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David Stelzer (Founder/CEO Azure Standard) interview - Organic Farm under threat

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Today on the Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock Radio Show, David Stelzer (Founder and CEO of Azure Farm/Azure Standard) talks about his Organic Farm under threat of being sprayed by toxic herbicides


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May 16th, 2017

Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock

on LRN.FM / Monday - Friday

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David Stelzer

Founder and CEO of Azure Farms/Azure Standard


David Stelzer is an organic food and healthy soil pioneer. His family have farmed in the Pacific northwest for over 100 years, and he is the founder and CEO of Azure Farm and Azure Standard, a leading producer and nationwide distributor of natural, organic, and non-GMO food.

David first started farming organically as a teenager in the 1970s, and his passion for providing nourishing, healthful foods grown in healthy soil without the use of harmful chemicals has continued to grow since then. He first started selling grain grown on the family farm at the age of 21 from the back of his old pickup truck across the Pacific northwest. In 1987, this successful adventure grew into Azure.

David and Azure Standard went on to create a unique delivery method of community Drops that evolved organically into an independent organic food distribution network which now covers 38 states – including Hawaii and Alaska – with over 4,000 community Drops in local communities. Azure has now delivered organic produce and food to well over 3 million people in families across the USA.

He continues to pioneer new methods of growing food and food production, including Azure Mill's Unifine grain milling capabilities.

David continues his focus on helping people find health and wellness by growing nutrient-rich foods in healthy soil on the thriving Azure Farm, which has never used harmful chemicals in its entire history.

David passionately believes in supporting small and family-owned farms, suppliers, and businesses. He always advocates for healthy and abundant living while aspiring to remain on the forward edge in providing truly healthful food to a world hungry for quality ingredients grown using fair and sustainable farming methods.

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An Organic Farm Under Threat!  Keep Azure Farm Organic.

ACT NOW: stop local county authorities from spraying our Certified Organic farm
with Roundup and other toxic herbicides.

An Organic Farm Under Threat from Azure Standard on Vimeo.

Important Update from David Stelzer, May 12, 2017.

Take action: email or call Sherman County Court today
and stop them from spraying our 2,000-acre Organic farm
with herbicides! More details in this video and below…

An Organic Farm Under Threat

Azure Farms is a working, Certified Organic farm located in Moro, Central Oregon, in Sherman County. It has been Certified Organic for about 18 years. The farm produces almost all the organic wheat, field peas, barley, Einkorn, and beef for Azure Standard.

Sherman County is changing the interpretation of its statutory code from controlling noxious weeds to eradicating noxious weeds. These weeds include Morning Glory, Canada Thistle, and Whitetop, all of which have been on the farm for many years, but that only toxic chemicals will eradicate.

Organic farming methods – at least as far as we know today – can only control noxious weeds—it is very difficult to eradicate them.

What's Happening?

Sherman County may be issuing a Court Order on May 22, 2017, to quarantine Azure Farms and possibly to spray the whole farm with poisonous herbicides, contaminating them with Milestone, Escort and Roundup herbicides.

This will destroy all the efforts Azure Farms has made for years to produce the very cleanest and healthiest food humanly possible. About 2,000 organic acres would be impacted; that is about 2.8 times the size of the City of London, England, and 1.5 times the size of the city center of Philadelphia that could be sprayed with noxious, toxic, polluting herbicides.

The county would then put a lien on the farm to pay for the expense of the labor and chemicals used.

Take Action Now

If you are concerned about where your food comes from, enjoy Organic and non-GMO food grown in the United States, and support organic farmers, contact Sherman County Court before May 22, 2017 (and preferably before May 17 when the next court discussion will be held).

Contact info:

Via email at or…

Call Lauren at 541-565-3416.

Raise your voice and speak up for you and your families and communities.

This proposed action is completely unreasonable and would destroy an organic farm and pollute a massive area. If enough voices that benefit from organic produce speak up, the county will understand that there are people that care about their food NOT containing toxic chemicals. And if the supporters of healthy food can have a louder voice than the supporters of toxic chemicals, every politician will listen. PLEASE take action today and share this message. Overwhelm the Sherman County representatives with your voice.

Take Action Today

Email or call Sherman County via email at or call Lauren at 541-565-3416.

Thank you for all your support and well wishes so far.

Above all, please take action directly today. If you would like more information on this, feel free to add your name below and we will be in touch.

Thank you.


Nathan Stelzer
Azure Farm Manager

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