Instructions on how to apply for Organic Exemption from Conventional Check-offs for all certified operations

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced at the end of 2015 that they will extend the organic farmer exemption from conventional commodity checkoffs to ALL organic farmers, effective February 29, 2016.  Those farms that are already exempt from paying into their conventional check-offs do not have to re-apply as their exemption will continue. Those that […]

Roger Allison Video

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Roger Allison is a livestock and grain farmer from Howard County, MO. He has 30 years of experience with check-offs and says, “These programs are absolutely unaccountable and work against the interests of independent producers.”  Watch the rest of his discussion.