Dakota Beef CEO Scott Lively Invited to Testify Before House Subcommittee

WASHINGTON - Dakota Beef 100% Organic, the nation's leading certified organic beef company, announces its CEO, Scott Lively, has been invited to provide testimony before the House Subcommittee on Horticulture and Organic Agriculture on Wednesday, April 18.
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The Subcommittee will hear testimony from organic industry leaders, producers and processors in what's likely to be the first of several hearings as they prepare the upcoming 2007 Farm Bill. Mr. Lively, a leading expert in the organic beef industry, has been invited before the Subcommittee specifically to discuss the economic development impacts of organic production and processing in the U.S.

While the organic industry has historically enjoyed the ongoing support of Congress, this marks the first time the House Subcommittee has sought testimony from such a wide spectrum of organic industry leaders. "As the organic industry experiences continued growth and our products are accessible to an increasing number of consumers, the continued support of Congress is crucial in ensuring consistent growth and organic standards adherence," said Mr. Lively. "Consumer confidence in certified organic products is a direct result of organic product integrity which, in turn, is dependent upon National Organic Program oversight and enforcement," he added.

The organic industry as a whole has enjoyed strong growth over the last ten years and is projected to grow for the entire five-year life of the next Farm Bill. The testimony of Mr. Lively and other leading organic industry experts is expected to help shape future funding and oversight.

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