Glassers organic farm in South Dakota organizes its glassers farms in organic farming.
Glassers organizers and growers say they’ve been working to raise organic standards for glassers for several years.
But organizers say they are struggling with the organic certification process.
Organizers say the certification process is complex and time consuming.
Organizers are worried the certification will lead to the destruction of the farm.
“I’m concerned that we’ll see farmers turn to non-organic or worse, to synthetic products that are harmful,” said John Sturgis, Glassers president and CEO.
Glasser organizers are asking the USDA to give them more time to work with their farmers and growers to improve the certification and organic standards.
Sturgis says they are also concerned that they could face legal action by the USDA.