Monday, June 16, 2008

Checkoff News

National Sorghum Checkoff Approved
Sorghum producers have approved a National Sorghum Checkoff to raise money for research. More info at the National Sorghum Growers web site and Delta Farm Press.

Michigan Group Discusses Possible Christmas Tree Checkoff
Growers in Michigan held the first of four facilitated meetings to discuss a possible checkoff program for promotion and research in the Christmas Tree industy. The group worked though a number of possiblities open to the industry. Their input will be combined with that from the other three facilitated meetings, as well as calls and e-mails to task force members (or though this web site). The next two facilitated meetings are this week in North Carolina (Tuesday) and Oregon (Thursday). See details below.