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Special E-Blast 

                             October 2012

Dear Southern SAWG Supporter,


What's scarier than a food system built on industrial mega-farms that's rigged to favor corporations and processed junk over family farmers and healthy local food? Not much.


Last month, Congress left town just as the current farm bill expired, leaving critical farm programs high and dry with no funding - and dodging the chance to make real reforms and an investment in an equitable, sustainable future for food and farms in America.


On Halloween, ghosts, ghouls, and goblins should be scary - not the farm bill!



 These are scary times for American agriculture. We have no farm bill, no extension, and no guarantee that Congress will work on a bill when they return to DC. So we need to make it clear that we will not end 2012 without a farm bill that invests in an equitable, sustainable future. Join Southern SAWG in telling Congress they need to get a bill done, and get it done right. 


When Congress returns after Election Day we'll be here in DC - with thousands of signatures in-hand - telling them we need a 2012 Farm Bill that:


-          Invests in the future of healthy farms, food, and people

-          Protects our precious air, soil, and water, and

-          Reforms farm subsidies and levels the playing field.


Join over 5,000 farmers, ranchers, and concerned citizens - sign on today! 


Thank you for all you do,  


P.S. We need YOU to help us reach 50,000 signatures! You can help by sharing this message via email, Facebook, and Twitter with your friends, family, and colleagues!


P.P.S. Stay tuned for ways you can have impact after the petition is delivered - and mark your calendar for November 15 for a National Day of Action!          

Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group, Inc. (Southern SAWG) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 1991 to promote sustainable agriculture in the Southern United States.