What We Do

The Cornucopia Institute is a non-profit consumer education and watchdog organization. We research brands and investigate the industry to identify and elevate authentic organic foods and farmers, while we scrutinize the USDA National Organic Program’s enforcement and application of the organic law. Our donors provide us with the resources and the moral authority to strengthen the good food movement. Whether you're a consumer, a farmer, or a change maker, your actions propel our work.

Top-Rated Farmers

Hutchinson Organic Ranch

Hutchinson Organic Ranch

The Hutchinson Organic Ranch embodies the best in organic ranching today by adapting their practices to the needs of their land. Dave Hutchinson, with his wife Sue, daughter Sarah Drenth, her husband Jared, and their daughters live and work in an idyllic landscape of the Nebraska Sandhills, marked by abundant wildlife, rolling perennial grassland, and artisanal springs.

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Radiance Dairy

Radiance Dairy

In 1995, Francis Thicke and his wife Susan purchased the land that currently houses Radiance Dairy in Fairfield, Iowa. Previously corn and soybean, the Thickes transformed fields into lush pastures that now provide grazing for 90 Jersey cows.

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Rockside Ranch

Rockside Ranch

Rockside Ranch in northern California is one operation with two objectives. The newest addition to Cornucopia’s Organic Poultry Scorecard, Rockside is in part a ranch, specializing in the sale of organic poultry. But Rockside also helps young men overcome personal crisis, such as addiction and loss of meaning in life.

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Chaseholm Farm

Chaseholm Farm

In 2013, Sarah Chase took over the day-to-day operations of Chaseholm Farm, the third-generation farm she’d worked on since childhood. The true costs of production were not reflected in grocery store prices, and tight margins threatened the operation’s long-term viability.

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Flyover Galleries

Flyover Galleries

The Cornucopia Institute works diligently to expose widespread fraudulent activity from "factory farms." View our flyover galleries that led to one of the largest fraud investigations in the history of the organic industry.

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