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    Post Stop the Federalization of the Agricultural Industry

    Last week The John Birch Society updated our subscribers on the Clean Water Restoration Act (S. 787) which would place virtually all waters of the United States under the control of the federal government. (If you have not yet taken action on that item, you can do so now by clicking here.)

    As if that is not enough, there is another bill in the House that would place federal control on much of the food industry.

    Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) introduced the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009 (H.R. 875) on February 4, 2009. The bill, which currently carries 40 cosponsors, would effectively transfer all state control over food regulation to the Food Safety Administration (FSA), a newly established federal bureaucracy to be created within the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). It would very likely contribute to the eventual abandonment of all independent, family farms as well as all organic farming operations due to the high probability of overbearing federal regulations arbitrarily determined by FSA in favor of corporate factory farms.

    H.R. 875 would violate the Tenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution by delegating what should be state-level authority to the federal government. The burdensome record keeping that would be required by the FSA would threaten the success of small agricultural businesses and family-owned farms who may not be able to comply with new federal restrictions.

    While all Americans should be concerned about yet another power grab at the hands of the federal government, family farm and other small agricultural businesses should be especially cautious of H.R. 875 as it threatens their own businesses and way of living.

    Please take a few moments of your time and urge your representative to oppose the passage of H.R. 875 and support the future success of family farms and small agricultural businesses.


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    Default Re: Stop the Federalization of the Agricultural Industry

    Seriously do we need another agency to do the job that both the FDA and the USDA and EPA already do? You wanna talk about a waste of money you should see how much red tape there is when it comes to growing or processing food on a large scale. Each one of those agencies controls something different in the process and they never talk to each other. Just what this country needs is another bloated agency that can go into something else and screw it up beyond belief.
    Last edited by Kenshin; July 4th, 2009 at 04:15 PM.
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    Default Re: Stop the Federalization of the Agricultural Industry

    An apt headline - for 1934.

    But the point stands, that things are getting worse in this regard. It's just taking America longer to reach the level of totalitarian central government than Russia, Germany, or China.

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    Default Re: Stop the Federalization of the Agricultural Industry

    I can't say what I'll do when/if they try to put my farm out of business because I don't want kicked off the forum!!!


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