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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Today's Farm Report: Messy, Messy, Messy...

Turning to today's agriculture report, here's the news the ag-industrial complex doesn't like to talk about:
The ag-industrial complex seems to think that producing food entitles them to exemption from the rules of civil society. Sorry, fellas: ag is just another business. Every other citizen has to dispose of waste properly: so do you.

Related: The Independent Local reports that Senators Tester and Hagan are advancing an amendment to the Food Safety Modernization Act to protect small farms and folks who market directly to consumers in farmers markets from legislation that would check the abuses of the ag-industrial complex. Groups who back local food, like the Western Organization of Resource Councils and Dakota Rural Action, as well as the South Dakota Stockgrowers Association, are backing the Tester-Hagan amendment.

1 comment:

  1. I think the whole law should be tossed, no matter what amendments are there, history shows us that the gov't will look the other way for big ag and squeeze the small producers still further, mark my words.


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