Support the Urban Agriculture Production Act

Please join me in supporting small farmers & producers, promoting local agriculture in our nation’s metropolitan areas, and increasing the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables –by becoming an original cosponsor of the Urban Agriculture Production
Act.

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Facilitating Farmers’ Access to Resources and Machines (FFARM) Act

Across my state and around the country, farmers and communities are concerned about the condition of the rural economy. Agricultural income has fallen. Land prices are down; commodity prices are down; farm debt is up. In addition, agricultural exports have
decreased due to a strong U.S. dollar and economic slowdowns faced by our trading partners.

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Support the Call for an End to the Global Dog and Cat Meat Trade (v. 2)

We write to ask for your support of H.Res.401, a bipartisan resolution that calls for an end to the global dog and cat meat trade. An estimated 30 million dogs and a great number of cats are killed annually around the world for the dog and cat meat trade.
A considerable number of these dogs and cats are stolen pets, still wearing collars when they reach the slaughterhouses. Many of these animals die during transport to the slaughterhouses after days or weeks without food or water, and others suffer illness
and injury during transport. Additionally, the capture, transport, and butchering of dogs and cats and the consumption of their meat poses health risks such as rabies infection to traders, slaughterhouse workers, and consumers.

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