Posted 12 months ago on March 15, 2013, 5:34 p.m. EST by DKAtoday
from Coon Rapids, MN
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From Food & Water Watch:
I wanted to give you a quick update on an email I sent earlier this week (see below). The Senate hasn't yet voted on the two bad provisions that would hurt family farmers, including the "Monsanto Rider," and your Senators are key swing votes that could decide whether or not farmers are protected.
If you've already taken action, thank you, and please forward the email below to friends and family, encouraging them to take action too.
Sarah Alexander Deputy Organizing Director Food & Water Watch
The Senate is meeting today to pass a “continuing resolution” that would fund the federal government for the rest of the year, but unless we act, it will hurt our food and farmers.
The "continuing resolution" is a bill both the House and Senate must complete before the end of March to avoid shutting down the federal government. The Senate just released its version of the bill, which includes two dangerous provisions in the section on the USDA’s budget.
One would weaken the oversight of genetically engineered crops by limiting the ability of federal courts to review the USDA’s work when approving these controversial new foods.
The other would stop enforcement of contract fairness rules for contract poultry growers, allowing big chicken companies to continue to treat them unfairly.
With your help, we've defeated these amendments in the past, but we need your help again today to continue to keep them out.
Please take action now to stop these amendments to the budget: https://secure3.convio.net/fww/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=591
Thank for taking action,
Sarah Alexander Deputy Organizing Director Food & Water Watch firstname.lastname@example.org