Make Comments on 2007 Farm Bill

Discussion in 'Countryside Families' started by highlands, Dec 31, 2006.

  1. highlands

    highlands Walter Jeffries Supporter

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    The House is soliciting comments on the 2007 Farm Bill. It is ideal to make them prior to the 12/31/2006 deadline. However if you get this message after that it is still worth it to go and do it.

    http://agriculture.house.gov/inside/feedbackform.html

    You can also leave comments at the Senate site:

    http://agriculture.senate.gov/ag/feedback.cfm

    Some topics might include:

    Farm Subsidies - Let’s stop paying the big guys to not farm.

    Corporate Welfare - Do we really need to support Monsanto, McDonalds & Walmart?

    Exports - If sellers want to export, let them do it at their cost but don’t burden the US consumers and small producers with costs that benefit foreign markets and exporters.

    Conservation - Helping farmers keep land in agriculture and scenic.

    Taxes - Over taxation of real estate is a primary threat to agriculture.

    On-Farm Slaughter - Ask for it to be allowed for small farms just like with poultry.

    NAIS - Just say No.

    Buy Local - Do you know who raised your food?

    Slow Food - Less miles means less fossil fuels.

    GMOs - Do you know if those genes fit? Labeling should be a required. At minimum “GMO-Free” labeling needs to be explicitly allowed.

    Clones - A dead end for breeding if nothing else. Also easily over propagates hidden bad genes and produces mono-genetic herds both of which are bad. Labeling should be a required. At minimum “Clone-Free” labeling needs to be explicitly allowed.

    Patenting Life - Baahhd Idea!


    Cheers,

    Walter Jeffries
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    Orange, Vermont
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  2. zealot

    zealot Soli Deo Gloria

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    Well, I am pro-NAIS so where are the "Say Yes to NAIS" websites? It makes me itch all over when they talk about an infected or suspect cow that is "believed to have been born in 1997 or 1998." I mean, they don't even know? We're supposed to catch terrorist plots and we can't even track a stupid cow? In Canada you can get a cow's ear tag number, look it up, and find out that this cow was born on the ranch of Kenny and Candy Kanuck, near Cowtown, Saskatchewan on the 12th of May 1998, and that this cow is the offspring of cow 34598 and bull 34266. We should have something like that here.
     

  3. highlands

    highlands Walter Jeffries Supporter

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    We already have that. Just buy locally from farmers you know or raise it yourself. But there is no need for the government to invade our lives and force this on everyone just because you want it. As to where is the SayYestoNAIS sight? If you want it, make one. The beauty of the system is that you _still_ have the right to do so.