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Essentially, Farmers Markets & Small Farming might end, becoming ILLEGAL. know why?

Essentially, Farmers Markets & Small Farming might end, becoming ILLEGAL. know why? Topic: How to write a critical discussion papers
April 26, 2019 / By Norm
Question: H R 875 and S 425 ... It's how the chemmie-food Lobbyists are making sure only THEIR sources are used. Are you aware of this and it's implications to people trying to make a living in Agriculture and those of us who like to buy fresh produce out in the country?
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Kynaston Kynaston | 10 days ago
As long as you are not a large producer doing interstate or international trade you have little to worry about. Organic is not going to be criminalized, you can freely plant a backyard garden and us small farmers will not have to go by the same regulations as the BTO's. these bills are meant to clean up the corrupt and contaminated industrial food system, including big time organics. Something this country desperately needs after too many years of neo-con deregulation. Food & Water Watch’ s Statement on H.R. 875 and the Food Safety Bills The dilemma of how to regulate food safety in a way that prevents problems caused by industrialized agriculture but doesn’t wipe out small diversified farms is not new and is not easily solved. And as almost constant food safety problems reveal the dirty truth about the way much of our food is produced, processed and distributed, it’s a dilemma we need to have serious discussion about. Most consumers never thought they had to worry about peanut butter and this latest food safety scandal has captured public attention for good reason – a CEO who knowingly shipped contaminated food, a plant with holes in the roof and serious pest problems, and years of state and federal regulators failing to intervene. It’s no surprise that Congress is under pressure to act and multiple food safety bills have been introduced. Two of the bills are about traceability for food (S.425 and H.R. 814). These present real issues for small producers who could be forced to bear the cost of expensive tracking technology and recordkeeping. The other bills address what FDA can do to regulate food. A lot of attention has been focused on a bill introduced by Rep. Rosa DeLauro (H.R. 875), the Food Safety Modernization Act. And a lot of what is being said about the bill is misleading. Here are a few things that H.R. 875 DOES do: -It addresses the most critical flaw in the structure of FDA by splitting it into 2 new agencies –one devoted to food safety and the other devoted to drugs and medical devices. -It increases inspection of food processing plants, basing the frequency of inspection on the risk of the product being produced – but it does NOT make plants pay any registration fees or user fees. -It does extend food safety agency authority to food production on farms, requiring farms to write a food safety plan and consider the critical points on that farm where food safety problems are likely to occur. -It requires imported food to meet the same standards as food produced in the U.S. And just as importantly, here are a few things that H.R. 875 does NOT do: -It does not cover foods regulated by the USDA (beef, pork, poultry, lamb, catfish.) -It does not establish a mandatory animal identification system. -It does not regulate backyard gardens. -It does not regulate seed. -It does not call for new regulations for farmers markets or direct marketing arrangements. -It does not apply to food that does not enter interstate commerce (food that is sold across state lines). -It does not mandate any specific type of traceability for FDA-regulated foods (the bill does instruct a new food safety agency to improve traceability of foods, but specifically says that recordkeeping can be done electronically or on paper.) Several of the things not found in the DeLauro can be found in other bills – like H.R. 814, the Tracing and Recalling Agricultural Contamination Everywhere Act, which calls for a mandatory animal identification system, or H.R. 759, the Food And Drug Administration Globalization Act, which overhauls the entire structure of FDA. H.R. 759 is more likely to move through Congress than H.R. 875. And H.R. 759 contains several provisions that could cause problems for small farms and food processors: -It extends traceability recordkeeping requirements that currently apply only to food processors to farms and restaurants – and requires that recordkeeping be done electronically. -It calls for standard lot numbers to be used in food production. -It requires food processing plants to pay a registration fee to FDA to fund the agency’s inspection efforts. -It instructs FDA to establish production standards for fruits and vegetables and to establish Good Agricultural Practices for produce. There is plenty of evidence that one-size-fits-all regulation only tends to work for one size of agriculture – the largest industrialized operations. That’s why it is important to let members of Congress know how food safety proposals will impact the conservation, organic, and sustainable practices that make diversified, organic, and direct market producers different from agribusiness. And the work doesn’t stop there – if Congress passes any of these bills, the FDA will have to develop rules and regulations to implement the law, a process that we can’t afford to ignore. But simply shooting down any attempt to fix our broken food safe
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Kynaston Originally Answered: Any Farmers Here?
to get a farm subsidy raise commodity crops or cattle not organically. There are no subsidies for organics in the USA. The best you can do is get a research grant but these are rarely more than $10K and you will need to already have a farm and be working with a scientist at a university If you have no farming experience get a job on a diversified organic farm and see if you like working 16 hours a day 7 days a week for very low pay in all weather. This is the reality of farming especially livestock. I have been making my living from raising produce on 3+ acres (I have a 9 acre farm) and selling direct to the public via farmers markets, a farm store, CSA and to restaurants and now a university food service. I used to raise pastured chickens but the price of organic chicken feed got too high this year to continue. There is no such thing as reasonable priced food any more. The cost of inputs is simply too high, especially gasoline and grain (even pastured livestock need some grain, especially in winter when there is no pasture).
Kynaston Originally Answered: Any Farmers Here?
Well it all depends on where you live and how much land and money you have to devote to the farm. We used to have a few chickens and only about 1/3 acre for a family garden, but my grandparents and cousins are/were farmers. Farming on a large-scale basis is really more expensive than anyone would think. Another thing is that most farms in the US are large, commercial farms as opposed to family farms (sad, but true).
Kynaston Originally Answered: Any Farmers Here?
i have a farm raise my own chikens grow my own food had cattle horses how much land do u have where do you live cause diffrent places grow some stuff better

Isa Isa
I still doubt this bill will pass. But I also said that about the last few bills.. How are you liberals liking "Change"?
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Isa Originally Answered: 2(pi)r is essentially diameter*pi correct?
My hypothesis for why we tend to use the radius more often than diameter is because so many of the formulas for circles (the standard equation, volume of a sphere, area, etc...) tend to utilize the radius. The only time it seems that the Diameter is readily applicable is in describing the circumference, hence it was probably easier to say: C = 2 * pi * r rather than C = D * pi Easier for the sake of simplicity anyway (I wouldn't want to spend my time having to constantly switch between diameter and radius in my formulas when I could easily have one or the other all the time)
Isa Originally Answered: 2(pi)r is essentially diameter*pi correct?
Yes, because the diameter is twice the length of the radius. You could write the equation either: c = 2(pi)r or c = d(pi) its the same thing. The reason we find the radius is that, overall, the radius is much more useful than the diameter is in many other equations.

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