Timeline

Interview Of Roger Blobaum On Organic History

April 17, 2019 |

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture History Research Grants

December 15, 2016 |

Video. Organic History: Origins and Evolution of the Organic Movement

May 8, 2014 |

Food Sleuth Radio Interview

April 18, 2014 |

Selected Organic History Milestones

February 5, 2014 |

1974-1976 Photos · China Agriculture Pre-Industrialization

January 7, 2014 |

International Accreditation Progamme Brochure

June 1, 2004 |

International Organic Accreditation Service

June 1, 2004 |

National Campaign For Sustainable Agriculture – Organic Committee

March 1, 2004 |

How We All Work Together

May 21, 2003 |

Identifying The Unsung Heros

October 6, 2001 |

Organic Watch Press Release: April 30, 1998

April 30, 1998 |

Organic Watch’s 16 Issues of Major Concern

February 1, 1998 |

Organic Watch Press Release: December 12, 1997

December 12, 1997 |

PARTICIPANT LIST

November 19, 1995 |

We Support the Campaign For Sustainable Agriculture

March 27, 1995 |

National Dialogue Committee on Sustainable Agriculture

July 11, 1992 |

Organic Production Act Debate August 1, 1990

August 1, 1990 |

Letter Designating The Team To Write The USDA 1980 Report and Recommendation on Organic Farming

April 16, 1979 |

Wisconsin Historical Society is Documenting the Story of Organic and Sustainable Agriculture Movement || Nov 2013

November 20, 2013 |

Descriptions of Roger Blobaum’s Organic and Related Papers on this Website and at the Wisconsin Historical Society

November 21, 2013 |

Wisconsin Historical Society Organic History Collection

October 21, 2013 |

A Brief History of the Organic Farming Movement in the Midwest in the 1970s

February 26, 2011 |

INSIDE ORGANIC: Government Study Linking Pesticides and Cancer Supports Health Enhancing Benefits of Organic Food and Farming (Sept 2010)

September 1, 2010 |

Presentation at the Organic Field Day At Lamberton, Minnesota titled “Organic Research Then And Now” | July 8, 2010

July 8, 2010 |

Speech “The Evolution Of Organic Research From The 1970s to 2010” given at the U of M Lamberton Research Station | July 2010

July 8, 2010 |

RADIO INTERVIEW: Earth Day, DDT and Organic History, Roger Blobaum, April 2010

April 22, 2010 |

Presentation on Global Accreditation of Certifiers, Collaboration with Government Authorities and National Accreditors, and Other Organic Trade Harmonizing Activities of the International Organic Accreditation Service | 2008

March 20, 2008 |

Guest Commentary published in the “OFARM Quarterly” – Organic Farmers and Consumers Face New Challenge: Stopping Government Backsliding on Organic Integrity 2006

November 1, 2006 |

INSIDE ORGANIC: Agency Solicits Research Agenda Input From Organic Farmers For Poorly-Funded 5-Year National Organic Research Program (Nov 06)

October 1, 2006 |

INSIDE ORGANIC: Wal-Mart’s Move into Organic Retailing Creates Concern and Uncertainty in the Organic Sector (Sept 06)

September 1, 2006 |

INSIDE ORGANIC: Expanding and Mainstreaming Organic Without the Loss of Integrity: The Proposed National Organic Action Plan Can Help Make That Happen (July 06)

July 1, 2006 |

INSIDE ORGANIC: Naming Industry Representatives to Consumer Slots Upsets the Balance And Undermines the Integrity of the National Organic Standards Board (May 06)

May 1, 2006 |

INSIDE ORGANIC: The Search Is Underway for the Missing Organic Farmer Voice (March 06)

March 1, 2006 |

Presentation on Organic Integrity Workshop at the MOSES Organic Farming Conference 2006

February 25, 2006 |

INSIDE ORGANIC: Big Push Underway to Make Organic Farming a 2007 Farm Bill Priority (Jan 06)

January 1, 2006 |

INSIDE ORGANIC: Hill Fight Signals Alarming Shift in How Organic Policy Is Made (Nov 05)

November 1, 2005 |

INSIDE ORGANIC: The Public Benefits of Organic Farming and Why They Matter: An Urgent Call to Action to Get This Important Story Told (Sept. 05)

