On 12/30/11 OSGATA launched a “Farmer Travel Fund” in an effort to send family farmers to represent their interests at a court hearing in New York on January 31, 2012. This fund was established after the announcement that Judge Naomi Buckwald would hear oral arguments to determine if the lawsuit filed by organic farmers against Monsanto will go to court. We’re happy to announce that we have successfully funded 4 Farmer trips to NYC. The 4 farmers represent Wood Prairie Farm in Maine, Wild Garden Seed in Oregon, Stephens Farms in Kansas and Fedco Seeds from Vermont. Thank you to all the generous donors and for your commitment to organic seed! OSGATA will continue to collect donations to the Farmer Travel Fund for future travel expenses for related events.