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  • Letter to USDA about grass fed claim

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    August 8, 2006 Martin E.O.Conner Chief,Standardization Branch, Livestockand Seed Program, AMS,USDA Room 2607-S 1400 Independence Avenue,SW Washington, DC 20250-0254 RE:Docket No. LS-05-09 The American Grassfed Association (AGA) would like to commend the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service for publishing a proposed voluntary claim and standards for grassfed (forage) marketing.  The...

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  • Eric Schlosser and Fast Food Nation

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    Eric Schlosser was our keynote speaker at the American Grassfed Association conference in Colorado Springs last month. He was a delight to get to know and held our group of 250 grass fed producers in rapt attention. It was thrilling to us as producers to hear him speak to...

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  • USDA Grass Fed Claim by Marian Burros

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    By MARIAN BURROS Published: July 26, 2006 THE Agriculture Department has proposed allowing animals to be labeled grass-fed even if they never saw a pasture and were fed antibiotics and hormones. When Martin E.O.Connor, chief of the standardization branch of the department’s livestock and feed program, explained the proposed...

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  • Chef Jesse Cool at American Grass Fed Conference

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    There is a new food consciousness in America that can be witnessed at the grass roots level of sustainable food producers (grass fed beef included here),a more savvy, enlightened consumer, food industry professionals (chefs) and yes, even corporations.As sustainability issues and products have become more mainstream we see family...

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  • Eric Schlosser to Address American Grass Fed

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    American Grassfed Association FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE www.americangrassfed.org 1648 Gaylord Street Denver, Colorado 80206 Phone:877-774-7277 Email:aga@americangrassfed.org PRESS RELEASE ERIC SCHLOSSER KEYNOTE SPEAKER GRAZING AMERICA 2006 The Education and Celebration of Real Farm Food Eric Schlosser, award-winning journalist, and author of national bestsellers Fast Food Nation, Chew on This and Reefer...

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  • Grass Fed Beef and Healing – Andrew Weil

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    Many referrals come to American Grass Fed Beef through health care providers; these include physicians of internal medicine, wellness/preventative medicine, cardiologists,oncologists, nurses, naturopathic physicians, etc.The choice to eat red meat for many is a conscious, researched and even sociological decision that is a part of many consumers’ efforts to...

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  • What is a Family Farm?

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    Every week it seems there is an item in the news addressing the difficulties facing the family farm.But what is a family farm and how are they different from industrial farms? Very simply, a family farm is a community where most of the work is done by a family...

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  • American Grass Fed Standard

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    American Grassfed Association 100% Grassfed Ruminant Program ~Measuring, Standards & Requirements 1. SCOPE These requirements apply to all farms and ranches approved by the American Grassfed Association (AGA) for the production of Certified Grassfed Ruminant animals and products destined for certification by the AGA. Only farms and ranches using...

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  • Local Meeting for Grass Fed Beef Producers

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    I am often asked to speak to various groups of cattlemen concerning grass fed beef production and marketing.The following represents one of these meetings: Though my education and experience are in the field of livestock production my only credentials in coming to you tonight is Our Story.  The story...

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  • Rotational Grazing

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    I have always explained what we do is to raise grass.We then use cattle to harvest that crop.The key to using forages optimally is to rotationally graze these forages.Under rotational grazing the livestock is allowed to graze only one portion of the pasture at a time,allowing the rest of...

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