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The 2010 Minnesota Organic Conference and Trade Show offers a great line-up of presentations for anyone interested in organic farming or the organic industry. Registration is now open for the annual conference, which will be held January 15-16 at the St. Cloud Civic Center.
BISMARCK- “There is still time for organic producers, processors and handlers to recoup 75 percent of their organic certification costs up to $750 for the year 2008,” said Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring. “Applications will be accepted through Sept. 30, 2009.”
Organic farmers and processors can receive a partial rebate for the cost of organic certification, according to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA). Applications are being accepted by MDA from now until October 15, 2009.
Duane and Chantra Boehm, who farm five miles southeast of Richardton, have finished harvesting their oats and winter rye crops and are starting their hard red spring wheat. “It’s an average to above-average crop. Nature plays a big part,” Duane Boehm said. It’s a busy time, but an exciting time at the farm.
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is urging organic farmers in the state to respond to the first organic production survey to be conducted by the USDA’s National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS).
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is seeking a representative from a Minnesota postsecondary research institution to fill one vacancy on the 14-member Minnesota Organic Advisory Task Force (OATF).
Applicants must be Minnesota residents. The OATF provides recommendations to Agriculture Commissioner Gene Hugoson regarding policies, practices, and programs that will benefit organic agriculture in the state. The term of service ends June 30, 2009.
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