NoCheckoffFBThe Organic Trade Association (OTA) is pushing a proposed USDA-sanctioned “check-off,” or tax on organic farmers and processors, to pay for research and promotion activities.

But a growing number of organic farmers and organizations OTA works with are opposing the check-off scheme. Many of these same farmers have a bitter taste in their mouths from similar check-off taxes they experienced in conventional agriculture.

Visit to learn why opposition to this OTA scheme is mounting.

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