She had been working through another server, and neglected to realize
that most of you with direct access to the internet, do not require
this second @. I have posted the remainder of the message below.
<< I am working with Shan Thomas of the Institute for Agricultural
Biodiversity in Decorah, IA. We have just submitted testimony on
behalf of IAB, the NFU and NFO, to the Senate Subcommittee reviewing
amending legislation for the Plant Variety Protection Act. This
legislation is ill-advised and will lead to higher seed prices for
farmers and ultimately fewer choices of seed, thus flying in the face
of sustainable agriculture. We would be willing to send copies of the
seven page testimony and bibliography to interested parties.
We would welcome any recent anecdotal or statistical data regarding
plant variety protection for future stages of our educational
campaign. We would also welcome support of any kind whether it be in
information dissemination or financial assistance as IAB is a
non-profit organization. Recent information on the losss of diversity
in livestock and vertical integration/concentration of the ag industry
would also be appreciated for our other two campaigns.
Send requests and/or replies to Anna Barnes, 1270 Lafayette Circle,
Urbana, IL 61801. or c/o David Riecks via e-mail at RIECKS@UIUC.EDU
If you prefer, you can call Shan at IAB at (319) 382-5947, or myself
at (217) 384-6572.>>
The original post had the @internet attached to my e-mail
address--which could cause some problems for the system. My apologies
for those of you who tried and failed. Many thanks to those of you
who did get through.