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Food Safety Legislation Heading for the Senate Floor

September 15, 2010

ACTION ALERT! September 15, 2010 FOOD SAFETY LEGISLATION MUST PROTECT FAMILY FARMS, SUSTAINABLE & ORGANIC AGRICULTURE CALL YOUR SENATORS TODAY AND URGE THEM TO SUPPORT THE TESTER AMENDMENT The Food Safety Modernization Act (S. 510) could reach the Senate floor as early as tomorrow.  NSAC has been able to win several improvements to the bill […]

Reverse Corporate Control Over the Livestock Industry

September 11, 2010

A very small number of mega meatpackers and poultry processors have come to dominate the poultry and livestock industry.  For years, USDA has looked the other way as packers and integrators ignored the law and engaged in price manipulation and unfair trade practices making it impossible for farmers, ranchers and poultry growers to get a […]

Congress Back for Three Weeks – Time (Barely) for Action

September 10, 2010

Summer recess has come to a close and Congress returns to Washington next week, with three weeks and less than 12 actual legislative days before the start of the new federal fiscal year on October 1. With a packed agenda – including a small business tax bill, extensions of some or all of the 2001 […]

Revised Senate Food Safety Bill Includes Important Amendments

August 13, 2010

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee released a copy of the “manager’s amendment” to the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (S. 510) which is, in essence, the bill as reported out of the HELP Committee late last year as modified by a long and arduous set of negotiations that have taken place […]

Take Advantage of the Summer Congressional Recess

August 4, 2010

ACTION ALERT TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE SUMMER CONGRESSIONAL RECESS TO TELL YOUR SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES TO SUPPORT USDA’S PROPOSED RULES FOR FAIR PLAY IN LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY MARKETS You don’t have to go all the way to Washington DC to meet with your Congressman, Senators or their staff.   Five times a year your legislators come […]

Time Running Out for a Healthy School Lunch

July 9, 2010

ACTION ALERT July 9, 2010 Urge Your Representative to Move Forward Now on Farm to School Funding in the Child Nutrition Bill! If your Congressman sits on the House Education and Labor Committee – See Chart Below –  please make a call in support of a healthy school lunch. Time is running short for Congressional re-authorization […]

Hungry for a Better School Lunch?

April 26, 2010

ACTION ALERT! You Can Help Put Local, Fresh and Healthy Food on School Lunch Trays Call Your Senators and Representative Today!! For many of America’s children, school lunch is the most important meal of their day— making up a third of their daily nutritional intake. As rates of childhood obesity and Type 2 diabetes skyrocket, […]

Food Safety Action Alert

March 25, 2010

If You Value Safe, Local, and Healthy Food Please Make a Call! Food Safety legislation headed for the Senate floor would considerably ramp up regulation on farms that even minimally process their crops and sell them to restaurants, food coops, groceries, schools and wholesalers. The new regulations could erect new barriers to these important markets […]

Sustainable Biofuels Alert

February 26, 2010

ACTION ALERT Help Make the Next Generation of Biofuels Sustainable! COMMENTS TO USDA’S FARM SERVICE AGENCY ON THE NEW BIOMASS CROP ASSISTANCE PROGRAM ARE DUE APRIL 9, 2010 The 2008 Farm Bill included a new program to provide incentives to farmers and foresters for the production of energy efficient and resource conserving bioenergy crops. Congress […]

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