Food & Power Newsletter: Is an Organic Checkoff Supported By Farmers?

Posted Chris Wager Checkoff Programs, Leah Douglas, Newsletter, Organics

There’s a battle happening in organic farming, and it’s not about labeling or the setting of standards. In May, the Organic Trade Association submitted a revised proposal to the U.S. Department of Agriculture to impose a special tax on organic farming. Called a “checkoff,” this tax would apply to all organic farmers, handlers of organic […]

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Food & Power Newsletter: The Fight for Family Farming in North Dakota

Posted Chris Wager Dairy, Leah Douglas, Newsletter, Pork

On June 14, while electing their state representatives, the citizens of North Dakota will also decide whether to open their state to corporate agriculture or to uphold historical protections of family farming. The referendum is the result of widespread anger at a bill passed last March by the state legislature. Senate Bill 2351 overturned parts […]

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