HELP NEEDED: Azure Organic Farm in Oregon about to be forcibly mass poisoned with glyphosate by the county government

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Take action: email or call Sherman County Court today and stop them from spraying our 2,000-acre Organic farm with herbicides… More details in this video and below…

(Natural News) Azure Farms is a working, Certified Organic farm located in Moro, Central Oregon, in Sherman County. It has been Certified Organic for about 18 years. The farm produces almost all the organic wheat, field peas, barley, Einkorn, and beef for Azure Standard.

Sherman County is changing the interpretation of its statutory code from controlling noxious weeds to eradicating noxious weeds. These weeds include Morning Glory, Canada Thistle, and Whitetop, all of which have been on the farm for many years, but that only toxic chemicals will eradicate.

Organic farming methods – at least as far as we know today – can only control noxious weeds—it is very difficult to eradicate them.

What’s Happening?

Sherman County may be issuing a Court Order on May 22, 2017, to quarantine Azure Farms and possibly to spray the whole farm with poisonous herbicides, contaminating them with Milestone, Escort and Roundup herbicides.

This will destroy all the efforts Azure Farms has made for years to produce the very cleanest and healthiest food humanly possible. About 2,000 organic acres would be impacted; that is about 2.8 times the size of the City of London, England, and 1.5 times the size of the city center of Philadelphia that could be sprayed with noxious, toxic, polluting herbicides.

The county would then put a lien on the farm to pay for the expense of the labor and chemicals used.

Take Action Now

If you are concerned about where your food comes from, enjoy Organic and non-GMO food grown in the United States, and support organic farmers, contact Sherman County Court before May 22, 2017 (and preferably before May 17 when the next court discussion will be held).

Contact info:

  1. Via email at lhernandez@co.sherman.or.us or…
  2. Call Lauren at 541-565-3416.

Raise your voice and speak up for you and your families and communities.

This proposed action is completely unreasonable and would destroy an organic farm and pollute a massive area. If enough voices that benefit from organic produce speak up, the county will understand that there are people that care about their food NOT containing toxic chemicals. And if the supporters of healthy food can have a louder voice than the supporters of toxic chemicals, every politician will listen. PLEASE take action today and share this message. Overwhelm the Sherman County representatives with your voice.

Take Action Today

Email or call Sherman County via email at lhernandez@co.sherman.or.us or call Lauren at 541-565-3416.

Thank you for all your support and well wishes so far.

Above all, please take action directly today. If you would like more information on this, feel free to add your name below and we will be in touch.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Nathan Stelzer
Azure Farm Manager

Original alert message posted at this link from AzureStandard.com.

 

 

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2 thoughts on “HELP NEEDED: Azure Organic Farm in Oregon about to be forcibly mass poisoned with glyphosate by the county government

  1. Attn: Sherman County Court

    Organic farming should be a basic human right. We should be able to ensure a food supply that is safe for the public to consume without
    government interference and chemical companies like Bayer/ Monsanto forcing their poisons on organic farms for corporate profit when
    the public doesn’t want or need them.

    The excuse of eradicating noxious weeds with chemicals like Milestone, Escort and Roundup herbicides instead of using time proven natural
    methods of weed control is unacceptable. We the citizen do not accept Sherman County’s interpretation of of its statutory code because
    it takes away the Constitutional right of the people to live freely without unnecessary government intrusion or enforcement of laws that do
    not serve the people, but only benefit large corporations for profit at the expense of public health.

    Please rescind the court order being considered on May 22, 2017 to enforce an unjust county code. I sincerely hope that legislators of Sherman
    County Court do the right thing and not impose this illegal mandate to quarantine Azure Farms and possibly to spray the whole farm with
    poisonous herbicides, contaminating them with Milestone, Escort and Roundup herbicides. This will destroy all the efforts Azure Farms has
    made for years to produce the very cleanest and healthiest food humanly possible. It is also unconscionable that the county would then put
    a lien on the farm to pay for the expense of the labor and chemicals used despite the objections of the landowner and public at large.

    A very concerned US citizen,
    Maddie Walsh

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