Fresh food for one and all

Agriculture is the foundation of civilization and communities. Here in North Carolina, from the mountains to the coast, we are lucky to have fresh, clean food grown by sustainable farmers in our backyard.

Unfortunately, these farms are neither utilized nor supported to the full extent they could be. Hundreds of thousands of people in the Tar Heel state don’t have access to this food while biotechnology companies like Monsanto viciously attack farmers across the country.

The Senate recently passed the Farm Bill with the new Local Food, Farms and Jobs Act. This piece of legislation supports increased sustainable practices in farming while increasing access to clean, fresh food for low-income families.

I would like to thank Sen. Kay Hagan for signing on and voting for the interests of everyone across the state. However, the battle is not over. The Farm Bill has moved onto the House and it is critical to let your congressmen and women know the importance of the act. I urge all Ashevilleans to step up and call congressman McHenry, encouraging him to support the Local Food, Farms and Jobs Act.

— Susie Proctor
Asheville

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  1. TwoBears

    Have you read the Farm Bill? This is the worst piece of legislature towards local farmers ever! Working in conjunction with the “Monsanto Protection Act”, this bill will rob local organic farmers of their ability to reap and sew their crop at their chosing…There are 25 government agencies involved in the Farm Bill, including the TSA and the DOD…This bill must NOT be passed!

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