I would like to share this with all of you and ask if you have the opportunity to call your rep.
Also let us hope for rain soon for Michigan.
FYI-- Call your congressional reps today request. Read details below.
416 Agriculture Hall
From: William Bobier
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Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2007 2:30 PM
Subject: Federal Farm Bill
So, here it comes! Out of the House Ag Committee and to the floor for a vote late tomorrow.
Here is the analysis of the Ag committees bill. http://agriculture.house.gov/inside/2007FarmBill.html
There is lots of good news for nutrition, specialty crops, conservation, however, the biggest surprise is how little the commodity payments and crop subsidies were changed. The payment cap is, at best, tokenism and affects the bottom line very little and trade distortion even less.
Representatives Kind and Ryan are offering substantive set of amendments that the nutrition, taxpayer, conservation, and fair trade communities have been asked to drum up support for.
Attached is the background piece sent to me by Environmental Defense. This is of course an ACTION ALERT so if we can call Congressional delegates and ask that they consider the “Fairness in Farming and Food Policy amendment it could make a difference in the final outcome.
Earthscape Resouce Mgt
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