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US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ethics, economy, sustainability )

Beverly
- 683 days ago - farmaid.org
Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews come together every year to perform on the same stage for family farmers. Now they've come together to demand fair markets for farmers and ranchers. You can join them.



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Beverly M. (85)
Monday September 17, 2012, 12:49 am
Agriculture in the U.S. suffers from increasingly high levels of corporate concentration, a trend that has forced hundreds of thousands of independent family farmers off the land.

In 2010, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) jointly launched a series of workshops to look at these issues. Family farmers came out in droves to speak out against corporations' virtual chokehold over food production and distribution in America. Over a year has passed since the last workshop, and neither the DOJ nor the USDA has offered any plan for next steps.

Farm Aid's board artists sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack asking them to ensure fair and competitive agricultural markets.

Add your name to stand up and demand action in support of family farmers.

 

Heidi Aubrey (16)
Monday September 17, 2012, 2:18 am
Signed and noted.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday September 17, 2012, 2:25 am
"Agriculture in the U.S. suffers from increasingly high levels of corporate concentration, a trend that has forced hundreds of thousands of independent family farmers off the land.

In 2010, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) jointly launched a series of workshops to look at these issues. Family farmers came out in droves to speak out against corporations' virtual chokehold over food production and distribution in America. Over a year has passed since the last workshop, and neither the DOJ nor the USDA has offered any plan for next steps."
 

Phillipa W. (199)
Monday September 17, 2012, 2:42 am
signed and noted. The challenge of agriculture no longer lies in simply getting enough calories to the people. Those times are over. Now it's a matter of increasing sustainability and returning some sort of fairness to the farmers.
 

Judy C. (106)
Monday September 17, 2012, 3:04 am
Signed. Thanks Beverly.
 

Vivien Green (150)
Monday September 17, 2012, 5:55 am
Sorry Beverly i have mixed feelings about this petition.
It depends what the farmers are producing.
I am a Vegan and also I am concerned about GMO crops.
 

Yvonne F. (164)
Monday September 17, 2012, 7:06 am
Done! Thanks Beverly
 

Barbara Erdman (63)
Monday September 17, 2012, 8:00 am
Noted and signed Beverly :-0 Thnx ..
 

Judy B. (58)
Monday September 17, 2012, 12:49 pm
Signed and noted, thanks.
 

Joan M. (1091)
Monday September 17, 2012, 8:07 pm
Signed. Thanks Beverly
 

Helen Porter (41)
Monday September 17, 2012, 8:39 pm
thank you for the opportunity to sign this.
 

Victoria L. (12)
Monday September 17, 2012, 10:56 pm
Noted, signed, shared!
 

Vicky P. (462)
Tuesday September 18, 2012, 4:19 pm
Noted and signed
 

Spirit Spider (86)
Tuesday September 18, 2012, 7:20 pm
Thank you!
 

Freya H. (301)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 5:47 pm
Noted and signed. Never complain about farmers when your mouth is full!
 

alicia m. (100)
Friday September 28, 2012, 3:15 am
noted, signed, gracias
 
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