Larry Ginter Video

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In this video, former hog farmer Larry Ginter, of Rhodes, Iowa, discusses his experience with the pork check-off :  “The moral of the story is Big Hog took over under the guise of the pork check-off and it just didn’t pan out for me very good … so I’d be leery of any check-off.  It’s […]

Organic farmers neither want nor need an organic checkoff

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Published by Jim Goodman, Organic dairy farmer, Wonewoc, WI on Mar 8, 2015 Original Link: http://nffc.net/index.php/organic-farmers-neither-want-nor-need-an-organic-checkoff/ The “organic industry” represented by the Organic Trade Association (OTA) wants to make some money, supposedly for promoting organic food in the marketplace and for more research related to organic farming. So the go to place is the paycheck […]

Leading Wisconsin Farm Group Rejects Industry-Led “Organic Checkoff”

Leading Wisconsin Farm Group Rejects Industry-Led “Organic Checkoff” Grassroots Farmers Rebuffs “Robin Hood in Reverse” Proposal from Corporate Lobby Group CORNUCOPIA WIS: Wisconsin Farmers Union members overwhelmingly voted no on the proposed organic check-off program at their recent annual convention, held January 30-31 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The scheme, being advocated by the industry’s largest […]

What Happened When Hog Farmers Voted to End the Pork Check-off in 2001?

What Happened When Hog Farmers Voted to End the Pork Check-off in 2001? Campaign for Family Farms Columbia, Missouri USDA Rejects Hog Farmers’ Democratic Vote Cut Back Room Deal with NPPC to Keep Pork Checkoff in Place In a backroom deal announced today, the USDA agreed not to terminate the mandatory pork checkoff. USDA’s agreement, […]