Monthly Archives: July 2012

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Moore County Church Serves as Gathering Site for Local Food Business

West End is one of several sites that offers its space for delivery and distribution in exchange for a small percentage of the co-op’s profits, but according to Peggy and Ed, the church’s annual income of $3,500 from serving as a host site doesn’t nearly reflect the importance of its three-year partnership with SF2T.

Press Release: Farm Bill Amendment Would Gut GIPSA Rule

The Conaway-Costa Amendment to the 2012 Farm Bill, which passed the House Agriculture Committee today, guts a 2011 USDA rule that protects thousands of American poultry growers from exploitative contracts, farm groups say.

Conaway-Costa Farm Bill Amendment Threatens Hard-Won GIPSA Rule

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives Agriculture Committee is voting on amendments to the Farm Bill. We found out last night that one of those amendments – the Conaway-Costa Amendment – will be designed to gut the GIPSA rule that protects contract poultry farmers from company abuses.

Press Release: New fracking law does not sufficiently protect landowner rights

July 2, 2012— Today, the North Carolina General Assembly overrode Governor Perdue’s veto of SB820. The bill legalizes fracking in the state and could allow drilling by 2014. RAFI was a primary consultant to the Administration as it considered the issues related to landowner rights and fracking. The bill includes many of the landowner protections […]