Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Hey, U.S. Senate! Pass the Tester Amendments!
From the Heartland, Margot McMillen writes: The Senate Substitute Continuing Resolution Appropriations bill has still not passed. This means that the evil riders that remove restrictions against unapproved biotech plantings and livestock industry’s farmer abuse have still not passed. Senator Jon Tester has asked for the riders to be removed and his amendments are numbers 74 and 75. It’s easy to call our senators by dialing 877-757-6910 and asking for the senators by name. Mine are Claire McCaskill and Roy Blunt—one wimpy D and one raging R. So, this morning, I asked them to stand up for family farmers by helping pass the Tester amendments. Interestingly, I have no idea which of them will support or not support us. My organic farming friends and small farmers have the most at stake, but industry has the money to buy the votes of senators. How sad. That’s all for today, March 19, 2013.