[Market-farming] House to cut small Ag programs

Thamnophis thamnophis at gmail.com
Fri Mar 11 20:15:33 EST 2011


This is a FYI only because it may well be pertinent to a number of the
list members:

From: National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

More info: http://bit.ly/f8wPZF

 Call Your Senators

In the early hours of Saturday, February 19, the House of
Representatives approved a government funding bill that would slash
more than $60 billion from the federal budget for the last half of
fiscal year 2011.  The bill (H.R. 1) unfairly targets programs that
serve sustainable and organic farmers.  It makes steep cuts in
agricultural research, extension and farm credit.  It makes deep cuts
to funding provided in the 2008 Farm Bill for conservation and would
terminate programs that serve beginning and minority farmers without
making any cuts to commodity or crop insurance funding.    The cuts
are reckless and unjust, threatening economic recovery in rural
communities struggling to create jobs, find new markets, and renew
economic life.

http://sustainableagriculture.net/blog/take-action-oppose-reckless-spending-cuts-2/?utm_source=roundup&utm_medium=email



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