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TAKE ACTION: Support a Farm Bill for the Future!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, farming, farm bill, family farms, usa, u.s. )

- 145 days ago -
Will you take a moment to call on Congress to pass a Food and Farm Bill that includes strong support for family farmers and ecological farming practices?
Bernie Sanders Vows to Protect Organic Farming, Calls Out Monsanto As Presidential Campaign Heats Up
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, ethics, GoodNews, government, politics, genetic engineering, GMOs, freedoms, farming )

- 899 days ago -
Unlike most of the top candidates, Vermont senator Bernie Sanders has a long history of speaking out against big corporations, factory farming, and the Biotech giants. As early as 1994 he was fighting against companies such as Monsanto using chemicals...
Tribes to U.S. Government: Take Your Weed and Shove It
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Justice Dept, curious allowance, Native Americans, usa, marijuana, farming )

- 1285 days ago -
In a strange move, the Justice Department issued a memo allowing Native Americans to grow marijuana on their lands. But after a troubled history with alcohol, some tribes are wary.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Sustainabililty, environment, wildlife, FDA, ecosystems, organics, farming, health )

- 1308 days ago -
Don't let the rules undermine sustainability by making it harder for farmers to protect wildlife and manage their soil and water using organic and sustainable methods.
Sign the Petition Telling President Obama That the New Alliance Is a Bad Deal ACTION
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: New Alliance, Africa, farming, small farms, corporate, money, world, Obama )

- 1490 days ago -
While private investment in agriculture is important, this initiative fails to recognize that the interests of smallholder farmers do not always naturally align with the interests of large corporations.
Farm Bill's Roots in Old Laws Should Be Sustained
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: family, health, farming, organic, prevention, ecosystems, SNAP, history, habitat, healthconditions, Sustainabililty )

- 1794 days ago -
Farm policymakers and lobbyists have made careers out of understanding convoluted permanent agricultural laws for decades, but as a larger public has become interested in the farm bill this year, confusion has abounded about what is permanent and what...
CéSar CháVez's Legacy Is a Lesson in Guidance, Leadership
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: society, safety, rights, news, law, humans, interesting, americans, culture, ethics, freedoms, business, corporate, money, labor, farming )

- 1910 days ago -
None of our great leaders suddenly appeared on the scene. They emerged because their families, friends, teachers, neighbors - and even foes - helped make them who they became. César Chávez is a good example.
Tell the Super Committee to Say "NO!" to the Secret Farm Bill. ACTION
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Sustainable Development, farming, consumers, jobs, americans, mega farms, Super Committee )

- 2407 days ago -
For weeks, the Ag Committees' leaders have been covertly writing the next federal farm bill, hoping to slip it into law through the top-secret Super Committee process. No hearings. No debate. Just billions in government handouts for corporate mega-farms.
US Food Aid Is 'Wrecking' Africa, Claims Charity
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ethics, farming, foriegn aid, charity, CARE )

- 3961 days ago -
Care wants the US government to send money to buy food locally, rather than unwanted US produced food.

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