Kay continues her work for small farms

It's nice to know somebody's looking out for them:

Hagan is cosponsoring two amendments to the Senate version. One of them, which would exempt family operations from new performance and record-keeping requirements, is now being rewritten.

“We had started out having it by a dollar amount,” Hagan explained. “It was $500,000 [in gross income] but now it’s being looked at [by] the metric … like how many bushels of peaches that they would sell.”

Focusing on the metric of production will make it easier to isolate smaller-scale operations, explained the senator.


Thank you Senator Hagan

This exemption is needed in the food safety bill or we risk destroying the best possible remedy to industrially produced highly processed foods that regularly make Americans sick ... fresh, local food from local small farms and ranches.

"They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum Then they charged the people a dollar 'n a half just to see 'em. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone? They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."

Well Done

While this bill still has a lot of flaws, I'm glad Senator Hagan is working to fix this one.