September 1, 2005 |

Presentation at the MOSES Organic Farming Conference – Getting the Organic Message Out to Consumers | 2005

February 25, 2005 |

Presentation at the OFARM Annual Meeting – Political Action Needed to Turn Back Threats to Organic Integrity 2004

February 25, 2004 |

Presentation: The Role of Accreditation In Accessing the Global Organic Marketplace | 2003

May 16, 2003 |

A speech presented at the Woodrow Wilson Center titled “Sustainable Agriculture In China” | 2003

March 13, 2003 |

Remarks at the Organic Valley Reception Washington, D.C. October 2, 2002

October 2, 2002 |

Presentation at the Upper Midwest Organic Conference: Organic Farming Has Gone Global | 2001

March 16, 2001 |

Presentation given in Beijing, China titled “Organic Food Exports from China to the United States” | 2000

April 25, 2000 |

Vision Document Produced by the Soul of Agriculture project: Soul Of Agriculture: A Production Ethic For the 21st Century, Creating A New Vision Of Farming | 1998

July 1, 1998 |

Invitation to “Soul Of Agriculture Get-Together” to Participate in the Creation of a Vision Document | 1998

June 1, 1998 |

Presentation at the Upper Midwest Organic Conference 1998

February 20, 1998 |

“The Sixty-Six Points of Darkness” || January 15-16, 1998

January 15, 1998 |

The Soul Of Agriculture Conference Descriptive Summary | 1997

November 14, 1997 |

Program for the National Conference – The Soul Of Agriculture | 1997

November 14, 1997 |

Book Chapter in “For All Generations: Making World Agriculture More Sustainable ” Publicly Funded Models Supporting Sustainable Agriculture: Four Model Profiles 1997

June 25, 1997 |

Book Chapter in “For All Generations: Making World Agriculture More Sustainable” – The Worldwide Expansion of Organic Farming: Its Potential Contribution to a Global Transition to Sustainable Agriculture 1997

June 25, 1997 |

Report by WSAA to the Commission for Sustainable Development of the United Nations – Publicly Funded Models Supporting Sustainable Agriculture: Twenty Model Profiles 1997

April 2, 1997 |

Testimony to the US Senate Agriculture Committee on the Organic Rule 1997

March 2, 1997 |

A speech on Organic and Sustainable Agriculture in Asia | 1996

October 26, 1996 |

Earth Summit Article titled Two Years After Rio: Progress in Making a Global Transition to Sustainable Agriculture 1995

December 11, 1995 |

Paper titled Current Status and Future Prospects in Selected Countries | 1995

October 1, 1995 |

Paper on the Earmarked Grants Program, a Regional Environmental Center program that makes grants to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) | 1995

September 1, 1995 |

Presentation to the Green Food Association, Xian, China 1995

March 29, 1995 |

Earth Summit: Draft Framework for NGO Working Group on Sustainable Agriculture 1995

March 3, 1995 |

Presentation given to the Ministry of Environment & Natural Resources Republic of Moldova | 1994

July 8, 1994 |

Statement in response to the USDA Organic Livestock Hearing Notice dated Dec. 30, 1993: 1994

April 4, 1994 |

Public Input to the National Organic Standards Board 1993

May 16, 1993 |

Sustainable Agriculture: An Organic Vision for the 21st Century

March 20, 1993 |

Presentation at the Upper Midwest Organic Conference – Organic Farmers and the Feds: Can This Relationship Be Saved? 1993

March 6, 1993 |

A paper titled Organic Food and Farming; Development of Ecologically-Sound Agriculture Around the World 1993

March 2, 1993 |

Article published in the “Wisconsin Academy Review” – Report from Rio: Focus on Sustainable Agriculture 1992

December 7, 1992 |

Earth Summit Report presentated at the Issues and Answers Forum of the UN Conference on Environment & Development 1992

November 18, 1992 |

Article published in “NUTRITION ACTION: Health Newsletter” – Signed, Certified…& Organic -1992

