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2020 Board Candidate: Corey Rumann (Incumbent)

I have served on the Board of Directors for two years and learned a great deal but I feel like I’m just getting started. I still have a lot to contribute to the Open Harvest community and I am committed to being part of positive change. Relationships are an important part of my community involvement and I try to be involved in as many community and volunteer activities as possible primarily through my kids’ elementary school and various advocacy groups. I was one of three parents at Saratoga Elementary who started Community Cafés at the ... See more

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Check out these new Co+op Deals, good now through November 3:

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Double deals day is TOMORROW: 2x the Co-op Deals, 2x the Fresh Deals, and 2x the Owner Deals — plan your grocery list accordingly 🙌🏼

2 days ago

We are excited to be included in the conversation on local food systems in Nebraska - presented by NIFA Housing - Register TODAY!

Tune in on Wednesday @ 10 am to learn about farms that produce locally sourced food and their efforts to promote healthy organic food in Nebraska!

Open Harvest Co-op Grocery, Lone Tree Foods, Robinette Farms

Register: http://ow.ly/E5zL50BTJRE

5 days ago

Co-ops stand for investing in the community, sourcing fair-trade products, dismantling systemic racism, supporting local farmers, health food for everyone, environmental conservation, and integrity and transparency in food.

Thank you for supporting cooperative businesses this month, and every month! When you shop our co-op deals through October 20th, you save on lots of great products created by co-ops!

#CoopMonth #Coops4Diversity #Coops4Equity #Coops4Inclusion

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Keep Organic True to Its Roots, Support the National Organic Standards Board

The Senate version of the 2018 Farm Bill contains historic advances for organic farmers and food, including unprecedented levels of funding for programs that will help to grow organic agriculture in the United States. At the same time, we’re keeping an eye on a part of the bill that could potentially weaken the role of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB), which is a public advisory board that plays an important part in the uniquely democratic and transparent process that ensures a meaningful USDA Certified Organic label.

The NOSB is responsible for reviewing the list of substances and methods that are prohibited in organic, and USDA is legally required to give its recommendations considerable weight. What makes this arrangement unique is that the board is made up of volunteer citizens from the organic community – farmers, eaters, scientists, food makers and environmentalists all coming together to determine how organic standards can be strengthened and improved over time. Anyone who wants to follow organic closely (like many farmers and food co-ops do) can attend a public NOSB meeting or contact the board to share their perspective.

For decades, NOSB volunteers have helped to ensure that the USDA Certified Organic seal represents public input, in recognition that the label is only as strong as public trust in what it represents. It is not necessary to make changes to the NOSB in the Farm Bill, and reforms could result in weakening the NOSB’s important role, an action that could erode trust in the USDA organic seal.

Please join us in asking Congress to avoid making changes to the NOSB that would weaken its authority. Help us keep organic true to its roots! Call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard, (202) 224-3121 and your call will be directed to your elected officials.