2012 Farm Bill Being Decided This Week!

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You have a chance to help decide where your food comes from. The new Farm Bill is being developed this week by the Senate Agricultural Committee. You need to ask your Senator to create a Fair Farm Bill. Now is the time to act!

Build a consumer driven food system that supports healthy food

We made some gains in the 2008 Farm Bill but we are threatened by giant corporations that have lots of power and money. They feel threatened by small farmers who grow safe, healthy, life supporting food because they know that there is a growing movement of people who will stand up for their rights to this basic necessity.

Tell your Senators that you demand their strong leadership for good food policy.

We need a farm bill that does three things

  1. Protects country of origin labeling: We deserve to know where our food comes from, and we must build on our success in 2008 by protecting labeling for meat, poultry, fruits, vegetables, seafood and nuts.
  2. Gives farmers a chance to compete: Family farms are going out of business due in large part to the increased corporate control of our food system. We need the Farm Bill to ban meatpackers from owning livestock, a practice they use to manipulate markets and drive independent farmers and ranchers out of business.
  3. Protects key programs for organic agriculture: Key programs for organic, which would help farmers transition to organic production or fund research for something other than genetically engineered crops, are in danger of being cut and need to be included in the next Farm Bill.

Join the movement for a Fair Farm Bill

I don’t know about you, but I would be starving without my farmer. I would do everything I can to help these farmers earn a fair living. They are our last hope for fresh, unadulterated food. What would you feed your family if you didn’t have your farmer? Food from Roundup Ready crops?

Tell your Senators to level the playing field for family farmers.

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  • Amber April 28, 2012, 1:22 am

    Thanks for the info Jill!


    • Amber April 28, 2012, 1:24 am

      Just sent my letter!!!

  • Linda April 28, 2012, 8:14 am

    Believe me, I keep trying.

  • Bob April 28, 2012, 8:34 am

    You can do all the calling you want! The senate and house will always vote together to strip americans of their liberties and freedoms. But put on this big show when debating garbage legislation.
    Both parties are owned by Rothchild , (soros) the banking cartel.

  • Laura @ Stealthy Mom May 2, 2012, 2:29 am

    It is really sad, but in my area there is no market for crops that are not GM. Some elevators are owned by Cargill, while others are farmer’s co-ops that sell GM seeds. I talked to a guy who grew non-GM corn for a while and had to drive hundreds of miles to deliver it to a seller.

    Our local representatives are all supported heavily by Big Ag. Our Senator, while allegedly working hard as a whistle-blower, will not answer my emails about our food supply.

    My husband got sick yesterday after munching on some sunflower seeds. I didn’t read the label carefully: product of China. WHAT? Since when it is cost-effective to import sunflower seeds from halfway across the world? Since the midwest sunflower growers started growing GM soy and corn instead, I guess.

  • Laura @ Stealthy Mom May 2, 2012, 2:31 am

    (Just read my post…. the non-GM farmer had to drive hundreds of miles to deliver product to a BUYER.)