( Courtesy USDA )

The Organic Farming Research Foundation and Organic Seed Alliance have extended the deadlines for surveys seeking input from organic producers, and those transitioning land to organic.

The new deadlines are June 1, according to a news release. The surveys are part of a U.S. Department of Agriculture-funded project to learn about challenges and research priorities for organic farmers and ranchers.

The surveys are administered by Washington State University, and responses are confidential, according to the release. The deadline change is to give more producers the opportunity to submit their opinions.

“During these uncertain times, it is more important than ever that farmers and ranchers make their voices heard,” according to the release.

The survey for organic growers and ranchers is at www.opinion.wsu.edu/organicproduction/.

The survey for producers transitioning to organic, is at www.opinion.wsu.edu/transitionproducers/.

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