November 1, 1992 |

Presentation on Food Safety at the National IPM Forum 1992

June 19, 1992 |

Earth Summit NGO Action Treaties On Sustainable Development June 11,1992

June 11, 1992 |

Earth Summit NGO Food Security Treaty JUNE 11, 1992

June 11, 1992 |

Earth Summit NGO Sustainable Agriculture Treaty JUNE 11, 1992

June 11, 1992 |

Timetable and Plan for the Earth Summit in Rio De Janeiro | 1992

June 3, 1992 |

Proposals for Language On Sustainable Agriculture In Agenda 21 | 1992

April 3, 1992 |

Original OFAC Grant 1992

March 15, 1992 |

Preconfence Informational Paper on the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), or Earth Summit Global Forum | 1992

March 11, 1992 |

Paper Describing the Structure, Purpose, and Activities of the Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture

February 29, 1992 |

Biography of Roger Blobaum Director of Americans for Safe Food 1989-1992

February 29, 1992 |

Presentation on Food Safety as the National Director of Americans for Safe Food 1990s

February 12, 1992 |

Comments given in Brussels on Consumer Acceptance of Genetically Modified Organisms 1989-1992

February 12, 1992 |

Remarks on the Organic Food Production Act at the Eco-Farm Conference 1992

January 24, 1992 |

Article published in “The Environmental Magazine” – Eating As If the Earth Mattered 1992

January 1, 1992 |

Inaugural Meeting of the World Sustainable Agriculture Association | September 1991

September 6, 1991 |

Information on the World Sustainable Agriculture Association: Goals, Mission, Policies 1991-1996

August 3, 1991 |

Goals and Directors of the World Sustainable Agriculture Association 1991-1996

March 2, 1991 |

First Nominations Submitted For the National Organic Standards Board 1990

December 31, 1990 |

Original Invitation to join the Organic Farmer’s Association Council 1990

December 6, 1990 |

Presentation on Food Safety to the Joint Meeting of Northeast Region Extension/Research Directors 1990

July 10, 1990 |

Organic Food Production Act: Statement to the joint hearing of the Domestic Marketing, Consumer Relations, & Nutrition Subcommittee and the Department Operations, Research, & Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee House Committee on Agriculture 1990

June 19, 1990 |

Organic Food Production Act: TRANSCRIPT of statement to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture 1990

June 19, 1990 |

Organic Food Production Act: TRANSCRIPT of Testimony and Delivery of Petitions to US Senate Committee on Agriculture Nutrition and Forestry 1990

March 26, 1990 |

Organic Food Production Act S. 2108: Presentation of 136,000 consumer signatures to Senator Patrick Leahy and the Senate Subcommitee on Agriculture 1990

March 22, 1990 |

Testimony in support of Delegate Hattery’s Bill to establish a Maryland state organic certification and labeling program given to the Environment Matters Committee Maryland House of Delegates 1990

March 6, 1990 |

List of Participants of the Organic Farmers Associations Council Convening Assembly 1990

December 29, 1989 |

Brochure of the Organic Farmers Association Council | 1989

November 30, 1989 |

Presentation on the Food Safety Panel to the Western Association of State Departments of Agriculture | 1989

August 14, 1989 |

Lynn Johnston’s Cartoon Bashes Organic in Montery Peninsula Herald | 1984

April 30, 1984 |

Chapter 5 in the book “Protecting Farmlands” – Farming on the Urban Fringe | 1984

January 10, 1984 |

Statement to the Hearing of the Subcommittee on Energy Conservation and Power Committee on Energy and Commerce | 1983

June 28, 1983 |

Book Chapter in “Environmentally Sound Agriculture” – Barriers to Conversion to Organic Farming Practices in the Midwestern United States | 1983

January 1, 1983 |

Book Chapter in “Agriculture as a Producer and Consumer of Energy” – Toward Energy Self-Sufficiency: The Small Farm Energy Project Experience | 1982

May 1, 1982 |

Presention At The Caribbean Renewable Energy Symposium, Kingston, Jamaica – Solar Applications in U.S. Agriculture | 1981

July 28, 1981 |

Statement for Joint Hearing to the House and Senate on Energy Conservation & Supply | 1979

April 30, 1979 |

Statement to House Agriculture Committee On Energy Saving Innovations Of Small Farmers | 1977

May 24, 1977 |

Research Article in “The American Journal of Agricultural Economics” – Economic Performance and Energy Intensiveness on Organic and Conventional Farms | 1977

