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Ten years after a majority vote to terminate the pork checkoff, U.S. hog producers STILL have a checkoff. Continue reading
Paul’s statement in paragraph 2 that “the Board runs the whole program is incorrect. If a Christmas tree check-off becomes a reality, every aspect of the program will require approval from the Secretary of Agriculture. The Board can recommend, … Continue reading
As I discuss the possibility of a checkoff for live, farm-raised Christmas trees with fellow growers, it seems that at the core of each discussion is “Why would you want the government involved in your business”? This is a … Continue reading
I have included Pam Helmsing and Dan Hanauer, Jr.’s articles in an effort to provide some balance to the check-off discussion. Dan had submitted his article for the Journal and it was rejected for publication. Pam’s article follows Dan’s because … Continue reading
American Christmas Tree Journal July 2010 Checkoff Location: Pages 14-17 Number of Words: 2,707 Related Materials: 1 chart; sidebar CHECKOFF DISCUSSION CONTINUES By Pam Helmsing I’m told that when the Christmas Tree industry discussed a checkoff program … Continue reading
This blog was started in an attempt to ask some questions of those supporting the proposed Christmas tree check-off. I am troubled by the fact that many supporters have not researched agricultural check-off programs, in fact, most of them have not checked out … Continue reading