Have you Ever Thought About Participating in an Eco-Labeling Program to Add Value to Your Farm Products?
This information was specifically produced for Michigan Farmers, but may be relevant to many others.
Lia Spaniolo, a graduate student at Michigan State University, has recently put together a brochure, “Eco-Label Programs for Michigan
Farmers,” to assist farmers in determining which, if any, are
appropriate and beneficial for their operations. It describes some
more established labels, as well as some that are in development. It
also has a checklist that summarizes the broad criteria embodied in
Most of the 13 eco-labels summarized in this brochure are also
available to farmers in other US states. These include: American
Grassfed, American Humane Certified, Animal Welfare Approved,
Certified Humane Raised & Handled, Certified Naturally Grown, Demeter
Biodynamic, Domestic Fair Trade, Family Farmed, Food Alliance,
Predator Friendly, Protected Harvest, Select Michigan, USDA Organic.
Here is a link to the brochure in pdf format: