> Compulsory certification is a rip off.
> One year $50 the next $250 the next who knows they just gave them
> self a raise now they get 2/3 of their pay just for driving over to the farm
>. I got inspected 2 times
As far as I know I pay about $ 300 a year for certification.
I get a few checks and a lot of thrust (positive) from them in
> last year in the same week once by a Ca state inspector (who has a job also of
> checking for bad and rare diseases and pest which they can carry here and
> once by my certifier who may be carrying diseases and pest from the last
>farm they checked
On my "farm' I have a sign saying : No walking between the plants!
and I make sure that any customer or inspector keeps to it.
When asked if they can go between the plants I will say no if they
> Just say no to the compulsory certification rip off.
I think IF you want to use the word ORGANIC there has to be
inspection so any customer knows that it is checked and certified.
> . Growing organic has been free for 60000 years only this
> generation of vipers wants to charge a grower because he is organic and force
> you to pay to prove it every year Year after year.
I do agree that not the organic farm should pay but the ones that
pollute, that's why I argued for (government)subsidies.
Frits v/d Laan
Gouda - Netherlands
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