NATIONAL SMALL FARM AND RANCH GRASSROOTS LOBBY DAY & Legislative Reception
FARM FOOD VOICES DC 2009
Tuesday April 21, 2009 Washington, DC
WHEN CONGRESS THINKS “FOOD” or “FARM”
WE WANT THEM TO THINK OF US…
…as we gather from around the country to feed and lobby our legislators.
Help us provide farm fresh food for the reception!
CONTACT LIZ REITZIG WITH YOUR CONTRIBUTION INFORMATION
Event Coordinator: Liz Reitzig firstname.lastname@example.org 301.807.5063
Please share your generous contributions of food, time and money.
A number of “food safety” bills recently introduced in Congress would give the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) direct control over every farm and ranch in the country and the authority to micromanage every aspect of farm production. Most of these bills have NAIS written into them.
Real Food or Industrial Food?
Come to DC and join with the National Independent Consumers and Farmers Association (NICFA), state affiliates, and other groups to meet with our federal legislators and bring to them the small farm, local, sustainable, fresh dairy, consumer demanded, real food message. Let’s restore direct, relational farm-to-consumer trade, oppose any government managed or funded NAIS and stop the newly proposed “Food Safety Administration.” Come together with artisanal food producers–farmers, cheesemakers, bakers, restaurateurs and more–and consumers from around the country as we meet with our federal legislators to help them realize that Americans want their food direct from local farmers and we do not want any government funded or managed NAIS.
We will provide Talking Points for lobbying and NICFA buttons to wear.
(Talking Points, directions and schedule to be posted on www.NICFA.org closer to date).
Our purpose is to promote and preserve unregulated direct farmer-to-consumer trade
that fosters availability of locally grown or home-produced food products.
NICFA opposes any government funded or managed National Animal Identification System.