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Ask Your Senators to Support Non-GMO Agriculture, Small Farmers & Food Freedom in Farm Bill

=====Watch for Next Action Alert=====

UPDATE 6/10/13:

The U.S. Senate passed the Farm Bill (S.954) on Monday evening, June 10. Having failed to reach an agreement on what amendments to debate, the Senators left over 200 amendments on the table without a vote, including those listed in the petition.

The next step will be for the House of Representatives to take up its version of the Farm Bill. This could happen as early as next week. Stay tuned for news on what amendments are introduced and ways to get involved.

==This Petition Temporarily Disabled - DO NOT USE NOW==

This is a FREE online FAX petition. Complete your contact information and add a personal message. This will be sent to BOTH of your U.S. Senators. If you select a local newspaper, this petition service will also email your message to the editor.

The U.S. Senate is currently debating the Farm Bill, S.954. Over 200 amendments are on the table, including #978 to repeal the "Monsanto Protection Act".

You can help us speak up for both farmers and consumers in this massive legislation. Let your Senators know NOW that these amendments are important to you.

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I am your constituent and am asking that you support non-GMO agriculture, small farmers and food freedom in the Farm Bill.

Please vote YES on the following Farm Bill (S.954) amendments:

1. King's Amendment #1042 to clarify the exemption for small farmers under the Food Safety Modernization Act;

2. King's Amendment #1033 to require FDA to do an analysis of the science and costs imposed by its proposed regulations under the Food Safety Modernization Act;

3. Tester's "Seeds & Breeds" Amendment #972 to dedicate a portion of USDA's research to classical breeding;

4. Merkley's Amendment #978 to repeal the biotech rider, aka "Monsanto Protection Act"

5. Begich's Amendment #934 to ban GMO salmon

6. Boxer's Amendment #1025 to support labeling of GMOs

7. Wyden's Amendment #952 to remove the prohibition on planting hemp;

8. Boxer's Amendment #1027 to protect honeybees and other pollinators;

9. Grassley's Amendment #969 to improve enforcement of antitrust laws and address consolidation of our agricultural system;

10. Cruz's Amendment #1083 to prohibit mandatory check-off programs.

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