Yearly Archives: 2012

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Press Release: Appropriations Bill Threatens GIPSA Rule

The version of the FY2013 agriculture appropriations bill passed by the Appropriations Committee of the US House of Representatives today would overturn a rule that provides important protections from unfair treatment to thousands of American contract poultry growers.
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Robersonville Packing Company: Family-Owned Meat Packing Business Starts Selling Vegetables through EBT

Danny and Jackie Peed have been in the business of slaughtering, processing, and distributing eastern North Carolina meat for over thirty years. But what they’re most excited about are their new vegetable boxes. In the spring of 2011, the Peeds received a small grant from RAFI’s Tobacco Communities Reinvestment Fund to purchase equipment that would allow them to sort and process produce from local farmers and deliver low-cost produce boxes to homes throughout northeastern North Carolina.
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Harrison Amendment to Fracking Bill Would Address Concerns about Landowner Rights

Representative Pricey Harrison is introducing an amendment to SB820, the North Carolina fracking bill, that would address many of our major concerns with the bill. We are grateful to Representative Harrison for taking action to protect the rights of North Carolina landowners. We hope that legislators will support this amendment as they consider the bill today. Here's a quick breakdown of what the amendment does.
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