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  • 09/22/2011 6:06 PM | Susie Marshall TOFGA Grant Manager (Administrator)

    Elgin, Texas

    The Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (TOFGA) today announced its Disaster Relief Fund to support farmers and ranchers who have suffered  due to the recent wildfires and severe drought.  "Our members are small family farms and ranches that cannot absorb the losses from these disastrous fires and drought conditions," said Sue Beckwith president of TOFGA.

    TOFGA urges every Texan to support sustainable family farmers.  "Texas does not have enough farmers who are producing clean and safe food for our families," said Brad Stufflebeam of Home Sweet Farm, a farm in Brenham that supplies fresh produce to families in Houston.  "We can't afford to lose any local producers."

    Farmers in Iowa are donating certified organic hay to help Texas farmers.  "This is an incredible gift," stated Cameron Molberg, General Manager of Coyote Creek Organic Feed Mill in Elgin.  "We need to raise the money to pay for trucking to get it down here."

    To contribute to the Disaster Relief Fund, please visit  tofga.org/donate

    Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association is an 501(c)3 educational non-profit organization supporting the people who produce and provide organic and sustainable food in Texas through education, production and marketing support.

    For more information, please visit tofga.org.

    Contact:  Sue Beckwith, president@tofga.org,  512-496-1244
  • 09/16/2011 11:51 AM | Susie Marshall TOFGA Grant Manager (Administrator)
    TOFGA has signed on to a letter to Ag. Secretary Vilsack telling him to regulate genetically engineered crops.  The USDA is poised to issue new GE crop regulations. Congress and the biotech industry are pressuring the USDA to weaken its GE regulations, which would make it even easier for GE crops to be approved. Thank you to the Organic Consumer's Organization for taking the lead on this.
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