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.
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.
Furthermore, it needlessly replaces the family farmer’s traditional values and good judgment with Federal bureaucratic mandates from Washington, DC.
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.
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.
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.
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!