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This informaiton is from :

National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture
P.O. Box 396, Pine Bush, NY 12566



From: Reba Richardson, National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Tuesday, May 13, 2008 4:07 PM
To: Vicki Morrone
Subject: Calls Needed to Avoid Farm Bill Veto



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PO Box 396

Pine Bush, NY 12566


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Farm Bill in the Home Stretch…

The Farm Bill is finally coming up for a full vote, and it is time for you to let Michigan's Congressmembers know to


The House and Senate Agriculture Conferees announced last week that they had reached agreement on the 2008 Farm Bill.  The bill may come to a vote on the House Floor as soon as Wednesday of this week and could reach the Senate floor on Thursday.  While expected to pass, we need a two-thirds margin to fend off a veto threat from President Bush

The hard work of all of us in the Sustainable Agriculture movement has had significant impact.  This bill includes substantive and far reaching gains for sustainable agriculture.  It includes gains for the Conservation Security Program, beginning farmers, local food systems, organic agriculture, sustainable biomass production, and rural development. 

But the Congressmembers from MI listed below are wavering, and it's crucial that they receive calls encouraging support for the Farm Bill

Congressman Vernon Ehlers
Congressman Peters Hoekstra
Congressman Joe Knollenberg
Congressman Thaddeus McCotter
Congressman Tim Walberg

All of these Representatives can be reached by calling the US Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 or find their number or fax at  When you call, ask to speak with the legislative aide responsible for agriculture.  Leave a message if the aide is not available. 

The message is simple:  My name is __ and I am calling to encourage Congressman ___ to vote YES on the 2008 Farm Bill and stand up for family farms, conservation, and healthy food. 


For more information on the 2008 Farm Bill, visit the National Campaign's website at www.sustainableagriculture.netAn explanation of Farm Bill gains and losses can be found at


Reba Richardson - Field Organizer
1133 Finntown Rd Warren ME 04864
207.273.3044 [log in to unmask]

National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture
P.O. Box 396, Pine Bush, NY 12566

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