Thanksgiving is just a little over one month away. We’ve started taking orders for our certified organic, certified Humane® pasture-raised Heritage and Traditional Broad Breasted Turkeys. We suggest you order as soon as possible since they are in limited supply. We fill orders first in, first filled. Shop online HERE, or call Home Farm Store in Middleburg to order: 540-687-8882.
Last Spring we at Ayrshire Farm let you know about the Monsanto Protection Act and a call to action to make your voice heard…and you did. How was it possible that such an outrageous corporate handout happened? It was couched in another bill and “many members of Congress claimed not to know that it was snuck into the bill, hidden as it was under Section 735 and deceptively called the farmer assurance provision,” reported our friends at Food Democracy Now.
Set to expire at the end of September, with the same urgency as before to pass the budget bill, the same protections in the same language as the previous are still in the resolution! We need to act.
“The Monsanto Protection Act undermines the basic concept of judicial review and forces the USDA to allow the planting of untested GMO crops even if a federal court ruled that the USDA had not properly considered the environmental or economic risks these new crops pose to family farmers.
If allowed to pass again, this new provision would undermine agency oversight and this dangerous provision could eventually become permanent, allowing Monsanto to succeed in stripping judges of their constitutional mandate to protect consumer rights and the environment, while opening up the floodgates for the planting of new untested GMO crops.”
Please click on this graphic to tell Congress to repeal the Monsanto Protection Act.
There is good news…several members of Congress are working hard to strip the Monsanto Protection Act from the spending bill. The vote is scheduled to take place as early as tomorrow morning and your help is needed. Please make your voice heard and pass it on!