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Pork Checkoff

Ten years after a majority vote to terminate the pork checkoff, U.S. hog producers STILL have a checkoff. Continue reading

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Response to Paul’s Article

     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

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More Comments from Paul Schroeder

  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

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RESPONSE TO PAM

     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

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CHECKOFF CHECKUP

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

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marketing disorder

Do you believe in unicorns and mermaids? Continue reading

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more on the check-off

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

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