My agenda hold down the cost to the grower. No one else seems to care what it
will cost a small grower making a little over $5000 . these are force cost
volunteer cost I am talking force by law that we can not be organic unless we
pay pay pay
I would like to see more folks talk about the fees. the cost and the hidden
cost of this so called organic law. wHO IS PROTECTING THE GROWER FROM ORGANIC
also the president. of the US said the" era of Big Government is over" well
it over don't add to it.
The USDA says they want to help small farmers well start by getting all these
hands out of our pockets.
they have a paper reduction act well act.
I would like to boycott paying to be organic . If we boycott paying the
feeders and parasites they may go and find someone else to feed on.
Boycott unfunded governmental programs that take out of pocket money away from
organic growers because they chose to grow and sell organic.
If this is a standard what is the standard total cost. We need to know the
total cost to be able to talk fees.
So far from what I can tell about this new law will force me to pay UNKNOWN
FORCED COST to the state, a certifier,an inspector,a residue tester over and
over again. anyone else see any hidden cost I have not pick up on. If we
a farm plan we have to know the cost if fees to grow and sell organic so we
plan. what is the standard total cost to the grower of this law?
:. I will have to pay the state of Ca. to register and give them a per
my income depending on how much I make and and be inspected by them and they
check my books all at my cost.
I will have to pay a Certifier what every they ask for the same thing I am
paying the state for and they make take a percent of income also.
I will have to pay an inspector,his cost for gas,motel,etc and what ever he
in hour fees for what ever hours he says he spends doing the paper work
one is paying me to do.
I feel all the above it seems I will have to pay every year. when the year
changes even if I am doing nothing different I will have to start all over
paying money to everyone of the above for the same thing over and over and
over again. year after year after year. overdoing it I would say but what the
hell the farmer is paying for all this so why cut the cost down. \
If this is a standard what is the standard total cost? I am not talking about
just what the USDA will charge but the total cost of this oppressive law.
every where in the law where it say you must pay for this and that what
lets talk fees. I say not one cent!
these are not the droids your looking for . move along
At 11:21 PM 3/30/98 -0600, Guy Clark wrote:
> Kelly Wiseman was talking about how companies should want to expound upon
>the wonders of their new and improved products if they are so great. You
>would think so, but they would rather quietly slip us all a mickey before
>the research gets done, or the news gets out, that their latest magic
>bullet is just that, a bullet, that destroys what it hits. They have begun
>their slick disgusting advertising for OLEAN with a homey farmer woman
>expounding upon the wonder of this new low-fat oil that can be made from
>crops grown in America, since we all know that's better right? Not word
>one about the wonders of genetic tinkering and how it will make the potato
>chip a better food for us.
> Corporations are fictitious "people" who lack any ties to local
>communities and only have one real motivating desire PROFIT, like a
>Pharengee from Star Trek. While it is PC now to talk about the kinder,
>gentler, more responsible corporation, the truth is that their greed has no
>limits and they will sacrifice everything and everybody if it will give
>them a higher margin in the coming quarter. We should have known that,
>sooner or later, the apologists would begin to join the conversation. I am
>glad if they do, but we should all be honest and clear about who we are and
>what we represent. I am a small grower who sells at farmers' markets, to
>restaurants, is starting a community supported agriculture, who coordinates
>14 community gardens, and is involved in a ton of other aspects of the
>local food system. The abomination puked up by USDA could pass as is and
>it would only affect me by eliminating my purchase of anything bearing the
>USDA "organic" symbol, total boycott. My customers are banking on my
>honesty and I am banking on my reputation in my community which is anathema
>to the corporate mindset which banks on mobile capital, cheap labor, "free
>trade", control/ownership of media outlets, control/ownership of requisite
>politicians etc ad nauseum. I believe we have to fight this
>bowdlerization/bastardization of our term and industry by the government
>bureaucracy and their owners the megacorps(e) every step of the way. Throw
>USDA out of the ring, they have proven their unworthiness, they cannot pull
>the sword from the stone, we will not come over to the dark side, we will
>not board their titanic betrayal. We will fight every single step of the
>way. Comment, legislative investigation, litigation, industry standard,
>(un)civil disobedience, etc.
> I have been worried that we were losing energy this list seems to have
>slowed down considerably. I hope it is because we are all planting for the
>season, or out harvesting criticisms for the proposal.
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