36 – Organic Inspections | Margaret Scoles – IOIA

When you look at an Organic label, you may not know that someone had to visit the operation that made that product or raised that food. These humble people are the Organic Inspectors, and today we’ll be talking to Margaret Scoles executive director of…

26 – Eclectic Diversity | Joel Salatin – Polyface Farms

When the show was conceived he was one farmer that we knew we wanted to interview, maybe it would take months, or even years, but it was a goal we set. He’s an author, farmer, speaker, and all around Intellectual Agrarian, you already know…

Chicken Run | My Father’s World #3

Our story today is one of adventure, of daring and escape. Listen To The Episode  

24 – Building Sustainable Systems | Chris Blanchard – The Farmer To Farmer Podcast

Our guest today has been in Organic agriculture for over 25 years, wearing many hats during that time. For years he was the owner operator of Rock Springs farm, near Deborah IA, more recently he’s been a consultant, and host of the Farmer To…

Maintaining The Integrity Of Our Food

Has the Organic seal lost it’s integrity? We’ve previously covered the allowance of “Organic” Hydroponics, and the postponement of the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices rule, along with discussing the future of Organics with our friend Peter Grubbe. Now, we’re going to summarize the…

18 – The Future of Organics | Peter Grubbe – Middlebury Farms

We are joined once again by our friend Peter Grubbe, from Middlebury Farms. Together, in an informal discussion, we give our opinions and perspectives on recent developments in the Organic industry regarding “Organic” Hydroponics, and animal welfare regulations for Poultry. Both topics have been…

Certified Organic Livestock | Consumer Expectations vs. Producer Preferences

A recurring question inevitably arises in a representative government: Where does the responsibility of the representative lie, with the wishes of the people who elected him, or to his better judgement? On November 9th, 2017. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that…

Watering Down The Organic Standards

On November 2nd, 2017. The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB), decided on a vote of 8-7 to keep Hydroponic Production Organic. A decision that is disappointing to many who view labeling a soilless growing system “Organic” as a violation of the basic principles upon…

Podcast 16 – Jim Riddle – Blue Fruit Farm | Interview

Our guest today is Jim Riddle from Blue Fruit Farm. He’s worn many hats and been on many Organic Agriculture boards, notably the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB), and currently the steering committee for the National Organic Farmers Association. In today’s episode we’ll talk with Jim about the various types of berries he grows and why, what the role of the NOSB is, and why conservation is conservative.