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Organic Trade Association Claims Hard-Won Victory in Check-Off Exemption for Organic

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 16, 2014) -- The Organic Trade Association (OTA) applauded the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) announcement today of a proposed rule to exempt more organic farmers and handlers from paying into conventional commodity check-off programs, saying this is an important step that recognizes the organic industry’s unique needs, and lets the industry decide where its dollars are best spent.

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