February 11, 1977 |

A speech presented to the American Political Science Association – THE POLITICS OF AGRICULTURAL LAND PRESERVATION | 1976

September 5, 1976 |

Article Published in “The Network Quarterly” – Farmers, Consumers, and Agribusiness | 1976

September 1, 1976 |

China Slide Show || 1975 -1976

January 7, 1976 |

Producing China’s Food on 50,000 Party-Controlled Agricultural Communes: Roger’s 1975 Trip Report and Photos

July 1, 1975 |

Speech titled Nutrition And How Food Is Grown 1970s

March 20, 1975 |

Book Chapter in “Food For People, Not For Profit” – Wresting Agriculture from Corporate Farmers | 1975

March 10, 1975 |

A speech titled “Energy Efficient Small Family Farms” | 1970s

February 11, 1975 |

A study report to the Citizens Advisory Committee on Environmental Quality – The Loss Of Agricultural Land | 1974

February 11, 1974 |

Statement by Roger Blobaum Before Subcommittee on Foreign Economic Policy Of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on Land Ownership And Control | 1974

January 29, 1974 |

Special Report published in “The Link Newsletter” – The Family Farm Versus Agribusiness: Will the Corporations Take Over Food Production? | 1973

August 20, 1973 |

Remarks at the Land Reform Conference San Francisco | 1973

April 26, 1973 |

Speech at the Catholic Rural Life Conference on Corporate Farming Issues | 1973

January 23, 1973 |

Statement to the Subcommittee on Monopoly, Senate Small Business Committee | 1971

November 23, 1971 |

CONGRESSIONAL RECORD: Senator Gaylord Nelson Introduces Legislation to Ban DDT | 1966

July 12, 1966 |

PRESS RELEASE: Senator Nelson Urges the USDA to Stop Recommending DDT | 1966

June 19, 1966 |

DDT News Clippings | 1966

February 10, 1966 |

FARM BILL: Testimony On Long-Term Cropland Adjustment | 1965

June 30, 1965 |

PRESS RELEASE: Gaylord Nelson’s Plan To Use Small “Wildlife Service Payments” | 1965

February 10, 1965 |

INSIDE ORGANIC: Decision Allowing Monsanto and Others to Pour Political Money Into Congressional Campaigns Is a Threat to Organic Agriculture July/August 2010

July 1, 2010 |

INSIDE ORGANIC: Getting All 27 Agencies to Support Organic Farming: A New USDA Approach that Seems to be Underway May/June 2010

June 30, 2010 |

INSIDE ORGANIC: USDA Had an Organic Farming Coordinator in 1980; Call for Reinstatement Now Made 30 Years Later (March 2010)

March 1, 2010 |

Iowa Farmer’s Transition to Organic Pays Dividends In Fertile Soil, Healthy Livestock, and Direct Markets

January 1, 1974 |

‘Every Year Was Better; The Fourth Was the Turning Point. It Was Just Wonderful To Be Able to Farm That Way Again’

February 1, 1974 |

Kansas Organic Farmer’s Profitable Operation Bypasses Traditional Market System Entirely

March 1, 1974 |

Three Nebraska Organic Farmers Beat Worst Drought Since the 1930s

May 1, 1974 |

Organic Farmer in Northwest Minnesota Is Operating One of the Nation’s Largest On-Farm Milling Setups

April 1, 1974 |

Organic Farmers in 17 States Market Commodities At Premium Prices Through New Marketing Agency 1972-1975

April 18, 1974 |

Madison Co-op History 1972-1975

April 18, 1973 |

How Organic Practices Transformed Scalped Hilltop Acreage Into ‘Organic Experimental Acres’ Homesite in South Dakota 1972-1975

April 18, 1974 |

Restored Water-Powered Roller Mill in Minnesota Enables Grain Farmers to Reach National Markets for Organic Flour 1972-1975

April 18, 1974 |

Nebraska Experiment Station Leader Outlines Details of Midwest’s First Organic Farming Trials 1972-1975

March 23, 1975 |

INSIDE ORGANIC: Farmers and Researchers Team Up: How This Helps Organic Farmers Shape the Research Being Done (Jan/Feb 2010)

