Western Organic Dairy Producers Alliance
WODPA has not endorsed OTA’s Check-Off Proposal. We have however, attempted to influence the content of the proposal. Our assessment is that the proposal contains serious flaws. Accordingly, WODPA has submitted an alternate partial Check-Off Proposal with the following goals in mind:
1. Voting rights for all certified producers and handlers regardless of size in the initial referendum.
2. The Order must be approved by not less than two-thirds of the producers voting in such referendum and not less than two-thirds of the handlers and importers voting in such referendum.
3. A single eligible voter may cast one vote in the referendum regardless of the number of organic certificates held.
4. True equal producer representation on the Board should a two-thirds majority of producers and handlers approve creation of an Organic Check-Off Program.
See the following links for our letter to Administrator Alonzo and our partial proposal which addresses the above and more.