For hundreds and thousands of years, farmers have applied manure and compost to their crops, using a time-tested method that produces a bountiful harvest using sustainable methods.
But that could come to an end soon due to a proposed rule by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which is set to ban not only the way organic farmers use manure and compost, but also the practice of having livestock near farms.
It’s the topic of this week’s edition of Off The Grid Radio, as Judith McGeary, the executive director of the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance, gives us details about the proposal that are simply shocking if you’re an organic farmer.
- The outrageous alternative the FDA wants organic farmers to use.
- The stunning manner in which the FDA wants to regulate surface water and groundwater.
- The sadly not-surprising rules the FDA has put together for large-scale farmers who use chemicals.
Judith also tells us how organic farmers and their supporters can fight back.
Simply put, the FDA’s rules will put many organic farmers out of business.
If you believe in all-natural food and you oppose government regulation that defies common sense, you don’t want to miss this episode.
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