2018 0127 Your Help Is Needed - Time Sensitive
Farm Update – It has been an interesting week. As you know, I communicated last week that the Senate Ag Committee voted unanimously for SB2060 that would require the MS Department of AG to change their regulations to be the same as the Federal Law vs. more restrictive. This means a farm could process up to 20,000 chickens per year and sell into retail business.
Since then. strong opposition from Cindy Hyde Smith, poultry lobbyist, etc. have surfaced. I spoke with Senator Hudson Friday afternoon and he said opposition is pressuring the Senate Public Health Committee to "KILL" the bill. Let me encourage you to read my letter to all MS Senators & Representatives CLICK HERE
The next hurdle is to pass the Public Health Committee. The committee is scheduled to meet Tuesday afternoon. I am asking for you to please contact the committee chairman and let your voice be heard in support of SB2060. This will not only help small farmers but will give Mississippians "choice" in their food purchases. Contact Public Health and Welfare Dean Kirby, Chairman firstname.lastname@example.org and Brice Wiggins, Vice-Chairman email@example.com
Valentine's Day - is just around the corner. Now is a good time to get your steak orders placed to ensure availability (we pickup more from the processor Friday). February delivery dates are less than 2-weeks away - and are the week prior to February 14th. Check our these premium steak selections:
Just received my first purchase and am very pleased with everything thank you for having a great product. B Hamilton.
Quote Worth Re-Quoting – "A farm includes the passion of the farmer's heart, the interest of the farm's customers, the biological activity in the soil, the pleasantness of the air about the farm--it's everything touching, emanating from, and supplying that piece of landscape. A farm is virtually a living organism. The tragedy of our time is that cultural philosophies and market realities are squeezing life's vitality out of most farms. And that is why the average farmer is now 60 years old. Serfdom just doesn't attract the best and brightest." --Joel Salatin
As always, thank you for supporting our regenerative, local farm.
Ben & Beth