a Special NODPA Field Days Education Program Supplement Section

Managing Forage Legumes for Improved Productivity and Persistence

Rich Smith and Nick Warren University of New Hampshire, Department of Natural Resources and the Environment

Message from the NODPA President

By Liz Bawden, NODPA Board Co-President

National Organic Program: Strengthening Organic Enforcement

Compiled by Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

From the NODPA Desk July/August 2020

By Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

20th Annual NODPA Field Days Postponed until 2021

Due to the COVID 19 Pandemic, the Annual NODPA Field Days at Wolfe’s Neck Farm, Freeport ME, has been postponed until 2021

Recent ODairy Discussions – July 2020

By Liz Bawden, NODPA Board President

An Inside Look at Wisconsin Grazing Specialist’s Farm: Mahalko Dairy

By Tamara Scully, NODPA News Contributing Writer

The Key Role of Forage Legumes in Organic Dairy Diets: Effects on Your Bottom Line

By Andre F. Brito, Maichel J. Lange, and Luiz H. P. Silva; University of New Hampshire, Department of Agriculture, Nutrition, and Food Systems 

UPDATE: The 20th Annual NODPA Field Days

Wolfe’s Neck Center for Agricultural and Environmental Education, Freeport, ME

Pay and Feed Prices May/June 2020

By Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

From the NODPA Desk May/June 2020

By Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

Recent Odairy Discussions, May, 2020

By Liz Bawden, NODPA Board Co-President

Soil Fertility Expert weighs Costs, Benefits of Liming Low pH Soils

By MATTHEW WEAVER Capital Press This article, reprinted by permission, first appeared in the Capital Press, March 31, 2020

Embracing Change at Tre-G Farms, Smith Family Farm, Pompey, NY

by Tamara Scully, NODPA News Contributing Writer

From the NODPA Desk, April 2020

By Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

ODairy Discussions - March/April, 2020

By Liz Bawden, NODPA Board President

Pay and Feed Prices: March/April 2020

By Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

Wolfe’s Neck Center for Agriculture and the Environment, Freeport, Maine to Host the 20th Annual NODPA Field Days

By Allison Carrier, Marketing & Communications Manager, Wolfe’s Neck Center for Agriculture & the Environment

General Mills Launches Regenerative Wheat Farming Pilot in Kansas

By Jason Flatt, This article first appeared on the Food Tank website, https://foodtank.com/ and is reprinted with permission

Message from the NODPA President

By Liz Bawden, NODPA Board President

Judge gives USDA 6 Months to Fix Organic Livestock Rule Errors

Adapted from an article by Sustainable Food News, March 13, 2020

From the NODPA Desk March/April 2020

By Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

Corona Virus-COVID-19: Helpful Things to Remember

Anu Rangarajan, Director of the Cornell Small Farms Program

Validation of the RumiWatchSystem to Monitor Feeding and Locomotive Behaviors in an Organic Grazing Dairy Herd

Glenda M. Pereira, Kirsten T. Sharpe and Bradley J. Heins, WROC, University of Minnesota

From the NODPA Desk, January/February 2020

Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

Organic Farmers Association Hires New Policy Director

Former Food and Water Watch Program Director Will Lead Organic Policy Advocacy Effort

Pay and Feed Prices: January/February 2020

By Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

Recent ODairy Discussions – January, 2020

By Liz Bawden, NODPA Board Co-President

Grassfed Direct Market Farming in Paradise: Dutch Meadows Farm

By Adam Diamond, NODPA Contributing Writer

Pay & Feed Prices Nov/Dec 2019

By Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

Misty Brook Farm, Katia and Brendan Holmes, Albion, Maine

By Adam Diamond, NODPA Contributing Writer

2019 NODPA Field Days Summary

By Adam Diamond, NODPA Contributing Writer

Learning to Love a Farmland Lease

Kate Kellman, Digital Marketing Coordinator, Land For Good and Jae Silverman, MA Field Agent, Land For Good

National Organic Standards: Notes from the Fall Board meeting

Compiled by Ed Maltby from information supplied by Abby Youngblood and Christie Badger from the National Organic Coalition

