The Kansas commodity-checkoffs structure includes one-point collection, in the shape of a one-page form for first purchasers to complete for all five assessments. A first purchaser is a person, corporation, association or partnership that makes the first purchase of a commodity from a farmer after harvest. Most often, first purchasers are grain elevators or commodity dealers, but they can be other businesses, such as seed dealers, biodiesel and ethanol plants, and feedlots.
Persons who produce and market only products eligible to be labeled as “100 percent organic” may request exemption from assessment under research and promotion programs. The information on this form is required to make a determination concerning a person’s eligibility for exemption.