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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

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

Climate-Smart Commodities: Organic Milk Processors’ Grants

By Tamara Scully, NODPA News contributing writer

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

By Christie Badger, Independent Organic Inspector & Consultant

Message from the NODPA Co-President

By Kirk Arnold NODPA Board Co-President

From the NODPA Desk

By Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

The End of Organic Farming (as we know it)

By Jim Riddle, Organic Independents LLP Blue Fruit Farm

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

Message from the NODPA Co-President

By Liz Bawden, NODPA Board Co-President

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.

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

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

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

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

Message from the NODPA Co-President

By Kirk Arnold, NODPA Co-President

From the NODPA Desk March/April 2021

By Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

Message from the NODPA Co-President

By Liz Bawden, NODPA Board Co-President

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

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

From the NODPA Desk November/December 2020

By Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

Message from the NODPA Co-President

By Liz Bawden, NODPA Board Co-President

Message from the NODPA Co-President

By Kirk Arnold, NODPA Co-President

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.

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

From the NODPA Desk May/June 2020

By Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

From the NODPA Desk, April 2020

By Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

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

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

Gene Editing and Organic Certification

Perspectives from Beyond Pesticides and the Cornucopia Institute

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 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

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

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

After Dairying: What’s Next?

By Adam Diamond, NODPA Contributing Writer

From the NODPA Desk

January 2019, by Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

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.

From the NODPA Desk

By Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director. September, 2018

The NODPA Listening Project

Collecting the Voices of Organic Dairy

Dirt Capital

Promoting Land Access and Security

NODPA Featured in the Food Tank

James Beard Foundation’s 3rd Annual Good Food Guide

Danone Announces the Purchase of WhiteWave Foods

How this will impact Organic Dairy Farmers in the Northeast

Remembering Richard and Robert Arnold

Twin Oaks Dairy, Truxton, NY

Local Farms Fund

A New Farmland Investment Fund

Support NODPA

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

Odairy Live!

Ask the Vets: Q & A

Organic Dairy

Forecasts for 2015 and Beyond

Hurricane Irene

After the Storm: How You Can Help

Private label milk

A scourge or a necessity?

In Memory of Kevin Brussell

Organic Activist, Farmer and Researcher

An Interview with Richard Mathews

Architect of the Pasture Rule

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.

NY Branded Milk!

An Interview With Dean Sparks of Empire Organics

Milk Quota’s

What should we look for?

What Obama Means for Organic

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

Funding Opportunities

Research and planning grants in the Northeast and North Central US

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