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Saturday, November 24, 2007

Oregon Brewery Introduces Organic, Salmon-Safe Ale

Sustainable Food News

Oregon's Deschutes Brewery Friday debuted its newest beer, Green Lakes Organic Ale, the first to be brewed with Salmon-Safe certified hops. The Bend, Ore.-based brewery got started on the idea four years ago when Deschutes brewmaster Larry Sidor began looking for organic barley to meet the company's criteria. To qualify for certification from the nonprofit Salmon-Safe, hops growers meet rigorous conservation requirements...

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Sunday, December 24, 2006

Seattle tries a new hook to save salmon: A product label assures customers that farms and vineyards don't damage fish habitats

Los Angeles Times, December 2006
This is a city that takes its salmon very seriously - as a delicacy, and as a regional icon. Now a new citywide ad campaign is asking grocery shoppers to step up and do their part to save the salmon. The bus ads remind shoppers to look for the "Salmon-Safe" label, which blesses fresh locally produced eggs, milk, wine and produce. This label assures the customer that the agricultural practices of the farm or vineyard in question do not harm salmon habitat. It's a message that seems tailor-made for this city, where organic coffee shops, farmers markets and agricultural cooperatives flourish...

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Monday, April 24, 2006

Wilcox hatches a greener future

Tacoma News Tribune, April 2006


Friday, March 24, 2006

Wilcox earns 'Salmon-Safe' label

Capital Press, March 2006


Thursday, March 23, 2006

Wilcox farm earns 'Salmon-Safe' label: egg producer earns distinction by combining agriculture, conservation

The Olympian, March 2006


Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Farmers recognized for salmon efforts: 'Salmon-safe' program aims for peaceful coexistence

The Olympian, September 2005


Thursday, July 21, 2005

Farming with Wild Salmon In Mind

In Good Tilth, July 2005


Friday, January 21, 2005

Four Washington farms earn Salmon-Safe certification

Capital Press, January 2005


Sunday, November 21, 2004

Four farms earn fish-friendly label

Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, November 2004
A new program that labels some farms as safe for salmon is changing how four western Washington farmers manage their land, and could influence how others do, too. In the same way buildings are ranked for their green features and wood is specially marked if it is harvested sustainably, a new eco-label can now be applied to farms, according to an independent third-party's evaluation criteria. Four farms in Snoqualmie were recently tagged "Salmon Safe" as part of a pilot program funded by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the King Conservation District...


Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Fish-friendly agriculture: Applegate watershed program encourages farmers to use practices that cut down on erosion, pollution

Medford Mail Tribune, April 2004

"Sound agricultural practices can be a real benefit to the environment, to local ecosystems as well as communities and farmers," said Tim Franklin, manager of the Yale Creek Ranch in the Little Applegate River watershed. The farmer organized the Salmon-Safe Applegate program for the Applegate Watershed Council. The program promotes fish-friendly farming: sound agricultural practices to reduce erosion and pollution into streams...