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2018 Beginning Poultry

March 29
6 p.m., MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity
$10 for MOFGA members, $15 for the general public

Thinking of adding some layer hens, broilers, ducks, or geese to your backyard this year? Join MOFGA's own Diane Schivera to learn all you need to know about starting your own flock. We'll cover housing, feed, and more.


Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
That organic chicken almost got a full foot of space. Now, USDA has withdrawn its animal welfare rules
The New Food Economy - 3/12/2018.
By H. Claire Brown - The United States Department of Agriculture has officially withdrawn the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices, regulations that were years in the making.
Monsanto’s Toxic Legacy: An Investigative Reporter Talks Glyphosate
In These Times - 3/9/2018.
By Tracy Frisch - In the following interview, for Acres U.S.A., Tracy Frisch interviews Carey Gillam about her first book: Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science. Gillam, a “Kansas-based journalist turned glyphosate geek” has been a reporter for over 25 years, 17 of which were spent with Reuters covering, among other topics, economic policy, corporate earnings and commodities trading. In that time, Gillam’s reporting specialized on corporate agribusiness and the agrichemical industry. The public health deceptions she’s since uncovered are numerous. Two years ago she became Research Director with U.S. Right to Know, a nonprofit consumer group that “pursues truth and transparency in America’s food industry.”
Trump White House quietly issues report vindicating Obama regulations
Vox - 3/6/2018.
By David Roberts - President Donald Trump’s administration has been on a deregulatory bender, particularly when it comes to environmental regulations. As of January, the New York Times counted 67 environmental rules on the chopping block under Trump.
General Mills deal to create South Dakota's largest organic farm
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 3/6/2018.
By Steve Karnowski - General Mills announced a deal Tuesday to create South Dakota's largest organic crop farm as the company works to secure enough organic ingredients to meet growing consumer demand worldwide.
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