Organic Valley has hired Kristine Fedewa to compile a directory of
inputs and resources for organic dairy farmers. This coop is attempting
to start a milk pool from Michigan, but as we all know, affordable
organic, less traveled grain access is a challenge.  For those who are
seeking an expanded or additional organic crop, this may be your
opportunity. If you produce grain or forage or know of a farmer who
produces for sale please contact Kristine Fedewa at 
[log in to unmask]  and let her know what you have to offer, your
local and contact info. Some folks are not happy about the price that
Organic Valley is paying and feel it should be higher. I have been in
contact with the Organic Valley folks setting up this expansion in
Michigan and trying to get some specifics of how they can REALLY help
the situation. I will keep all informed as I get the info.


Please forward this info to any farmers who may benefit. The Organic
Valley farmer hot-line is 888-809-9297 where you can leave your
questions and number and they will return your call.


Thank you



Vicki Morrone

Organic Vegetable and Crop Outreach Specialist

Michigan State University

C.S. Mott Sustainable Food Systems

303 Natural Resources Bldg.

East Lansing, MI 48824


517-282-3557 (cell)

517-353-3834 (fax)



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