Re: SMALLFARM-MG> Organic Produce -Reply
Rich Molini (email@example.com)
Tue, 21 Oct 1997 22:53:23 -0500
Lawrence F. London, Jr. wrote:
> On Fri, 17 Oct 1997, Grace J Gershuny wrote:
> > Thank you, Cissy, for stating clearly and compassionately the truth of the
> > situation. Those of us going crazy waiting for the proposed rule to finally
> > come out bless you for your words.
> The one who clearly and compassionately stated the truth of the sitiuation
> is noone other than Sal. His situation in California is a shining example
> of government beaureaucratic gerrymandering in action. The small
> grower (farmer) was deliberately left out of the picture in order to
> further help large agribusiness gain the advantage and shove him
> out of the marketplace. This is what OFMA will do - UNLESS:
> the smallfarm exemption is raised to about $40,000 or certification
> is made much less costly and time consuming.
> Sanet-mg is the place where those who should read what Sal is reporting
> can. I hope they are are listening to what he is saying and are broadening
> their view of organic agriculture in the US and of who actually
> contributes to that sector of the economy beyond large scale farms and
> factory farms; lots of small farmers count for lots of production, lots of
> healthy customers, more community building, more land farmed sustainably
> and a cleaner, less polluted environment.
> Small growers in my area are dropping out of certification and will
> seek clients who don't require that - too expensive and way too much
> trouble. All because our government says that they can't necessarily
> be trusted when they claim their product is organically grown.
> Lawrence London
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You're so right. Clarity and compassion as related to a federal law and
appurtenent regs is ludicrous.
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