Recent Posts by Jillian Zeigler

A Conversation with USDA Leader Elanor Starmer

Elanor Starmer is the Administrator of USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), which facilitates the strategic marketing of agricultural products in the U.S. and internationally. Prior to becoming AMS Administrator, Starmer was a Senior Advisor to Secretary Tom Vilsack and has been with the department since...
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Proposed Rule for Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has announced that the agency will propose amending the organic livestock and poultry production requirement, based on recommendations by the National Organic Standards Board that incorporate years of public comment and suggestions by stakeholders. The...
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Finding Success in the Organic Marketplace

Debunking the Myths: Finding Success in the Organic Marketplace Watch farmers provide their firsthand experiences on going through the process of organic certification and dispelling the common misplaced worries about too much paperwork or the costs being too expensive. For more videos on...
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Organic Agriculture Keeps Farmworkers & Their Families Safe

One of the most important ways that we can protect our farmworkers is by supporting organic agriculture. Because organic certified farming operations are prohibited from using most synthetic pesticides, organic farms ensure that farm workers, their families, and their communities are safe from the negative...
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