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Message to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack: Save Organic Standards

Jim Riddle, longtime OCA ally, Minnesota organic farmer, and former chair of the National Organic Standards Board, recently penned an open letter to Tom Vilsack, the Biden Administration’s USDA Secretary, regarding the crisis of organic standards being degraded at the behest of corporate agribusiness. 

As Riddle points out: “My message to Sec. Vilsack was clear and simple – organic certification of soilless, hydroponic production violates the Organic Foods Production Act; conflicts with the USDA’s organic research agenda; is inconsistent with the standards of our trading partners; undermines consumer confidence in the ‘USDA Organic’ brand; and undercuts markets for America’s organic farmers. 

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