From the Co-President’s Desk

By Kirk Arnold, NODPA Co-president

From the NODPA Desk, November/December, 2019

By Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

2019 NODPA Field Days Summary

By Adam Diamond, NODPA Contributing Writer

Recent Odairy Discussion, November 2019

By Liz Bawden, NODPA Board President

Recent Odairy Discussion, September 2019

By Liz Bawden, NODPA Board President

Gene Editing and Organic Certification

Perspectives from Beyond Pesticides and the Cornucopia Institute

September/October 2019 Pay and Feed Prices

By Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

July/August 2019 Pay and Feed Prices

By Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

From the President’s Desk

By Liz Bawden, NODPA Board President

William Michael Murphy, 1941-2019

In Memoriam by Fred Magdoff, Emeritus Professor of Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Vermont

Organic Pay and Feed Prices, May/June, 2019

By Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

Organic Dairy Farm Cost-of-Production Study in Vermont: 2017 Analysis

By Jen Miller, Farmer Services Director, Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA VT)                                 

From the NODPA Desk

By Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

Recent Odairy Discussion, May, 2019

By Liz Bawden, NODPA Board President

USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP) Continues to Fail at Protecting U.S. Organic Producers

By John Bobbe. First printed in Milkweed, May 2019; reprinted with permission from the author

FEATURED FARM: Young Family Farm, Antwerp, NY

By Adam Diamond, NODPA Contributing Writer

Save the Date: 19th Annual NODPA Field Days

September 26 & 27, 2019, Theodore’s Restaurant, 3231 Seneca Turnpike, Canastota, NY

From the NODPA Desk

Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

Recent ODairy Discussions, March 2019

By Liz Bawden, NODPA Board President

Keeping Kelp in Front of Cows on Grass

By Brittany Olson, Reprinted with permission from Progressive Dairyman, March 18, 2019

The 18th Annual NODPA Field Days

Tools for Survival: Weathering the Current Dairy Crisis While Maintaining Organic Integrity

FEATURED FARM:Windmill Meadows Farm, Hagerstown, Maryland

Owned and Operated by the Jacob and May Horst Family

After Dairying: What’s Next?

By Adam Diamond, NODPA Contributing Writer

From the NODPA Desk

January 2019, by Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

Origin of Livestock Final Rule-Next Steps

Letter to USDA Secretary Sonny Purdue

Out-Wintering the Dairy Herd

By Brad Heins, Associate Professor of Dairy Science, West Central Research and Outreach Center, University of Minnesota, Morris, MN

Help Bring Social Justice to Organic Farms

By Louis H. Battalen, Northeast Coordinator, Agricultural Justice Project

NODPA Speaks Out On The Origin of Livestock

Next Steps to Save Organic -- By Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director.

So You Want To Learn More About Organic Dairy?

By Karen Hills, Crop and Soil Technician, University of Vermont Extension

Thinking Outside The Fence

Organic Dairy Looks to Robotic Milker to Increase Family Time

ORGANIC PRODUCTION

Weeds or Forbs?

Analyzing Your Dairy Profits

Dale M. Johnson, Farm Management Specialist, University of Maryland Extension

Peace Hollow Farm, Knoxville, Maryland

In preparation for the 2018 NODPA Field Days, we’ve updated this Featured Farm article, originally published in the March 2017 NODPA News. Peace Hollow Farm is the site of the first Featured Farm. -by Sonja Heyck-Merlin

Organic Milk Pay, Retail and Feed Prices, September 2018

Sales of organic milk at retail are holding steady against increased competition from plant based beverages which lack the nutrition of milk but are easier for manufacturers to source supply and control costs of inputs.

From the NODPA Desk

By Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director. September, 2018

The Crisis in the Organic Dairy Movement

Farmers and Consumers, Working Together, Can Reestablish Economic Justice

Vermont Organic Dairy Farm Profitability 2016

By Jon Walsh, MS Candidate, University of Vermont, Department of Community Development and Applied Economics

Democracy Worked

USDA Terminates the Organic Checkoff Proposal, Citing “Lack of Support”

The NODPA Listening Project

Collecting the Voices of Organic Dairy

Forecast for Organic Dairy in 2018 & Beyond

Organic Dairy Producers’ Thoughts on the Current State of Organic Dairy

Organic Dairy Policy

What Producers Can Do Now

The Fall NOSB Meeting

Francis Thicke’s Closing Remarks

Dirt Capital

Promoting Land Access and Security

A Summary of the NOSB Fall 2017 Meeting

by Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

2017, September Pay and Feed Price Update

By Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

The 17th Annual NODPA Field Days

Embracing Change in Organic Dairy: Truxton, New York

Organics under Attack

By Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

An Interview with Neal Kinsey

By Sonja Heyck-Merlin

Letter to the Secretary of Agriculture

No Organic Checkoff Coalition

Green Wind Farm, Fairfield, VT

Owned & Operated By Julie Wolcott & Steve MacCausland

The National Organic Standards Board

Fall Meeting October 31, 2017

CowSignals

A Successful Approach to Putting the Focus in the Barn Design and Management on the Cow

Recent ODairy Discussion, April, 2017

By Liz Bawden, Organic Dairy Farmer, NODPA President

Stop the Organic Checkoff Program (a Tax)!

