ACTION ALERT: The Farm Bill Needs You!
The Farm Bill needs YOU! Simply giving your senators a quick and easy 5 minute call this week can make a big difference!
The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) released an action alert this week, asking citizens from across the country to contact their senators about the Senator Grassley's amendment to level the playing field between independent, small livestock producers and the industry's corporate giants. This amendement creates a special counsel through the USDA that would help ensure the enforcement of fair competition rules - something industry lobbiests are doing their best to block.
Calling is easy – just dial the numbers below and leave a message like this one below with the person who answers the phone:
“Hello, my name is ___ and I’m a constituent and a voter (and tell ‘em if you’re a farmer!). I would like to leave a message for Senator ___’s agriculture staffer. Can you take a message for me, please? The message is: I urge the Senator to support Senator Grassley's Special Counsel for Livestock Competition amendment during floor debate this week. This amendment will help level the playing field between independent livestock producers and the large corporate packers and processors. It provides basic protections for our state's livestock producers by establishing a special counsel office at USDA dedicated to making sure that fair competition rules are enforced,. Thank you.”
Here are the phone numbers for Pennsylvania's senators. If you aren't from PA, you can find your representatives here.
Senator Robert P. Casey - (202) 224-6324
Senator Patrick J. Toomey - (202) 224-4254
For more information from NSAC, visit their Take Action page.
When you call, leave a message telling us how it went!