Thursday, September 3, 2009

Proposed Federal Rules Could Competitively Injure Small, Local and Organic Fresh Market Produce Growers

From the Cornucopia Institute:

USDA Schedules Public Hearings to Obtain Citizens' Concerns and Suggestions

The "Leafy Green Marketing Agreement," which requires producers to follow a set of rules (metrics) in the name of food safety, has already shown to be injurious for the environment, biodiversity, and organic growers in California. The USDA is now considering a similar "Leafy Green Marketing Agreement" that would extend beyond California and Arizona to cover the entire United States-let's help make this rule work for growers of all sizes!

The USDA has scheduled a series of hearing sessions, around the country, inviting you to this perfect opportunity to share your concerns and suggestions.

Click here to read the full article and the schedule.


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