Thank you for speaking up! Reporting back on Farmer Programs in the Senate

First of all, a huge thank you to everyone who took the time last week to sign the petition, make calls, tell friends, etc. about the Senate’s budget vote.¬† As a refresher, there were three big pushes we had: to push funding for the beginning farmer programs that had been left high and dry in New Years Eve Farm Bill extension; to fix the problem with the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), which had been updated in a way that didn’t... Read More

Take Action Now to Help Independent Livestock Producers

The Salad Garden’s hogs remind us why we care! Independent meat producers and farmers everywhere need your help right now to defeat some terrible language that was included in the Senate’s Continuing Resolution. As Wes reported earlier today, the Senate’s bill to fund government programs through the rest of 2013 (known as a Continuing Resolution) includes two provisions that support large meat industries and biotech giants, while... Read More