Farm Bill- Right NOW we have a chance to use tax dollars to support Organic Farming instead of junk food

Our nation’s food & farm policy is on the wrong track.

 

It’s time to get it right.

We have the power to make the Farm Bill better – call your Senators today!

Take just five minutes today – that’s right, just five! – for a better future for our nation’s food and farmers. The U.S. Senate is debating amendments to the Farm Bill this week. It’s a complicated and bureaucratic process, and predictably, all of the lobbyists for Monsanto and big agribusiness are out in full force.

But there is one simple action you can take today, that will have a big impact.


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Call your Senator’s office and ask them to support key amendments that will make long overdue subsidy reforms and invest in local food and family farmers.

Step 1: Dial the Congressional Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected with your Senators. Find your Senator’s name and number here.

Step 2: Urge Support for the Following Amendments
 
“Hello, my name is ___ and I’m a constituent and a voter. I would like to leave a message for Senator ___’s agriculture staffer. Can you take a message for me, please? The message is: I urge the Senator to support the following amendments to the 2013 farm bill that is being debated this week.

1) Shaheen-Toomey payment limit amendment #926 that would place long-overdue limits of $50,000 on crop insurance premium subsidies for America’s wealthiest large-scale farmers.
 
2) Coburn-Durbin amendment #953 that would reduce crop insurance premium subsidies for farmers with incomes over $750,000/year.
 
3) Senator Brown’s local food and market development amendment #1088 that will increase funding for programs that help farmers grow more food for local markets and help communities develop food businesses and increase access to local, healthy and organic food.
 
4) Leahy-Cowan-Collins EQIP Organic Initiative Payment Limit Elimination amendment #1093 that provides organic and transitioning farmers greater access to a key conservation program that helps protect our air, soil, and water resources.
 
Please call your senator’s office TODAY.
 
Step 3: And there’s one more simple thing you can do. Senator Barbara Boxer has introduced an amendment to the 2013 farm bill that would for the first time ever demonstrate Senate support for labeling of foods with genetically engineered (GE) ingredients. Send a message by clicking here telling your Senators that you stand with Senator Boxer’s amendment and you hope they will too.

Step 4: Help us spread the word – by sharing this link with your friends.

Thank you for doing your part to make the Farm Bill better!

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  1. Kathleen says:

    I heard that billionaire Bill Gates , maker of PC’s and their products, supports Monsanto along with a lot of the senators having stock in Monsanto so us “healthy” people have a huge job to do ! First off would be don’t buy anymore PC’s , phones and products that support Gate’s billions to keep funding Mosanto along with staying up on signing the petitions to the senators in congress!
    If they want to poison us then they can pay our medical !
    To me it’s quite obvious that back in the day we didn’t have all these health issues because they weren’t messing with our food like they are today !
    Hello it’s not rocket science it’s common sense ! !

    • Pedram Shojai says:

      We vote with our dollars. Yeah- this whole thing really stinks and we’ve got to wake up before there’s no real food left to eat. Thanks for the comment!

  2. The numbers certainly paint a picture…I really appreciate this video as I needed the reminder and support that I …as an “eater” I have influence…and that by telling my government what I want I can make a change . Thank you :))

    • Pedram Shojai says:

      Thanks Lisa!

      Yeah we all need reminders because there’s so much going on. Supporting the Farm Bill amendments can really help move the needle here.

      Thanks for the support!

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