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Vermont Tomato Farmer Leads Defense of Organic Principles
Melissa Pasanen, Seven Days, April 18, 2018
https://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/vermont-tomato-farmer-leads-defense-of-organic-principles/Content?oid=14879553

Farmers Disagree On Whether Soil-Free Growing Can Be Organic
CBS San Fransisco, May 1, 2018
https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2018/05/01/organic-foods-soil-hydroponics/

Organic farmers form ‘Real Organic Project’ to ensure strong standards
Francis Thicke, Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service, May-June 2018
https://mosesorganic.org/inside-organics-real-organic/

The Real Organic Project: Disgusted With the USDA, Farmers Make Their Own Organic Label
Dan Nosowitz, Modern Farmer, March 5, 2018
https://modernfarmer.com/2018/03/the-real-organic-project-alternative-organic-label/

Organic dairy farmers vow to compete in changing industry
David Pitt, AP News
https://apnews.com/75d5a4cf972e432d8d533a5ef83457e9

Upset Over Policy Differences and that Major GMO/Chemical Companies are Members of the Organic Trade Association, Nature’s Path Quits the Organization as a Protest to Save Organic
Max Goldberg, Living Maxwell, July 23, 2018
https://livingmaxwell.com/natures-path-resigns-from-ota-basf-cargill-gmo-companies

Real Organic Project seeks add-on label to USDA organic seal
Tim Karst, July 17, 2018

A New Product Label Promises a Higher Standard for Organic Food
Jed Oelbaum, Make Change, (no date)
https://www.makechange.aspiration.com/articles/a-new-product-label-promises-a-higher-standard-for-organic-food

Interviews

Organic Producers Seek New Label As Doubts Over National Standards Grow
Wisconsin Public Radio, May 3, 2018
https://www.wpr.org/listen/1268966#.Wu764wUoBUw.facebook

Dave Chapman Interview
Food Sleuth Radio, April 26, 2018
https://beta.prx.org/stories/241896

Dave Chapman of Long Wind Farm on Growing Greenhouse Tomatoes, Managing a Business, and the Fight to Keep the Soil in Organic
Farmer to Farmer Podcast, 135
http://www.farmertofarmerpodcast.com/episodes/longwind

Organic Farming: New EU rules Adopted
Maria Daniela Lenzu, Council of the European Union, May 22, 2018
https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2018/05/22/organic-farming-new-eu-rules-adopted/

Really Organic – Dave Chapman
Farm to Table Talk, May 25, 2018
https://farmtotabletalk.com/really-organic-dave-chapman/

Pioneering Leader in Organic Food Production Resigns from Industry Lobby Group
Cornucopia, July 2, 2018
https://www.cornucopia.org/2018/07/pioneering-leader-in-organic-food-resigns-from-ota/

Real Organic Project seeks add-on label to USDA organic seal
Tom Karst, The Packer, July 17, 2018
https://www.thepacker.com/article/real-organic-project-seeks-add-label-usda-organic-seal

Trump’s USDA Is Killing Rules That Organic Food Makers Want
The organic industry has sought out government oversight to reassure consumers. Now some worry that deregulation could chip away at that confidence.
Andrew Martin and Shruti Singh, July 11, 2018
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-07-11/trump-s-usda-is-killing-rules-that-organic-food-makers-want

A New Product Label Promises a Higher Standard for Organic Food
Jed Oelbaum, Make Change
https://www.makechange.aspiration.com/articles/a-new-product-label-promises-a-higher-standard-for-organic-food

Organic Dairy Farmers Vow to Compete in Changing Industry
David Pitt, Associated Press, August 9, 2018
https://apnews.com/75d5a4cf972e432d8d533a5ef83457e9

Is the “Organic” Seal Worth it, Given Disputes on Standards?
Candce Choi, Associated Press, November 12, 2018
https://apnews.com/4ff754a258cc4d7690346d2780435f25