We Want a Fair Farm Bill!
The Farm Bill--it controls what we eat, who's making our food, and how we buy it. This massive bill contains provisions that dictate crucial parts of our food system, and a new bill is being debated right now in Congress. Unfortunately, the current bill contains measures that will allow GM crops to be exempted from environmental reviews, cut food stamps for over 2 million hungry families, and give higher price guarantees to large-scale farmers (who already have average household incomes over $200k.) We must weigh in to stop the passage of even more legislation that helps Big Agriculture.
The House of Representatives is currently debating this bill, which could be voted on any day. Sign now to say: We want a fair farm bill that supports local, organic and sustainable food.
Pressure is mounting on Congress to pass a new Farm Bill before the August recess, but the current version being debated contains provisions that will cripple our ability to support sustainable food systems, small-scale farmers and hungry families. We urge you to remove and revise measures that will weaken GMO regulation, give higher price guarantees to large farmers, infringe upon states rights to regulate their food production, and cut SNAP and organic certification funding. Let's set the stage for a fair Farm Bill that will support local, organic and sustainable food.
The FRESH Community (undersigned)
|Number||Date||Name||Location||What do you want in the new ...|
|4963||Thu May 16 14:10:18 EDT 2013||Anonymous||SAN DIEGO, CA||Please level the competition and provide fair support to local, sustainable food systems. Stop enabling the industrial agricultural complex.|
|4962||Tue May 14 23:34:31 EDT 2013||Anonymous||Monterey, VA||I want organic farms, fresh raw milk, no GMOs, no floride, no pesticides, and a future for this country. Stop buying outside the USA.|
|4961||Tue May 14 02:23:11 EDT 2013||Anonymous||Forestville, CA||I want Organic farms.Feed America Only. No more GMO. Incentives for farms and cash crops to using environmentally friendly pesticides.|
|4960||Tue May 14 01:42:00 EDT 2013||Jessica Wilson||Walnut Grove, MO||I want stronger gmo regulation, and regulations that are actually contributing to a sustainable earth and environment for current and future generations, labeling of gmo being part of the bill, stop mass More....|
|4959||Mon May 13 12:44:31 EDT 2013||Monty Apple||Pagosa Springs, CO||Provisions for farmers that use sustainable farming practices and are not part of industrial farming. Stop all GMO crops and animals. Proper food labelling.|
|4958||Fri May 10 13:26:10 EDT 2013||Shannon Burke||Grand Prairie, TX||Support for smaller local, organic farms. No more GMO crops. No more feed lots, keep our food good for us. Incentives for farms and cash crops to using environmentally friendly pesticides.|
|4957||Fri May 10 03:03:30 EDT 2013||Nicole Ferguson||San Jose, CA||Support for smaller local, organic farms. No more GMO. Incentives for farms and cash crops to using environmentally friendly pesticides.|
|4956||Wed May 08 22:14:14 EDT 2013||Felicia Domosley||Aurora, CO|
|4955||Mon May 06 23:22:20 EDT 2013||Fletcher Hietpas||Boston, MA||Subsidies for smaller, local, and/or organic farmers as oppose to cash crops such as corn & soy. Incentives to rotate crops, rebuild diversity. Tax pesticide use to pay for environmental clean up. Maintain More....|
|4954||Mon May 06 20:56:41 EDT 2013||Anonymous|
|4953||Mon May 06 20:56:39 EDT 2013||Sheryl Scouras|
|4952||Fri May 03 14:14:51 EDT 2013||Terri Suggs||Boise, ID|
|4951||Thu May 02 23:29:20 EDT 2013||Chris Conway||Philadelphia, PA||Support for local, organic sustainable food.|
|4950||Thu May 02 19:39:38 EDT 2013||Marilyn Barrera||round lake , IL|
|4949||Tue Apr 30 22:27:50 EDT 2013||Necie Edwards||Vernon Hills, IL||No GMO's, access to fresh organic food and farmers markets.|
|4948||Tue Apr 30 21:28:28 EDT 2013||Robert McCLeary|
|4947||Tue Apr 30 20:37:01 EDT 2013||Sandra Cooley||York, PA||A fair deal for organic, local, and sustainable food producers. We need more of them and fewer feedlot, mass production facilities.|
|4946||Tue Apr 30 20:36:59 EDT 2013||Sandra Cooley||York, PA||A fair deal for organic, local, and sustainable food producers. We need more of them and fewer feedlot, mass production facilities.|
|4945||Tue Apr 30 14:31:07 EDT 2013||samantha roberts||ny, NY||Support sustain farming! NO GMO's.|
|4944||Tue Apr 30 11:55:34 EDT 2013||Rebecca Dorgan||Park Ridge, IL||Reduce subsidies. Start to reverse the system that incents farmers to grow only corn or soy. The US Government is not meant to create or control markets.|
|4943||Tue Apr 30 11:08:42 EDT 2013||Rochelle Pines||Pawleys Island, SC|
|4942||Mon Apr 29 21:41:11 EDT 2013||RuthAnn Kirby||Mint Hill, NC||No GMO
Support local sustainable farms
|4941||Mon Apr 29 17:09:20 EDT 2013||Anonymous||Worcester, MA||No GMO! Proper food labeling, no dead animals in feed! Organic and sustainably grown food. Don't allow GM crops to be exempted from environmental reviews, and decrease support of industrial farming. Instead More....|
|4940||Mon Apr 29 14:16:12 EDT 2013||karen wright||27127, NC||want organic food grown in a local area and keep cost down for healthy living No GMO or pestisides added to crops|
|4939||Mon Apr 29 01:34:24 EDT 2013||Pamela Sherman||ID|