Family Farm Lobby Day
March 31st, 2008
State Capitol-First Floor Rotunda
If you oppose your tax-payer dollars subsidizing corporate factory farms…
If you care about preserving the right to know how your food is produced…
If you want to stop the National Animal Identification System (NAIS)…
THEN WE NEED YOU
ON MONDAY, MARCH 31st!
Join Family Farmers, Rural Citizens & Consumers in Support of Missouri’s Family Farms, Healthy Food and Rural Values!
Please let us know if you can attend by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (573) 449-1336.
Family Farm Bills of Interest: Please Call Your Representative and Senator!!!
CAFO Subsidy--HB 1590 (Rep. Munzlinger):
A portion of HB 1590 would give tax credits to Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) to subsidize their compliance with Managed Environmental Livestock Operation (MELO) standards and odor abatement practices. This is a $1.5 million dollar tax break for CAFOs!
Corporate Welfare at the Expense of Family Farmers and Tax-Payers is Just Plain Wrong!
rBGH/BST Labeling Bill--
SB 1279 (Sen. Clemens) & HB 2283 (Rep. Cunningham-145):
These bills would ban any type of labeling that enables consumers to know if their dairy products contain rBGH, a genetically engineered hormone that induces cows to produce more milk. This bill is being pushed by Monsanto (the producer of rBGH) in many states, and Missouri is the next target.
This Bill is Anti-Farmer, Anti-Consumer and Anti-Business! This is not only an issue of free speech for farmers, but also a corporate and government intrusion into the business relationship between farmer and consumer.
Local Control Bill--HB 1931 (Rep. Harris-23)
HB 1931 provides greater power to rural communities to protect their interests from the negative impacts of CAFOs. This bill gives local residents the power to decide where CAFOs are going to be allowed.
It only makes sense to give family farmers and rural property owners a say in matters that affect their property rights and the health of their families and communities.
Raw Milk Bill--HB 1901 (Rep. Harris-110):
HB 1901 clarifies Missouri Statutes to ensure that farmers can continue to market raw milk to consumers.
Preserve the Right of Farmers to Sell and Consumers to Buy Raw Milk.
National Animal Identification Bill--SB 931 (Sen. Purgason):
Senate Bill 931 would limit Missouri's participation in NAIS. SB 931 has passed the Senate and is currently in the House.
Missouri’s Family Farmers believe it is extremely important to ensure consumer confidence in the safety and health of the U.S. food supply while at the same time ensuring the economic viability of independent livestock producers...
But NAIS does not meet the needs of producers or consumers.
The majority of family farmers in Missouri are opposed to NAIS.
For More Information Contact:
The Missouri Rural Crisis Center
1108 Rangeline Street
Columbia, MO 65201