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Old 08-22-2016, 06:52 PM   #1
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A young Portland producer's love affair with farming and her organically
raised belted Galloways
Anyone care to explain the difference between a cow and an organically
raised cow ? Presumably they mean not in a feed lot and no poisons on
pasture , which sounds pretty normal around here .




Interesting that Belted Galloways can withstand colder conditions because I think
the world is about to become quite cold for a few decades.



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Thanks Andrea . That photo is quite interesting to me .
I had no idea feedlots were so large + so packed.

Even so the word ''Organic'' as used by that lady still mystifies me because
I assume she was relating it to normal Australian production which is
mostly open fields .

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In the United States, organic production is managed in accordance with the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 (OFPA) and regulations in Title 7, Part 205 of the Code of Federal Regulations to respond to site-specific conditions by integrating cultural, biological, and mechanical practices that foster cycling of resources, promote ecological balance, and conserve biodiversity.[20] If livestock are involved, the livestock must be reared with regular access to pasture and without the routine use of antibiotics or growth hormones.[21]

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In the United States, the National Organic Program (NOP) is the federal regulatory framework governing organic food. It is also the name of the program of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) responsible for administering and enforcing the regulatory framework. The Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 required that the USDA develop national standards for organic products, and the final rule establishing the NOP was first published in the Federal Register in 2000[1] and is codified in the Code of Federal Regulations at 7 C.F.R. 205. The core mission of the NOP is to protect the integrity of the USDA organic seal.[2]

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