Submit Comments on the Proposed Rule before April 19th.

Rob N Vale Farms

A Hillside Tradition

Anatomy of a Rare Drought

Insights from New York Farmers

Highlights of the NOSB Meeting

St. Louis, MO - November 16 to 18, 2016

Statement of the Organic Farmers’ Agency for Relationship Marketing, Inc.

To the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Nov. 16, 2016, St. Louis, MO

The 16th Annual NODPA Field Days Summary

The Future of Organic Dairy Farming: Regenerate, Renew, Refresh

NODPA Featured in the Food Tank

James Beard Foundation’s 3rd Annual Good Food Guide

Organic Checkoff Update

Letter from the No Organic

Updated Comments on the Proposed Rule

Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices

Andrew P. Bures Farm, Deerbrook, WI

An Interview with Wisconsin farmer Andy Bures: A Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship Master’s Perspective

Danone Announces the Purchase of WhiteWave Foods

How this will impact Organic Dairy Farmers in the Northeast

Rainbow Valley Farm, Sydney, ME

Building a TRANS Iowa Parlor

Breeding Considerations

For Organic Dairy Farms

Twin Oaks Dairy, Truxton, NY

The Evolution of a Farmer and a Farm

Hydroponics

What’s The Big Deal?

ACTION ALERT

Proposed Rule Change on Requirements for Field Testing Regulated Genetically Engineered Wheat

Cow Comfort

The Big Picture

Grazing

Management of Perrenial Pastures in the Summer

Remembering Richard and Robert Arnold

Twin Oaks Dairy, Truxton, NY

Origin of Livestock

USDA NOP Publishes Proposed Rule for Comment

Book Review: A Holistic Vet’s Prescription for a Healthy Herd

A Holistic Vet’s Prescription for a Healthy Herd

Preparing for Spring

A Pre-Turnout Checklist

Dr. Hubert Karreman Presents

A series of classes on bovine health

Grunen Aue Farm, Canastota, New York

"The Farm Lives & Dies With Our White Clover"

Tide Mill Organic Farm, Edmunds, Maine

Nine Generations in the Making

Organic Trade Association

Organic Check-off proposal, and some answers to NODPA Questions

Organic Checkoff Tax

USDA Wants More Proposals

Organic Farmers

Weigh in on National Organic Survey

Local Farms Fund

A New Farmland Investment Fund

Recent Odairy Discussion, December, 2014

Robust discussions about preventing gangrene mastitis, constipation and respiratory illnesses

On The Road Again: Five Danes in a Van

Danes Tour Northeast Organic Farms

Environment and Behavior

Biodiversity and Cattle Well-being

Odairy Live!

Ask the Vets: Q & A

Support NODPA

Now in its 13th Year of working for organic dairy farm families

Recent Odairy Discussion, October, 2014

Robust discussions about eye injuries, constipation and bloating, organic grain supply in the Northeast, a debate about 100% grassfed, and more.

Northwood Farm, Wonewoc, Wisconsin

Creating A Healthy Food System Through Stewardship & Activism

Preventive Practices To Maintain Animal Health

An interview with Dr. Cynthia Lankenau

Dual purpose Fleckvieh

A consideration for organic dairies

Johne’s Disease

Thoughts & Case Histories

Cover Crops as Forage Crops

A Look at Winter Rye and Triticale

Sheen Dairy Farm, Gouverneur, NY

Making Quality Milk by ‘Keeping It Simple’

Dharma Lea Farm, Sharon Springs, NY

Returning Nutrition to Food, & Profits to the Farmer

Recent Odairy Discussion, April, 2014

Robust discussions about treating cows with a high SCC, Johnnes disease, and coccidiosis treatment.

