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18Aug 20

Meet The Farmer: Lazy Ways

Margot Heard raises Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW cattle at Lazy A Ranch in Austin County, Texas. She manages British White and Akaushi cattle on two properties totaling approximately 500 acres, selling high-quality grassfed beef through an online store. Educational activities sit at the very heart of the ranch.   How did you get into farming? My father was a farmer and designed the first feedlot in Texas in the 1950s. As a child my favorite place was the…

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13Aug 20
COVID-19 Continues: Here’s What You Can Do To Keep Supporting Independent Farms

COVID-19 Continues: Here’s what you can do to keep supporting independent farms

COVID-19 continues to spread. In the early days of the pandemic, many farmers and ranchers made fast and major adjustments to their businesses as markets shifted. Some producers experienced a huge increase in demand from people finding empty meat counters and grocery store shelves. Other farms, especially those set up to supply restaurants and institutions, experienced a drastic decrease in business as many of those outlets restricted operations or closed for extended periods of time. Now months have gone by,…

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06Aug 20
A Greener World Establishes Launch Team And Executive Leadership To Serve A Growing Indian Market For Ethical Foods And Beverages.

Leading International Certifier Announces New Partner Project In India

LEADING INTERNATIONAL CERTIFIER ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNER PROJECT IN INDIA --A Greener World, home of world-leading sustainability certifications, establishes launch team and executive leadership to serve a growing Indian market for ethical foods and beverages--   In response to local interest and demand for verified sustainability labels, the nonprofit farm certifier A Greener World (AGW) is establishing programming in India. Based in the U.S. in Terrebonne, Oregon and currently operating in North America, the UK/Europe and South Africa, A Greener World…

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17Jul 20
Certified Non-GMO By AGW Blog.

USDA’s New GMO Labeling Guidance: Untested, Undisclosed

For anyone following the labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), you already know about the U.S.’s problems with transparency. Last week, the USDA released guidelines that made things even worse. In a notice in the Federal Register, the USDA rolled out guidance on how to comply with the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard, also known as the “BE Standard” (more on the controversial history of this law here). The notice explains how companies decide if consumers need to be told…

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10Jul 20
Meet Annette And Mark Tomas Of TLC Grassfed Beef In Oklahoma.

Meet the Farmer: Farming With TLC

Annette and Mark Thomas raise Certified Animal Welfare Approved and Certified Grassfed by AGW beef cattle in northern Oklahoma. They market their beef as TLC Grassfed Beef, selling direct to consumers and local stores who are looking for local, certified grassfed beef. How did you get into farming? Mark and I grew up working on our families’ farms in west Oregon and east Texas, respectively. After both earning college degrees in agriculture, Mark worked in the grass seed business and…

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