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Forget Your Farmer, Forget Local Food

June 28, 2011

The agriculture appropriations bill the House of Representatives just passed slashes $1 billion from mandatory farm bill conservation funding and tells USDA to drop the Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food initiative (KYF, KYF).  The House measure would slash programs that support farmers who protect the soil and water on which our nation’s future productivity depends.  A provision denying any funding for the KYF, KYF initiative is a direct attack on new farm and market opportunities, rural job growth and public health.

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Join the National Day of Action, Tuesday June 28th

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As Obama and Republicans enter into a possible final week of budget negotiations
it is crucial that you ACT NOW.

Categories: Action Alerts, Budget and Appropriations, Conservation, Energy & Environment

One response to “Forget Your Farmer, Forget Local Food”

  1. Lee Mesibov says:

    Please please please do the right thing and increase the money to the mandatory farm bill conservation funding, not reduce it for God sake! If not it will soon be a sad time in America. Please listen to the US Dept. of Ag. with supported conservation practices. Mother earth is close to the brink. Open your eyes! Look at the facts and stop with the greed already!
    Thank you,