January 4, 2010 |

European Soil Scientists Discuss Biological Farming at Summer Organic Farming Workshop at Boys Town 1972-1975

April 19, 1973 |

Iowa Farmers Report Organic Methods Guarantee Good Crops in Drought Years 1972-1975

April 19, 1972 |

Nebraska Cattle Feeder Sells Organically-Grown Beef Direct 1972-1975

April 19, 1973 |

South Dakota Organic Livestock Producers Tell Their Veterinarian: ‘We Didn’t Switch Veterinarians: We Just Don’t Need You Anymore’ 1972-1975

April 19, 1975 |

INSIDE ORGANIC: Putting Organic Integrity First at the NOP: Is This New USDA Commitment for Real? (Nov/Dec 09)

November 1, 2009 |

INSIDE ORGANIC: USDA’s Surprising Decision to Order a Rigorous Outside Audit of Its Organic Accreditation Program Is a Huge Step Forward (Sept/Oct 09)

September 1, 2009 |

INSIDE ORGANIC: Market-Led or Government-Facilitated Organic Growth? Results Show Market-Led Approach Has Fallen Short (July/Aug 2009)

July 1, 2009 |

INSIDE ORGANIC: Environmental Plan Forwarded to Obama Team Calls for More Support for Organic Agriculture (May-June 09)

May 1, 2009 |

INSIDE ORGANIC: New Census of Agriculture Numbers Support the Claim Organic Is One of Agriculture’s Fastest Growing Sectors (March/April 09)

March 1, 2009 |

INSIDE ORGANIC: Organic Farming Memo to New Obama Administration: An Organic Program Upgrade Is Badly Needed at USDA (Jan/Feb 09)

January 1, 2009 |

INSIDE ORGANIC: Congress Pressured to Cut Mandatory Organic Research Funding (Nov/Dec 08)

November 1, 2008 |

INSIDE ORGANIC: National Organic Program Is Undermining Materials Review Authority Granted to the NOSB to Help Define Organic and Guarantee Its Integrity (Sept/Oct 08)

September 1, 2008 |

INSIDE ORGANIC: Farm Bill Includes Significant Gains for Organic Farming But Falls Far Short of Achieving an Organic ‘Fair Share’ (July/Aug 08)

July 1, 2008 |

INSIDE ORGANIC: Controversial Congressional “Oink Oink” Funding Process Is Potential Source of More Organic Program Support (May/June 08)

May 1, 2008 |

INSIDE ORGANIC: IFOAM’s Drive to Ditch Its Basic Standards Stirs Up A Global Fight Over Organic Values (March/April 08)

March 1, 2008 |

INSIDE ORGANIC: New Michigan Global Yield Comparison Study Challenges Critics Who Claim Organic Farmers Can’t Feed the World (Jan/Feb 08)

January 1, 2008 |

INSIDE ORGANIC: The NOSB Completes Fifteen Often Bumpy Years Dealing with USDA Facilitating Public Participation and Protecting Organic Integrity (Nov/Dec 07)

November 1, 2007 |

INSIDE ORGANIC: Surprise NOP Auditor Visits to Organic Farms and Processors in China is Overdue Response to Concerns About Integrity of Organic Food Imports (Sept 07)

September 1, 2007 |

INSIDE ORGANIC: Organic Farming and Global Climate Change: Organic Farming’s Contribution to Mitigating the Impact of Global Warming, Although Fully Documented, Gets Little Public Notice and Is Not Rewarded (July 07)

July 1, 2007 |

INSIDE ORGANIC: Organic Farmers Make Gains in Political Access and Support For Organic Appropriations and Farm Bill Organic Initiatives (May 07)

May 1, 2007 |

INSIDE ORGANIC: Collecting and Reporting Organic Data, Slowed by Setbacks, Is Expected to Get a Strong New Push This Year on Capitol Hill (March 07)

March 1, 2007 |

INSIDE ORGANIC: Year-End Congressional Appropriations Meltdown Wipes Out Last Chance for 2007 USDA Certification Cost-Share Funding for Midwest Organic Farmers (Jan 07)

January 1, 2007 |

Minnesota Farmers Make History by Obtaining the Nation’s First Organic Farming Research Grant

January 1, 1975 |