JPANet: Tell Senator Inouye to Protect Farmers

We need you to ensure that farmers are treated fairly and paid justly.  Last year, USDA wrote a historic proposed rule that would level the playing field for poultry and livestock farmers across the country. Poultry and livestock corporations are lobbying Congress heavily to end consideration of the rule. We can’t let this happen. We have come too far – over 60,000 people sent in comments on the proposed rule, over 9,000 people have called the White House in support of it, and hundreds of growers took great risk by writing in personalized comments on the proposed rule.

Dairy FarmPlease call or email Senator Inouye and ask him to OPPOSE any attempts to deny USDA funding to write a final rule on fairness for livestock and poultry producers. Senator Inouye is the Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, where an amendment could come up to instruct USDA not to use any funds to write a final rule. The House Appropriations Committee deleted this funding in their bill and our only hope to stop it is to block such an attempt in the Senate Appropriations Committee. Senator Inouye has the power to let USDA do its job and write a final rule.

Your contact can make the difference to enable farmers to be paid fairly. We all eat. This is your chance to change the way that your food is produced. Please make this important call today.

It is easy to call – dial (202) 224-3934 to reach Senator Inouye’s office.  Ask to speak with Marie Blanco, his Agricultural Legislative Assistant or leave a message. Here is a sample comment to use:

“I am a constituent who strongly supports the proposed USDA rule on poultry and livestock. The rule will level the playing field for growers and correct many of the abuses that they are facing. I hope Senator Inouye will oppose attempts to stop USDA from writing a final rule. Please write to me at [your name and address] to let me know where the Senator stands on this important issue.”

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