Monday, June 17, 2013

The Rotten Egg Bill

Right now, Democrats and the Obama Administration have American Farmers in their sights

This week the US House of Representatives is considering the 2013 Farm Bill — the agriculture policy tool for the federal government.

Of all of the amendments that will be debated, there is one in particular that has Conservatives fighting to stop.

If passed, "The Egg Bill" amendment will result in an unfunded government mandate on millions of American family farmers.

The Egg Bill was introduced in the Senate by Sen. Dianne Feinstein. That alone should have you understanding who is in favor of such a bill - PETA and those yo-yos!  

The amendment calls for federal requirements on the size and structure of egg producing facilities.

This mandate could have significant consequences for farmers — especially the smaller, family run businesses.

It would likely force farmers to shut down their operations or significantly increase their production costs, which will inevitably be passed on to consumers at the grocery stores and at restaurants.

This complete overhaul of our nation’s egg producing facilities is expected to increase the price of eggs and any food containing eggs, such as baked goods.
The Egg Bill amendment is being pushed on Capitol Hill by Liberal animal activist groups, such as PETA and the Humane Society of the United States, who have made it their mission to end animal agriculture as we know it.
The Egg Bill amendment is opposed by Conservative groups, such as Americans for Prosperity, and a majority of the US agriculture industry.

Opponents say that similar mandates in Europe have cut food supplies and driven up costs, without any evidence of improved food safety, animal welfare or other social benefits.
It is also widely believed that the Egg Bill amendment sets a dangerous precedent for government control of all family farms – including those that produce meat, poultry and dairy products.

Furthermore, it needlessly replaces the family farmer’s traditional values and good judgment with Federal bureaucratic mandates from Washington, DC.
This looming move by Congress comes on the heels of scandals at the Internal Revenue Service and the Justice Department, and would continue the precarious trend of the federal government overreaching and compromising Americans’ freedoms.
One organization is standing up to big government and working to keep The Egg Bill off the Farm Bill.

Keep Food Affordable is a coalition that brings together consumers, farmers and food security organizations to support policies and practices that will allow America’s farmers to produce food safely, efficiently and without any unnecessary financial burdens so that all Americans can have access to safe and affordable food.

The Keep Food Affordable coalition brings together consumers, farmers, and food security organizations to keep food safe, affordable, and available for all Americans.

 Food prices are escalating in the United States and throughout the world, all because of many factors out of our control: a booming global population; high oil prices; and the rising standards of living in emerging nations.

Keep Food Affordable aims to influence the factors that are in our control.
They support policies and practices that will allow America’s farmers to produce food safely, efficiently, and without any unnecessary financial burdens so that all Americans can have access to safe and affordable food.

Farmers are between a rock a hard place when it comes to surviving in today's America.

Being a Farmer takes toughness and determination, the like of which have never been seen before.

Why you ask?

Well, besides traditional burdens like lousy weather and horrible market prices, the cost to produce food is going up, financial burdens are piling on, and the radical environmentalist and animal activist who pour money into re-election campaigns of liberals throughout the nation are using the power of the Federal Government to try to destroy the American Farmer through Federal over-regulation and unrealistic mandates.

Yes, over-regulation and unrealistic mandates, all of which are backed by outrageous fines, confiscation of property, and even possible imprisonment.
Keep Food Affordable has a mission to keep food safe, affordable and abundant for all Americans.
They, like other pro-Farmer groups, need our support!  
Keep Food Affordable is made up of agriculture groups, including National Pork Producers Council (NPPC)National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), and Egg Farmers of America, as well as thousands of consumers who support their mission of keeping food affordable and accessible.
The coalition hopes that with enough input from constituents, the House will act in the best interest of those most at risk of being hurt by the Egg Bill.
If the Farm Bill passes with the Egg Bill attached as an amendment, farmers will lose income, American families will be forced to spend even more money on food, and Congress will emerge with egg on its face.

Keep Food Affordable is helping Americans voice their opposition to the Egg Bill and communicate their desire to keep Washington D.C. bureaucrats off family farms directly to their members of Congress through an online advocacy tool.
  You can help by going to the link below and taking a stand!
Stop The Rotten Egg Bill!

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