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Monday, March 14, 2016

Northwest craft brewers lead movement to Salmon-Safe hops

By sourcing Salmon-Safe hops, leading craft brewers are helping to transform agriculture in the Willamette and Yakima valleys, two key wild salmon watersheds that are the source of 90 percent of US hops.

Craft Breweries Leading a Movement

Acclaimed Northwest and national brewers are building the market for hops grown in an ecologically sustainable manner by sourcing Salmon-Safe certified Yakima and Willamette Valley hops.


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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Los Angeles Magazine makes the case for Salmon-Safe beer

Los Angeles Magazine

Why Salmon-Safe beer matters: Los Angeles Magazine features the growing farming movement towards Salmon-Safe hops with craft brewery leaders like New Belgium Brewing


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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Newly expanded Salmon-Safe wine list

Just in time for the holidays we've wrapped up vineyard site assessment season and now we're adding to the  Salmon-Safe wine list. Since 1997, we've joined with our collaborating certification organizations LIVE and Oregon Tilth to certify 350+ Salmon-Safe vineyards.


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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Biodynamic & beyond: announcing our new partnership with Demeter USA

Demeter, the U.S. certifier for Biodynamic® agriculture and products, today joined with Salmon-Safe, one of the nation’s leading regional eco-labels, in a new partnership to enhance water quality protection and wildlife habitat restoration on Biodynamic farms. The collaboration was announced to an audience of Biodynamic growers at the National Heirloom Expo in Santa Rosa, California.


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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Brewing a Watershed Revolution

In celebration of the US Hops Convention in Portland from January 21-24, Salmon-Safe convened a panel of leading regional and national craft brewers to discuss supply chain sustainability and how hop certification is inspiring a new movement towards water quality and watershed restoration in Willamette Valley and Yakima hop growing. This general assembly session of the Hops Convention was Friday, January 24, at the Portland Hilton Executive Tower.


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Monday, July 15, 2013

Joining with Hopworks to roll out Salmon-Safe IPX

We're lined up at the bar in anticipation of the official rollout of Hopworks Urban Brewery Salmon-Safe IPX, featuring certified hops from our two pioneering hops growers, Goschie Farms and Roy Farms, in the Willamette and Yakima respectively. The dedication is at 5pm this Tuesday at Hopworks, 2944 SE Powell Blvd.


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Monday, June 10, 2013

Salmon-Safe farm standards update released

Salmon-Safe today released a mid-stream update to our farm standards that primarily incorporates expanded content related to landscape-level biodiversity conservation and a revised list of "High Hazard" pesticides that are restricted for use on certified farms. The updated document also contains significant content related to harmonizing program requirements with our Salmon-Safe BC affiliate.


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Monday, June 10, 2013

Salmon-Safe farm standards update released

Salmon-Safe today released a mid-stream update to our farm standards that primarily incorporates expanded content related to landscape-level biodiversity conservation and a revised list of "High Risk" pesticides that are restricted for use on certified farms. The updated document also contains significant content related to harmonizing program requirements with our Salmon-Safe BC affiliate.

 


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Friday, April 19, 2013

Costanza Testino takes helm at Salmon-Safe BC

Congratulations to Costanza Testino, Salmon-Safe B.C. program manager with Pacific Salmon Foundation, taking the helm from founding BC director Michelle Tung. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Roy Farms of Yakima is Washington's first Salmon-Safe certified hops grower

Roy Farms, a family-owned diversified farming operation in Moxee, Washington, has become the first Yakima hop grower certified for protection of water quality, water conservation, and other farming practices to protect the local watershed. Roy Farms also was one of the first Yakima Valley farms to seek Salmon-Safe certification through a pilot project utilizing a new quantitative tool to test pest management ecological impacts. The farm achieved Salmon-Safe certification on organic parcels totaling 150-acres.


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