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Small-scale farming bill

(article, Culinate staff)

Sometime today, the Senate is supposed to vote on the Food Safety Modernization Bill. Grassroots community organizer Food Democracy Now would really, really like it if you could call your senator and let him or her know how important it is that this bill get passed:

bq. While this bill has been controversial, family farmers and small-scale producers need the vital protections from the Tester-Hagan Amendment and the Manager's Amendment to be included. Already Big Ag has weighed in to try to kill these amendments, which exempt farmers that have gross sales of less than $500,000 and sell within 400 miles of their farm. The Tester-Hagan and Manager's Amendments are the last best hope we have of protecting family farmers from onerous regulations.