Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Department of Agriculture issues new rules for organic milk!

Great news for organic milk consumers. A few years ago, Wisconsin-based Cornucopia Institute brought to light that a few large feedlot operations were still allowed to sell their milk as organic even though cows had no or extremely restricted access to pasture and fresh grass. It looks like the Department of Agriculture newly proposed rules will close the loopholes that allowed this to take place. Organic milk farmers will be required to have their organic cows on pasture for no less than 120 days a year and they must get at least 30% of their dry food from grazing. To read more about it see the Cornucopia Institute's website!


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