Thursday, September 27, 2007

now is the time to write to your senator

The House of Representatives did some good, but not nearly enough, with the Farm Bill before summer recess.

Now some in the Senate are trying to push the envelope on reform, led by the chair of the Senate ag committee, Tom Harkin of Iowa. When somebody from Iowa says it's time for a change in the way we do ag, it's definitely time for a change. But the transition toward a more sustainable and just farm policy will take money.

Looks like next week is when mark-up of the bill in committee will happen.

So please - write to your senators and ask them to support Harkin's efforts.

And follow any of the links related to the farm bill for more information. (Californians: see California Coalition for Food and Farming on the list to the right for the latest.)

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