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Community Hero Award Launched

by Shelly Connor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 03:45 PM

NCAP is now accepting nominations for the first-ever Community Hero Award. read more...

Organic Land Care Accreditation

by Josh Vincent — last modified Dec 26, 2012 07:22 PM
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Details for the upcoming accreditation course offered through Oregon Tilth. read more...

Pediatricians Call for IPM

by Josh Vincent — last modified Nov 28, 2012 05:29 PM

Pediatricians agree: pesticides and kids don't mix.

Boycott Looms for Labeling Opponents

by Josh Vincent — last modified Nov 19, 2012 03:38 PM
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Organic advocacy groups are initiating a boycott of brands that spent millions to defeat California's GMO labeling initiative. read more...

Funding Deadlines Approach for Organic Initiative

by Josh Vincent — last modified Nov 09, 2012 04:03 PM

Want to receive funding for using on-farm conservation practices? Applications are due soon! read more...

Time for a Better Farm Bill

by Josh Vincent — last modified Oct 30, 2012 02:48 PM

Tell Congress they need to produce an equitable, sustainable Farm Bill during the 2012 lame duck session. read more...

Stories from the Field: Breeding Seeds of Success

by Jennifer Miller — last modified Oct 19, 2012 12:57 PM

Due to Congressional inaction, the 2008 Farm Bill has expired without a new bill or extension to take its place. In the absence of a farm bill, numerous innovative programs that invest in sustainable agriculture systems are shut down and left without funding. read more...

A Healthy Harvest: Thanks for a Great Event!

by Josh Vincent — last modified Oct 09, 2012 02:22 PM
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Photos and recap from NCAP's 4th annual dinner and fundraiser. read more...

Residents Respond to Roadside Spraying

by Josh Vincent — last modified Sep 21, 2012 01:49 PM
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Momentum is building behind a campaign to stop spraying herbicides along roads in Jefferson County, WA. read more...

Tell DEQ: Protect Our Salmon Now!

by Josh Vincent — last modified Sep 13, 2012 06:48 PM
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Support a petition asking the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to incorporate new pesticide restrictions into their water quality standards. read more...