I am very concerned about this bill.  I too am attempting to understand the legal jargon contained in the bill.  I understand Bart Stupak has introduced a counter bill to soften its effects to the small producer.  I have a call into NRCS, FSA, MSUE to find out what they know.  I have been talking locally to as many people as I can.  We have to figure out and understand what the truth is to this bill!!!!!!!!!!  WE ALL KNOW THAT GROWN LOCALLY BY OUR NEIGHBORS IS THE HEALTHIEST WAY TO PRODUCE FOOD......NOT THE CORPORATE FARMS.....these "farms"(conglomerates) are environmentally dangerous and a threat to our nations health. Be aware and don't take anything for granted.  Let's figure this out!

Heidi Lang
Garden of the Lakes
Bellaire, MI
(I also work for the Antrim Conservation District - we too are very concerned!)

From: Kismet Organics <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Friday, March 27, 2009 4:55:27 PM
Subject: Re: My view on HR 875

Yes, it would be handy to have somebody to clarify all this, i'm slowly reading the whole thing and despite the fact that i'm not stupid theirs a lot that is better understood by someone who is into all this legal talking.
Further more, depending on USDA / MDA, i'm sorry but i've tried that. You'll be send from one person to another and by the time you think you've got the right one it's to late.
I'm going to try, in between my farm work, two jobs and writing a ssop/ dealing with the health department for my new bakery, to find some time to Google pro bono organizations who can, on short notice "dismember" this bill and give the highlights for small farmers or even better some legal advice.
But if some one has a bit more hours in the day, please do use them.
Google is free and very handy !
Further more i'm very disappointed in the fact that their is only a hand full of people who think that this is an issue. According to the latest email from Vicki their are 350 + readers.
I'm kinda expecting my in box being flooded about this ! (or is that to much of an expectation ?) This will effect all of you !
Anyhow, for now, off to more reading and writing.
Have a great weekend.
Chris Reijmerink
Kismet Organics

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