Share of the retail dollar

How important is it in determining pay price?

Stonewall Farm, Keene, NH

Scale Appropriate Farming For Sustainability

Kathleen A. Merrigan to Serve as Executive Director of the Sustainability Institute

The former U.S. Department of Agriculture deputy secretary will lead new university-wide Sustainability Institute.

Kimball Brook Farm, Ferrisburg, VT

From Wholesale Milk To Value-Added

Organic Dairy

Forecasts for 2015 and Beyond

Revoke Changes To Sunset Provision

Letter to the Congressional Organic Caucus from consumer cooperatives

Agroforestry

Trees, bushes, crops and intensive grazing

Who is responsible for the audit trail for transporting milk and hay?

USDA Releases Guidance on handling unpackaged organic products.

Recent Odairy Discussion, December, 2013

Robust discussions about ovarian cysts, fly control, milkweed and chicory, and more.

Maple Valley Farm, Lorraine, NY

Organic Dairy Farming for Quality of Life

Engelbert Farms, Nichols, NY

First Certified Organic Dairy Farm: Diversifiying to include the next generation

The Organic Check-Off

OTA pushes its initiative through Webinars and mass mailings

Recent Odairy Discussion, June 15, 2013

Robust discussions about fence chargers, mowers, balancing cow rations, and more.

Dykstra Farms, Burlington, WA

Finding Ways to Stay Profitable in Organic Dairy

Lice

The Quiet Thief

National Organic Standards Board (NOSB)

Portland, Oregon, April 9 -11, 2013

Organic Check-off at the MOSES Conference

Farmers unequivocally say “NO” to OTA’s idea of a standard program, open to further discussion

Cornell Dairy Farm Business Summary

Organic Dairy Farm Results

Moore Farms, Nichols, NY

No Grain, Grass-Intensive Seasonal Dairy

Fearless Farm Finances: Book Review

Farm Financial Management Demystified

Miller Dairy and Franklin Farm, Southern VT

Southern VT Farmers Host 2012 Field Days Tours

Real Supply Management

The history and politics of a successful program in Canada

Kimvale Farm, Falconer, NY

Making the Transition to an Organic Dairy

Filler Forage

Extending the Grazing Season

Grazing Acres Farm, Chetek, WI

Vibrant Grass-Based, No Grain Organic Dairy

Vaccination of Organic Livestock

Goals and strategies for a first rate vaccination program

Producing your Own Open Pollinated Corn Seed

Homegrown Strategies for Dealing with the Onslaught of GMO Corn

Get to Know Jean Richardson

New NOSB Member from Vermont

Indian Stream Farm, Pittsburg, NH

A Family Farm With Deep Historical Roots

The Corse Farm Dairy, LLC., Whitingham, VT

Organic Dairy Production With A Keen Eye On Quality

Organic Dairy Family Farmers need a fair share of the retail dollar

They require at least a 40c a gallon increase in their milk price to stay in business

NODPA’S FAIR SHARE PETITION

Fair Share of the Retail Dollar for Organic Dairy Producers

Eric and Molly Glasgow Grey Barn and Farm, Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts

Organic farming on Martha’s Vineyard: You better believe it!

Hurricane Irene

After the Storm: How You Can Help

Private label milk

A scourge or a necessity?

Francis and Susan Thicke Radiance Dairy, Fairfield, Iowa

Following Principles of Ecology from Land Management to Renewable Energy Systems

The Beneficial Impacts of TERROIR on your Food

Enhancing the flavor and quality of the food you produce by paying attention to the biology and diversity on your farm.

In Memory of Kevin Brussell

Organic Activist, Farmer and Researcher

Clovercrest Farm, Charleston, ME

Many hands make light work: It’s a family affair!

Pasture Rule: Everything you asked for, and then some

Insights about the Pasture Rule from sessions at the recent NODPA Field Days

Meeting the Pasture Rule Requirements

Record-keeping resources for the grazing season

NOSB Spring Meeting

A Storm In A Tea Cup

Pineville Farm, Randolph Center, VT

Organic Dairy Production On A Historic Hill Farm

Pleasantview Farm, Circleville, Ohio, Perry Clutts & Family

Grain to grass to organic dairy – a farm with a history and a future

Farmers Helping Farmers - Across the Waters

Tracing organic kelp back to an island farm harvester

An Interview with Richard Mathews

Architect of the Pasture Rule

Much Ado About Worms

internal livestock parasite control on an organic farm

The USDA Dairy Industry Advisory Committee (DIAC) holds its first meeting

Political convenience or the possibility of real change?

