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Monday, July 03, 2006

Did you know that $1.3 billion in subsidies goes to farmers who don't farm? That's right, the US government spends our tax dollars to pay farmers not to farm. Read about it here:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/07/01/AR2006070100962.html?nav=hcmodule


Imagine what that $ could do to help organic farmers. It wouldn't have to be subsidies, it could be low interest loans. Wouldn't it be great to have a representative in Congress who thinks it's important to grow and eat food grown without chemical pesticides? I would write to my brand new Congressman and tell him that, but he doesn't have email yet. I'll write to my Senators though. Please write to yours.

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