Our Klamath Basin Water Crisis
Upholding rural Americans' rights to grow food,
own property, and caretake our wildlife and natural resources.
July 9, 2006
During a tour of Duck Lake
Ranch about 20 miles south of Eagleville, Peggy
McKie, program inspector for Nevada's organic
certification program, explained the lengthy process
of obtaining organic status. Duck Lake Ranch is one
of 28 certified organic producers and handlers in
Duck Lake Ranch is an organic alfalfa hay growing operation.
A recent outbreak of
perennial pepperweed threatened the ranch's organic
status as control of the noxious weed is paramount
to saving the fields. McKie worked with the ranch
manager developing a plan to retain its “organic”
certification, yet used pesticides to control the
Correspondent Jean Bilodeaux covers Surprise Valley. She can be reached at (530) 279-2031, or at P.O. Box 5, Cedarville, CA 96104, or by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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