URGENT: Organic Farm Under Threat By County Government – How YOU Can Help!

By Erin Elizabeth

A certified organic farm in Central Oregon is currently under threat from the county government. You see, they want to spray Azure Farm with herbicides like Roundup (which contain the active ingredient glyphosate). This simply cannot stand.

To help the farm, contact Sherman County court via email:[email protected]

You can also call Lauren at 541-565-3416 and express your concern about the county thinking they have the right to spray an ORGANIC and PRIVATE farm, with cancer causing ingredients.

See azurestandard.com/healthy-living/info/azure-farm-moro/ for more info. And please, make sure to watch the video below and share this story!!

PS HERE IS THEIR UPDATE as they were forced to defend themselves. Yet again.

This article (URGENT: Organic Farm Under Threat By County Government – How YOU Can Help!) was originally published on Health Nut News and syndicated by The Event Chronicle

More from Daisy Luther…

We’re All Tenant Farmers: Oregon Plans to Douse Azure Standard Organic Farm in Pesticide

If you buy organic products, chances are you have heard of Azure Standard, which is sort of like a mobile co-op that delivers well-priced organic food and products in bulk to drop-off points around the country.

Now that idyllic 2000-acre organic farm, which has produced reasonably priced organic wheat, field peas, barley, Einkorn, and beef for thousands of people across the country, is about to be sprayed against their will with Roundup and other harmful pesticides, due to a ruling from their local municipality about invasive plants.

Oregon state law requires farms to control noxious weeds. In this case, the weed in question is the Canadian Thistle. Sherman County appears to be concerned that Azure has not taken enough steps to eradicate the weed and decided they’ll do it themselves, to the detriment of Azure’s long-standing, 18-year organic certification and their livelihood as organic farmers.

Just in case you were under the misconception that we actually own our land and can decide what happens to it in this country, it appears that we’re tenant farmers with no options if the local government decides to wipe us out:

“Sherman County may be issuing a Court Order on May 22, 2017, to quarantine Azure Farms and possibly to spray the whole farm with poisonous herbicides, contaminating them with Milestone, Escort and Roundup herbicides.

This will destroy all the efforts Azure Farms has made for years to produce the very cleanest and healthiest food humanly possible. About 2,000 organic acres would be impacted; that is about 1.5 times the size of the city center of Philadelphia that is about to be sprayed with noxious, toxic, polluting herbicides.

The county would then put a lien on the farm to pay for the expense of the labor and chemicals used.” (source)

So not only will they poison the crops and kill off Azure’s livelihood, they’ll charge them for it. That’s a brazen insult on top of the injury.

Here’s how you can help Azure Standard.

There is just under a week before this would occur. Here’s what WE can all do.

If you are concerned about where your food comes from, enjoy Organic and non-GMO food grown in the United States, and support organic farmers, contact Sherman County Court before May 22, 2017 (and preferably before May 17 when the next court discussion will be held).

Contact info:

  1. Via email at [email protected] or…
  2. Call Lauren at 541-565-3416.

Raise your voice and speak up for you and your families and communities.

This proposed action is completely unreasonable and would destroy an organic farm and pollute a massive area. If enough voices that benefit from organic produce speak up, the county will understand that there are people that care about their food NOT containing toxic chemicals. And if the supporters of healthy food can have a louder voice than the supporters of toxic chemicals, every politician will listen. PLEASE take action today and share this message. Overwhelm the Sherman County representatives with your voice. (source)

I’ve already sent my email and will be making a call later today. Get on board and do the same. And share this article with everyone you know so that we can make our voices heard.

Update: Here are the email addresses of the entire county commission. Please be civil when you contact them, as swearing, threatening, and being rude means your message is lost to the delete bin.

County Commissioners Tom McCoy & Joe Dabulskis along with Administrative Assistant

Sign the petition.

There is a petition you can sign that will be sent to the people in charge of this act of sabotage. Go here – it only takes a moment to sign it.

Sign the Petition to Save Azure Standard Farm

It’s bad enough that everything in the grocery store is already tainted. Actions like this take away our choice to avoid toxic pesticides and poisons in our food. We should have the right to buy organic, but if local governments take away the right to grow organic, we’ll have nothing left to eat than the standard fare.

If we stand by and do nothing but shake our heads sadly, we’ll soon be stuck without dietary options.

This article (County Govt. to Spray Azure Standard Organic Farm with Pesticide) was originally published on The Organic Prepper and syndicated by The Event Chronicle

1 Comment

  1. George Lopez on

    Just wanted to ask if you have any plants that grow wild on your 2,000 acres of land. The state is very protective of plants that grow wild on land and are protected. If such wild plants grow wild on your land, the state will come in and protect that plant and that could prevent the county from spraying, which would destroy these wild plants. For example: Several years ago, this woman own some property near the San Marcos River, in San Marcos, Texas, being a place where people could enjoy tubing down river and swimming. She had these wooden planks that regulated the depth of the water flow. She was going to have the planks removed, which would thin down the flow of the river and it would no longer be an amusement for visitors and people in the area. Texas Wildlife stopped her from carrying out her intentions, when they discovered there was wild rice growing in the river and by removing the planks, the depth of water would drop and it would kill the rice plant. They threatened her with hefty fines, so it stopped her from carrying it out.