Alternative Community Farmer/WPB.FL

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The State of Small Farmers Standard of Living and the rural brain drain

What is the state of the standard of living in the US right now.Simply 50% decline as per a recent study:

 

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article31010.htm

 

How about life in rural America and where the most of family farmers livelyhood is located ?

 

http://chronicle.com/article/The-Rural-Brain-Drain/48425/

 

Educated farmers can enrich not just the farms but also the society where they farm.

Are we pursuing a strategy to create more farms and educate more farmers ?Are we concerned about raising the standard of living of farmers  not just their COST of living or MAKING a LIVING?

This is the come back of the 1929 economy of DEPRESSION .Are we prepared to go and dig out the VICTORY GARDEN lessons of the Depression to learn how Americans survived ?

 

Farmers need answers ..they need acts to remedy the neglected STATE of FARMERS!

 

History repeats itself only if we are left in the darkness and did not take lessons and do something about raising our standard of living especially by riding the wave of GREEN SUSTAINABLE ENERGY and LIVING !

New FDA Antibiotics for animals rules a triumph for Organic Farmers .Are Labels of GMO food next?

There are some good news and some good news in the horizon for small family organic farmers.

 

To start with : The FDA has set new rules for farmers using ANTIBIOTICS in animal feed.Farmers now need a prerscription from a veterenerian to do so .Read more :

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/12/us/antibiotics-for-livestock-will-require-prescription-fda-says.html?_r=1

 

How about humans who want to know what is in their food like genetically engineered organism,pesticides,antibiots fed to plants etc?

 

Here are some good news beeing cooked and need your signiture:

http://justlabelit.org/fda-responds-to-1-1-million/

Do something to make the GMO label happen:

https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions/#!/petition/support-mandatory-labeling-genetically-engineered-foods-gmos/nkWHZ2Vm

 

This electuion year we need more walk your talk politics that answer to the needs of small family farmers .Farmers are also people who have rights for living their life and having access for health insurance,schooling, financial stimulus and the whole nine yards of GREEN LIVING or living in THE GREEN if you wish ...I mean not living in THE RED and always lacking or are left behind after the elections votes are cast!SEE you at  the ballots boxes in greater numers to support those who support the small FARMERS!

 

Make it happen.Speak up small family farmers!!

 

 

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