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USDA/AMS RIN: 0581-AD55 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: ●Organic Check off Program 

The purpose of the new program would be to maintain and expand markets for organic products by funding promotion, research, and information programs to increase demand and create markets for organic products.

Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 7 CFR 205   
Legal Authority: 7 U.S.C. 6501 to 6522    7 U.S.C. 7401   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/00/2016 
Final Action  10/00/2017 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Charles W. Parrott
Associate Deputy Administrator
Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Marketing Service
Room 2095-South, Specialty Crop, 1400 Independence Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20250
Phone:202 720-6393
Fax:202 720-0016