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I know I JUST sent out the listserv but this just came!! If you are concerned about how the Farm Bill impacts organic farmers you should read this and act now.
Vicki Morrone
Organic Farming Specialist
Center For Regional Food Systems at MSU
480 Wilson Rd. Room 303
East Lansing, MI 48824
517-353-3542/517-282-3557 (cell)
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From: National Organic Coalition <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
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Date: Monday, May 13, 2013 3:11 PM
To: Vicki Morrone <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
Subject: Action Alert: Make Calls Now to Restore Organic Funding


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Action Alert

Tell House Ag Committee Members to Restore Funding to Organic Programs
HOUSE FARM BILL TO BE MARKED UP ON WEDNESDAY!

Dear Vicki,



FARM BILL IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW

ORGANIC PROGRAMS ARE GETTING SHORTCHANGED -

Of all our Organic Priorities<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001-SvgJrhPoNS3eVVSvcAUxWGI4E-Z1Z1SqPJ7SV9xw1NB2YXZvZpYHOGDIM1JBJkgIeHXyKl91PEWUqY10Gp4yeMSOHct-59yrkohXvKSkfpsLAdeFycyoP8oDnj-KLahG1GRvYGzB7z5XaUz7wHHrphDJp1SHLj3ytt1wUhzQ94a7C77-yEqxZoMmPH0ANMIr3ZZ8i_OH4QdF8FWeEQ6sPNwdKEAGKqSRPqCZSq1JyuNdsWbgpL0oJtXpDdZSqC0xdnwaZyI5pcjN5iXiDGpMA==>, only ORGANIC RESEARCH & EXTENSION INITIATIVE (OREI) is still in the Bill

That's not good enough





CALL YOUR MEMBER OF THE HOUSE AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE TODAY![see list below]
Make calls through Wednesday (5/15) morning  9:00 a.m.

Be sure to leave a message with either the Agriculture Staffer or Receptionist



TELL AG COMMITTEE MEMBERS TO:

SUPPORT AMENDMENTS TO RESTORE ORGANIC FUNDING FOR:

  *   NATIONAL ORGANIC CERTIFICATION COST SHARE
  *   ORGANIC DATA INITIATIVE
  *   NATIONAL ORGANIC PROGRAM(Supplemental Money to Update Database)



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HOUSE AGRICULTURE CMTEE MEMBERS

ALABAMA --
Martha Roby (R-AL-2)  (202) 225-2901
Mike Rogers (R-AL-3)  (202) 225-3261

ARKANSAS -- Eric A. "Rick" Crawford (R-AR-1)  (202) 225-4076

CALIFORNIA --
Jim Costa (D-CA-16)  (202) 225-3341
Jeff Denham (R-CA-10)  (202) 225-4540
John Garamendi (D-CA-3)  (202) 225-1880
Doug LaMalfa (R-CA-1)  (202) 225-3076
Gloria Negrete McLeod (D-CA-35)  (202) 225-6161
Juan Vargas (D-CA-51)  (202) 225-8045

COLORADO -- Scott R. Tipton (R-CO-3)   (202) 225-4761

CONNECTICUT -- Joe Courtney (D-CT-2)  (202) 225-2076

FLORIDA -- Ted S. Yoho (R-FL-3)   (202) 225-5744

GEORGIA --
Austin Scott (R-GA-8)   (202) 225-6531
David Scott (D-GA-13)  (202) 225-2939

IOWA --  Steve King (R-IA-4)  (202)225-4426

ILLINOIS --
Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17)   (202) 225-5905
Rodney Davis (R-IL-13)  (202) 225-2371
William L. Enyart (D-IL-12)   (202) 225-5661

MASSACHUSETTS --  James McGovern (D-MA-2)  (202) 225-6101

MICHIGAN --  Dan Benishek (R-MI-1)  (202) 225-4735

MINNESOTA --
Collin C. Peterson, Ranking-Member (D-MN-7)  (202) 225-2165
Richard M. Nolan (D-MN-8)  (202) 225-6211
Timothy J. Walz (D-MN-1)  (202)225-2472

MISSOURI -- Vicky Hartzler (R-MO-4)  (202) 225-2876

NORTH CAROLINA -- Richard Hudson (R-NC-8)  (202)-225-3715
Mike McIntyre (D-NC-7)  (202) 225-2731

NEW HAMPSHIRE -- Ann M. Kuster (D-NH-2)  (202) 225-5206

NEW MEXICO  -- Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM-1)  (202) 225-6316

NEW YORK --
Chris Collins (R-NY-27)  (202) 225-5265
Christopher P. Gibson (R-NY-19)  (202) 225-5614
Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY-18)  (202) 225-5441

OHIO --
Marcia L. Fudge (D-OH-11)  (202) 225-7032
Bob Gibbs (R-OH-7)  (202) 225-6265

OKLAHOMA -- Frank D. Lucas, Committee Chairman (R-OK-3)  (202) 225-5565

OREGON --  Kurt Schrader (D-OR-5)  (202) 225-5711

PENNSYLVANI -- Glenn Thompson (R-PA-5)  (202) 225-5121

SOUTH DAKOTA -- Kristi L. Noem (R-SD-At Large)  (202) 225-2801

TENNESSEE --
Scott DesJarlais (R-TN-4)  (202) 225-6831
Stephen Lee Fincher (R-TN-8)  (202) 225-4714

TEXAS --
K. Michael Conaway (R-TX-11)  (202) 225-3605
Pete P. Gallego (D-TX-23)  (202) 225-4511
Randy Neugebauer (R-TX-19)  (202) 225-4005
Filemon Vela (D-TX-34)  (202) 225-9901

VIRGINIA -- Bob Goodlatte, Vice Chairman (R-VA-6)  (202) 225-5431

WASHINGTON -- Suzan K. DelBene (D-WA-1)  (202) 225-6311

WISCONSIN -- Reid J. Ribble (R-WI-8)  (202) 225-5665

OR

Call the Capitol Hill Switchboard at 202-224-3121:
and tell them your address to connect you




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