No Organic Checkoff Coalition opposes proposed Federal US Organic Checkoff

 Contact: Kate Mendenhall (585-944-2503;

WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 17, 2017) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Tuesday rolled out a proposal for a research and promotion check-off program, which could unfairly promote large organic processors’ needs over those of family farmers.  Organic farmers and processors continue to oppose an organic checkoff program.

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