Your action is needed NOW as Azure Standard Organic Farm is under threat!
For those who don’t know, Azure Farm is one of our largest organic bulk food suppliers, located in Moro, Sherman County, Oregon. They are one and the same with Azure Standard Organic Co-Op, which is one of the few trusted organic bulk food suppliers in many remote areas.
Azure is a 2000-acre farm that’s been certified organic for 18 years – but yesterday, they were delivered a letter explaining that Sherman County may be issuing a Court Order on May 22, 2017, to quarantine Azure Farms until the whole farm is sprayed with poisonous herbicides!
Sherman County has recently changed their statutory codes from “controlling” noxious weeds to “eradicating” noxious weeds.
This effectively means that ALL organic farming methods will be illegal in Sherman county from now on.
You see, noxious weeds can be controlled through organic farming but it’s not likely to completely eradicate them.
Some of these weeds, such as Morning Glory, Canada Thistle, and Whitetop, have been present in controlled amounts on Azure Farm for many years–but now the county code will force Azure to contaminate their entire property with poisons like Milestone, Escort, and Roundup herbicides.
This will destroy all the hard work Azure has done for almost two decades, to produce the most natural and healthiest food possible.
To add insult to injury, Sherman county will also put a lien on the farm to force Azure to PAY FOR the toxic chemicals used to destroy them!
Watch An Organic Farm Under Threat from Azure Standard on Vimeo.
Please take action NOW to save Azure Farm!
Contact Sherman County Court ASAP–May 17th will be the next court decision made:
- Email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call Lauren at 541-565-3416
Let your voice be heard!
Tell Sherman County authorities that their proposed action would actually destroy the natural environment instead of saving it.
Tell them that destroying an 18-year old organic farm in the name of weed eradication will just make matters worse.
The public’s demand for organic produce and healthy, natural food can easily drown out this absurd campaign against all weeds. If there’s enough public outcry, the politicians will be forced to listen.
Take action immediately by calling and emailing Sherman County representatives, and by SHARING this message–there’s not much time to save Azure Farm!
Response sent to email provided in article/post. Please feel free to copy and send yourself if you would like to contribute, but are not sure what to say. “I am writing to express my displeasure at the proposed actions in regards to “weed eradication” that will negatively effect Azure Organic Farm . Any code that places the importance of weed “eradication” at the expense of clean, non-polluted soil and highly valuable organic food production is foolhardy at best, and willfully negligent at worst. The farm has been there for 18 years. People want the food they produce. There is more… Read more »
Send an email to: email@example.com
This county should be ashamed of themselves! Those weeds are not taking over! We know it’s all about the money. Big payouts or bribes from Monsanto and probably other chemical companies!
Organic farming is the only sustainable way for us and our children’s futures!
yours sounds much better than mine!
I have had good luck with:
It’s made from goat milk, but it knocked a major infestation of Bindweed and Canada Thistle in the dirt.
I don’t think it’s all about money, as stated in a previous response. I am an organic farmer with conventional farms all around. There is a legitimate concern about weeds and disease coming from my farm to theirs and vice versa.