Pasture Rule Training March 24, 2010

A highlight of questions asked, the responses, and further ruminations on the NODPA-Odairy discussion list

WEBINAR BY eORGANIC

A Look at the Newly Released Organic Pasture Rule

USDA Recommended Decision

Large Producer-Handlers Should Become Subject to Federal Order Pricing and Pooling Provisions

Udder Health and Milk Quality on Organic Dairy Farms

Vets gather, learn and share information

More than a one-horse hitch needed to pull us out of this mess

In fact, if we want to solve our milk price problems, we’ll need four horses.

Go Local & Prosper ... In More Ways Than One

Localism is becoming a strategy to save the farm and the businesses and communities that depend on it.

Diet Selection & Grazing Behavior

Production Resources | Forages & Grains

Climate Policy for Agriculture that Works

Ensuring that America’s Organic Farmers are Part of the Solution

NY Branded Milk!

An Interview With Dean Sparks of Empire Organics

Hails Family Farm, Lopez, PA

Processing, Local Sales ... & Wholesale

Plant Biodiversity

Livestock Farmacy and Pantry

Milk Quota’s

What should we look for?

Hall & Breen, LLC, Orwell, VT

A lifestyle, a livelihood, and a father/daughter partnership with a future

Puzzled By PI Spikes?

Production Resources | Animal Health

What’s the Value of High Quality Forage?

Production Resources | Forage

DC Update, April 1, 2009

Access to pasture update, status of new appointees, and the generally positive outlook for organic in Washington.

Managing Cereal Grains for Forage

Production Resources | Forages & Grains

Nutritional Wisdom of the Body

Behavior-Based Management for Animal Well-Being

Organic pay price declines

Processors panic over spring flush of milk and declining growth in sales

MILK FEVER

“It’s all about internal mineral balance!”

Raising Calves The Old, Modern Way

Learning from the “old” as we go into the future

Raindance Farm, Central, NY

High Forage, Low Grain Diet Keeps 87-Cow Operation Running Smoothly

What Obama Means for Organic

There are hints that his ag secretary Tom Vilsack may have an open mind to alternative viewpoints.

Dehorning Dairy Cattle With Genetics?

Looking at the economic advantages with polled dairy cattle??

The Pasture Rule Is Out

The new proposed rule is attached, below. Check it out and give us your feedback.

Proposed Pasture Rule

Thoughtful Steps to the Final Pasture Rule

Amos Nolt, Shiloh, Ohio

For Organic Dairy, No Grain, No Problem

Funding Opportunities

Research and planning grants in the Northeast and North Central US

Vaccination of Organic Livestock

Goals and strategies for a first rate vaccination program

Price & Availability of Corn & Forage

How should producers prepare for this fall?

East & Midwest Grain & Hay Prices, July 1, 2008

Plus reflections on what organic producers can do following the Midwest floods

More Organic Milk Sought in Northeast

Farms should be sure to have a market secured before beginning the 12 month herd transition.

Desperation Acres, Western WI

A Haven of Sustainability

DC Update, June 1, 2008

Farm Bill update

Organic Dairy National Organic Program Update

A summary of what transpired at the recent NOSB meeting in Baltimore.

Comments to the NOP

A letter from NODPA to the NOP addresses publication of the access to pasture rule and the publication of an origin of livestock rule

Maximizing Milk On Homegrown Forages And Grains

Production Resources | Forages & Grains

DC Update, May 9, 2008

Is the Farm Bill Battle Over?

Press Release: HP Hood refuses to address increased costs...

HP Hood LLC refuses to address increase in costs of production for their organic family farms and demands money back for a one month overpayment of 17 cents a gallon

ACTION ALERT: Farm Bill

Stop the Attack on Public Health and the Environment in the Farm Bill

How Now Organic Cow

What Is the Whole Story

Kimball Brook Farm, North Ferrisburg, VT

One of Vermont’s Largest Organic Dairies

In corn belt, ethanol boom a bust for ranchers.

The alternative energy source has turned around dying towns, but the high price of corn makes it hard to raise livestock

Choosing Grassfed

By Jo Robinson

Butterfat & Pasture

By Bill Casey