|Is an Organic Checkoff Supported By Farmers?|
Food & Power - 6/23/2016. By Chris Wagner - 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. According to the proposal, money collected through the tax would be used for the promotion of organic products. But not all organic farmers are happy with the idea.