To All Interested Parties,


Note: The bill is located

The 2008 Farm Bill contained various changes to the Farm Storage Facility Loan program.  The addition of cold storage is at the Secretary's discretion.  Public meetings, for public comments, were held April 14, 2009 in Kansas City, KS and on April 15, 2009 in Cleveland, OH.  There weren't any fruit or vegetable growers at the meetings, so there was no input on the need for cold storage.


Public comments will be received through May 13, 2009.  Comments pay be submitted by:

There is a copy of the Federal Register containing the information pertaining to the FSFL program on the home page of the Michigan Organic web site:


Pat Turkington

Chief Price Support Specialist

Michigan State Farm Service Agency





Vicki Morrone

Organic Vegetable and Crop Outreach Specialist

Michigan State University

C.S. Mott Group for Sustainable Food Systems

303 Natural Resources Bldg.

East Lansing, MI 48824


517-282-3557 (cell)

517-353-3834 (fax)

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