Create Opportunities for Small Businesses and Farmers

  • Posted on: 18 November 2011
  • By: admin

It’s time to turn around the years of government subsidies aimed at growing big factory farms, and re-invest in small agricultural businesses that are the key to creating jobs and building a stronger economy.

This week, Chellie Pingree introduced the Local Farms, Food and Jobs Act to create opportunities for farmers and small businesses focused on agriculture to support local, family farmers in a way that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has failed to do in the past.

Using this form, you can become a Citizen Co-Sponsor of the Local Farms, Food and Jobs Act. We'll forward your name to Rep. Pingree so she can show that Maine supports sustainable agriculture and increasing our ability to buy healthy food grown close to home.