Re: One size fits all NOT
Tue, 28 Oct 1997 08:55:20 -0800
.Why not do for the small farmer what they may do for the small certifier.
Let the small farmer after he goes through the transition period get
certified every 5 years that will cut down on the inspection cost leave
inspectors time to check out the big mix operations and it will also make
sure the farmer understands the certifying rules . There is no need to tax
these small growers out of business as we want even more small farm
certified not less. There are more small farms now in Ca. and it is
growing thanks to CSA and farmers markets and of course the organic
movement. I say give the small grower of say $40000 in sells the same
break we are hopefully giving the small certifier. The inspection every 5
yr. plus paper work every year plus he has to follow all other rules should
help more small growers be certified . I think the public will go for
that. I don't mind being certified I just need to keep my cost down and
this would be a big help.
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