Take Action to Stop Checkoff Program Abuse

Farmers and ranchers are being forced to pay for their own demise and their ultimate extinction.

Every farmer is mandated by government to pay a fee (tax) every time they sell their products. These programs are called “checkoffs” and the funds they create were originally intended to help family farmers market their goods. Almost every agriculture commodity product has a marketing checkoff program and fee.

But today, there is a HUGE problem. Many of these programs have been hijacked by large industrial agriculture interests who use these funds to build their influence to push policy that supports industrial agriculture’s takeover of the food system, and they are used to ensure the market is rigged against the independent family farmer and rancher.

The good news is there is a solution. Legislation has been introduced in both the U.S. House and Senate that would end the abuse of the checkoff programs and help restore opportunity for U.S. family farmers and ranchers. We need your help to ensure these bills become law.

Take Action Now

Follow our links below for simple steps you can take to make a big difference.

Sign our letter to Congressional leaders – for individuals, organizations, and businesses

See our sample phone script for calling your members of Congress

See our sample letter to the editor to submit to your local paper

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