Archive for the Organic Check-off Category

Organic Seed Needs Your Support!

Organic Seed Needs Your Support!

Greetings! Thank you for your support of OSGATA. We have worked to support organic seed and soil-based farming over the course of 2017 and we need your help to continue to support the seed sector of the organic community in 2018. Become a member, renew your membership, or make a […]

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Why We Oppose an Organic Check-off

Why We Oppose an Organic Check-off

  Why We Oppose an Organic Check-off 1. This will be just another Tax on farmers either directly or indirectly when processors pass the cost down. 2. Want to promote the benefits of Organic? You can’t in a check-off. Even something as simple and accurate as “Organic is the Gold […]

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Family Farmers Oppose Organic Check-off

Family Farmers Oppose Organic Check-off

OSGATA president Jim Gerritsen addresses why organic family farmers oppose the Organic Trade Association’s Organic Check-off proposal in a interview with Bob Meyers of Brownfield Ag News for America. In a recent referendum, the OSGATA membership unanimously voted to oppose the check-off. Gerritsen says OSGATA members participating in other check-offs do not have confidence that […]

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OSGATA Membership Votes To Oppose Industry’s Organic Check-off

OSGATA Membership Votes To Oppose Industry's Organic Check-off

A recent referendum by the OSGATA membership resulted in unanimous opposition to the “Organic Check-off” proposed by the Organic Trade Association (OTA). Significantly, not a single vote was cast in favor of the Organic Check-off. Last week, the OTA formally petitioned the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to initiate a vote and requisite […]

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