Support Family Farms, NOT Mega-Farms

URGENT: House to vote Thursday on 2007 Farm Bill - act now to support family farms!

Last Wednesday the House Agriculture Committee voted to increase subsidies that mega-farms use to drive family farms off the land and out of business. Not only does this action further subsidize the demise of family farms, it diverts scarce dollars from vital programs that could benefit all of America. This Thursday, Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin will bring an amendment to the House floor during debate on the Farm Bill that will reverse this move.

The House Agriculture Committee's 2007 Farm Bill proposal is NOT reform. Representative Ryan's amendment is true reform. It would close the loopholes in farm programs that allow a few extremely wealthy individuals to receive multi-million dollar subsidy checks. Rep. Ryan's amendment would restore integrity to farm programs.

Urge your representative to vote FOR the Paul Ryan amendment that will reverse the payment limitation increase, close the loopholes, and limit farm subsidies to mega-farms. Tell your representative that supporting family farmers and rural America means supporting Rep. Ryan's amendment this Thursday.
Dear [Your Congressman],

In the upcoming Farm Bill debate, I urge you to vote FOR the Ryan amendment to limit farm subsidies that mega-farms receive.

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The Ryan amendment will reverse the payment limitation increase in the House Agriculture Committee's bill, close existing loopholes, and limit farm subsidies to mega-farms. Supporting family farmers in [our state] means supporting common sense Farm Bill reform. Limiting payments to mega-farms helps family farms by removing the unfair advantage unlimited subsidies provide to mega-farms. Rep. Ryan's amendment is bipartisan, common-sense reform and I urge you to vote FOR the Ryan amendment this coming Thursday.


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