Cissy Bowman

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Cissy Bowman
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Indiana Certified Organic

Cissy Bowman is an organic grower and a certifier for Indiana Certified Organic.

Author's Articles

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Farm Aid's 25th anniversary concert was held on Oct. 2 in Milwaukee, Wis. It was a celebration of music and of the devotion of the organization to family farmers.

151 November - December 2010 December 8, 2010

Recent Farm Bills have established programs that provide financial assistance for organic folks, and there also are helpful services that are partly funded by United States Department of Agricultur

147 March - April - 2010 March 22, 2010

Organic has received a lot of bad press lately, from the Senate investigation on liquid nitrogen fertilizers to a Washington Post article questioning the “purity” of the organic label, published on

144 September - October - 2009 September 22, 2009

Eric Kindberg, 66, a longtime advocate of cooperative development, organic farming, and integrity in organic regulations, died Dec. 11, 2008.

141 March - April - 2009 March 1, 2009

The “Harvey lawsuit” is first legal test of the National Organic Program (NOP). This article is intended as an editorial.

118 May - June - 2005 January 21, 2009

The world continues to watch developments in the Arthur Harvey lawsuit, while the organic community, plaintiff Arthur Harvey, and the USDA work to find common ground on solutions.

119 July - August - 2005 January 21, 2009

In May 2003, the National Organic Program announced a broadening of the scope of organic certification.

120 September - October - 2005 January 21, 2009

On Sept. 17, with Farm Aid 2005 ready to go the next day, the Chicago Tribune ran a story claiming that Farm Aid does not apply significant funds to really help family farmers.

121 November - December - 2005 January 21, 2009

Democracy and the high price of organic food

121 November - December - 2005 January 21, 2009

Are there organic mushrooms?

124 May - June - 2006 January 20, 2009

In 1996 I attended the Organic Crop Improvement Association international annual general membership meeting in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. It was a meeting I will never forget.

126 September - October - 2006 January 20, 2009

The big news this fall is spinach, salad mixes and E. coli. Retailers of organic products will need to be able to address this issue.

127 November - December - 2006 January 20, 2009

Back in 2004, USDA began to implement the National Animal Identification System (NAIS).

128 January - February - 2007 January 20, 2009

When I first heard that Farm Aid was going to New York I was less than thrilled. The “Big Apple” seemed to be an unlikely setting for a family-farmer-awareness event.

133 November - December - 2007 January 19, 2009

April 16
The letter below was sent in response to Cissy Bowman’s article in Cooperative Grocer #135, March-April 2008.

137 July - August - 2008 January 19, 2009
138 September - October - 2008 December 27, 2008

The aftermath of the Aurora Organic Dairy investigation has left many supporters of organics feeling confused and betrayed.

135 March - April - 2008 April 22, 2008

People are still reacting to the “directives” from the National Organic Program (including columns in CG for July-August and September-October).

115 November - December - 2004 February 11, 2005

As worldwide availability of organic products hits new heights, there also is a strong consumer trend toward supporting local food systems.

112 May - June - 2004 June 8, 2004

By Cissy Bowman

091 November - December - 2000 January 8, 2004