Georgia Poultry Justice Alliance

Support New Contract Reforms!

USDA recently released new proposed rules that will bring more fairness and transparency to the business relationship between farmers and companies.

Now they need to hear from as many growers as possible about these rules!

Please send in your comments today in support of them.  

Comments written in your own words about your experiences are the most effective.  Large numbers of comments supporting the rules are also important. USDA must receive all comments by November 22, 2010. Please get your comments in as soon as possible to show USDA that growers do support these proposed rules.

Three things you can do:

  1. Send in your comments to USDA as soon as possible.
  2. Write a personalized comment about your experiences in the areas that that the proposed rules address.
  3. Talk with other growers about the importance of the rules and sending in comments.
 

4.  Call your senators & representative and let them know that you support the proposed rules.


You can submit comments by:


·         Email:  comments.gipsa@usda.gov

                  Ø  Subject Line -  Farm Bill Comments, Tuesday, June 22, 1010 FR pg. 35338

·         Fax: (202) 690-2173

·         Mail: Tess Butler, GIPSA, USDA

1400 Independence Ave. SW, Rm 1643-S 

Washington, DC 20250-3604

Calling your Congress people:

You can reach your representative or senator by calling the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121. After you are transferred to his/her office, ask to speak with the legislative assistant that  handles agriculture.


Sample message to use or modify:
“My name is ______ and I am a contract poultry grower from ________  I am calling to express my support for the proposed rules from GIPSA that came out on June 22nd.  I hope that the (congressman or senator) will support these rules as well since they protect our investments and prevent us from being forced to make upgrades without adequate compensation. Thank you.”



For more detailed information, you can go to www.usda.gipsa.gov  or  www.rafiusa.org