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Committee on AgricultureBiotechnology, Horticulture, and ResearchIntroducedDecember 9th, 2015
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The tax on Christmas trees that funds the USDA's marketing program hurts consumers and disadvantages small “choose-and-cut” tree farms in this niche industry. Small tree farms should be able to opt out of the program.
The USDA’s Christmas tree marketing program is invaluable to the industries and benefits both large Christmas tree wholesalers and the small farms. Allowing the tax that funds the program to be voluntary for small farms is unfair.