Check-off Program Process

Check-off Program Process

The Process Going Forward

  1. The Work Group develops the Draft Industry Order.
  2. The Draft Industry Order is presented to the USDA AMS for review and comment.
  3. The Draft Industry Order is posted on the USDS AMS website for public viewing.
  4. AMS returns the Draft Industry Order to the Work Group for review and modification as needed.
  5. The Work Group submits the Formal Industry Order to AMS.
  6. AMS presents the Formal Industry Order for public review and comment.
  7. At the end of the comment period, AMS reviews all comments and judges industry support.
  8. With positive industry support, AMS presents the Industry Order for referendum.
  9. For passage, the referendum must be approved by a majority of voting companies AND a majority of production of voting companies.