2018 0131 Small Farm Poultry Bill SB2060 Update

February 1, 2018

Jan 30, 2018 corrupt politics voted against Mississippians having choice in their food purchases & small farmers VS. large poultry processors that contribute to political campaigns and lobbyist.

Senator Dean Kirby, Chairman of Public Health Committee failed to introduce SB2060 which killed the bill. The way I understand how this works, the Gov first reviews bills. Then the Lt Gov office assigns bills to committees for consideration. A bill has to be introduced & voted on by the majority to move forward.

Opposition came from: Cindy Hyde-Smith, Poultry Assn., Farm Bureau, and others I am sure.

However, >4800 people supported the bill via my Facebook (in less than 2 days) as well as many shares - I want to thank each of you for your support. I also want to thank Senator Hill (author of the bill) and Senator Hudson (co-author & Senate Ag Committee Chairman) for their support.

Needless to say I am disappointed in the outcome as well as Senator Kirby who would not take my calls to discuss the bill.

I am reminded that people have a Second Vote. It comes at the ballot box, what you choose to spend your hard earned money far, and who you choose to do business with.

As always, thank you for supporting our regenerative, local farm.

Ben & Beth

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