Keith Ohlinger
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Jun 10, 2015
Keith Ohlinger replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion GMO American Chestnuts - will the King of the Eastern Forests return?
"Brett this is one where we will have to disagree. I fell in love with the Chestnut as a boy. I would play with boxes full of them from the tree outside, I knew them as horse chestnuts. I now raise some of the B3F3 chestnuts from the American…"
Dec 28, 2014
Keith Ohlinger replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion Natural Fences
"Brett I am working on an Osage Orange fence right now. The biggest challenge was how to harvest the seeds. I could find no literature on how to do it large scale. I picked 3/4 of a full size pick-up bed of pods and each pod supposedly has about 200…"
Dec 28, 2014
Keith Ohlinger replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion Creating Silvopastures with Black Locust
"Thanks for this guys!"
Mar 28, 2014
Brett Chedzoy commented on Keith Ohlinger's blog post Food safety modernization act, gap, & silvopasture
"from LA Times...   Food safety rules rile organic farmers FDA's proposed rules would curtail many Organic farming techniques Jim Crawford, left, of New Morning Farm, says new food safety regulations would be an added expense that would…"
Feb 25, 2014
Brett Chedzoy commented on Keith Ohlinger's blog post Food safety modernization act, gap, & silvopasture
"You sound surprised, Keith, that Mr. Taylor isn't more familiar with the farm-side of agriculture.  The FDA, like many other government agencies, is responsible for their own particular mission (food safety, in this case).   20…"
Feb 10, 2014
Keith Ohlinger commented on Keith Ohlinger's blog post Food safety modernization act, gap, & silvopasture
"Hi All: Yesterday Michael Taylor, Deputy Director FDA, FSMA, was at the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Co-op to discuss the Food Safety Modernization Act as part of a panel with Ariane Lotti and Ferd Hoefner from the National Sustainable Agriculture…"
Feb 9, 2014
Keith Ohlinger replied to Art Talmadge's discussion Saw this on Homestead Hogs
"Thanks for this Art, it will be interesting to see their results over time.  I think they will be very pleased."
Feb 9, 2014
Keith Ohlinger commented on Keith Ohlinger's blog post Food safety modernization act, gap, & silvopasture
"Hi All: Sorry for the slow reply Brett.  It does appear that our efforts had some effect.  Apparently the FDA was surprised by the responses that they received so they are going to rewrite the portions on water, manure and compost and…"
Jan 9, 2014
Brett Chedzoy commented on Keith Ohlinger's blog post Food safety modernization act, gap, & silvopasture
"in today's news... "FDA to make food safety rules more farmer-friendly" http://www.capitalpress.com/article/20131220/ARTICLE/131229999 ;"
Dec 23, 2013
Keith Ohlinger commented on Keith Ohlinger's blog post Food safety modernization act, gap, & silvopasture
"Hi Brett:   I agree with all of your points and I have been doing these things.  I am on the Soil Conservation Board for our county and have met with all of our representatives at NRCS to discuss this problem.  I have met with the…"
Oct 24, 2013
Brett Chedzoy commented on Keith Ohlinger's blog post Food safety modernization act, gap, & silvopasture
"Some suggestions: Counter bureaucracy with science.  There are several grant categories at NE SARE (.org) that might be a good fit (depending on partners and the role that you wanted to undertake) to fund research that: a) evaluates the actual…"
Oct 24, 2013
Keith Ohlinger commented on Keith Ohlinger's blog post Food safety modernization act, gap, & silvopasture
"Thanks for your efforts Brett.  Unfortunately these responses are a perfect example of exactly what I am talking about.  Since I have 22.3 acres and a good number of animals, within 30-60 days I cover a good part of my land because of…"
Oct 24, 2013
Brett Chedzoy commented on Keith Ohlinger's blog post Food safety modernization act, gap, & silvopasture
"I posed this question to a couple of agroforestry specialist with Penn State (Eric Burkhart) and the NRCS (Tom Ward).  Their responses: Eric - " Yes, this is an unfortunate conundrum that I think is nevertheless not going away (regardless…"
Oct 23, 2013
Keith Ohlinger liked Jeff Jourdain's discussion Applied Agroforestry Practices
Oct 23, 2013
Keith Ohlinger replied to Jeff Jourdain's discussion Applied Agroforestry Practices
"Hi Jeff: Thanks for the information.  I read the chapter this morning it was really good.  I'll check out the rest later, thanks again."
Oct 23, 2013

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Howard
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I am planting a silvopasture here on our farm. I've installed keylines and rotationalgrzing and am planting trees now.

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Food safety modernization act, gap, & silvopasture

Posted on October 18, 2013 at 9:16am 9 Comments

I would like to start a discussion regarding the proposed FSMA regulation from the FDA. I have been told by the Maryland Department of Agriculture that my tree crops will be considered unfit for human consumption if I graze my animals around my trees. The comment period ends in November, I realize most people are not planting fruit, nut, cane, & vine crops in their silvopasture systems, but if you are or think you may in the future these changes will make it impossible for you to sell them… Continue

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Since I first became obsessed with trees and forests and set out on a path to become a forester ~ 30 years ago, I have dreamed of someday seeing the return of the American Chestnut.  Every rare…Continue

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