Tell Congress To Promote Organic Farming

Congress will soon vote on a new farm bill – the federal measure with the greatest impact on the food we eat. Let’s ask the government to help our local farmers grow organic fruits and vegetables.

 { Check out pictures of local San Antonio farmers from our trip to the Pearl Farmer’s Market! }

Farming Facts:

  • On 1 acre a farmer can grow 24,000 heads of lettuce, 45,000 lbs of strawberries, 14,000 lbs of sweet corn or 36,000 lbs of potatoes
  • The average US farmer feeds 155 people
  • Local farms prevent 325 MILLION TONS of soil erosion every year
  • Most farms are family owned enterprises who work hard every day to bring us fresh produce
  • Locally produced food won’t contain the 1.2 BILLION pounds of pesticides used each year in the US (which can cause a huge list of health risks)

Sign the Petition

By taking a minute to sign this petition, you are telling Congress that you want your tax dollars to go to programs that help families gain greater access to healthy, affordable food in the new farm bill, as well as supporting the local farmers.

The message to send along with your petition signature will read:

“Instead of giving billions of dollars in subsidies to those who don’t need them, I want my money put to better use.

I want my tax dollars to promote organic farming, support real working farm families, protect land and water and help feed children.

Please invest in smarter food and farm policies.”

Click “Sign Now” to quickly show your support!

This petition will be sent to:

Chairman Frank Lucas (OK-3) and the House Agriculture Committee

Frank D. Lucas, Chairmain of the House Committee on Agriculture

@RepFrankLucas

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Website:  http://lucas.house.gov/

 

 

 

Office of Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry  Tell Congress To Promote Organic Farming

Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry.

@StabenowPress

Website:  http://www.stabenow.senate.gov/

 

 

 

 

 

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