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E-M:/ BLOCK ANIMAL FACTORY SUBSIDIES- Call Levin and Stabenow TODAY



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Enviro-Mich message from "Anne Woiwode" <anne.woiwode@sierraclub.org>
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TAKE ACTION: Urge Your Senators to Stop Subsidies for CAFOs

As early as Wednesday, Senators will start voting on amendments to Senator
Tom Harkin's (D-IA) Farm Bill -- which has the potential to protect farms
threatened by sprawl, provide funds for water quality programs, safeguard
wildlife habitat for endangered species, and restore 250,000 acres of
wetlands a year.

The Sierra Club supports an amendment sponsored by Senator Paul Wellstone
(D-MN) to restrict subsidies that factory farms can spend on constructing
animal waste structures. The proposed amendment institutes safeguards to
ensure that taxpayer funds are not used for the expansion of CAFOs. Unless
the amendment passes, factory farms will hog the subsidies and push family
farms out of the picture.

To send a letter to your Senators urging them to support the Wellstone
Amendment, please visit:
http://whistler.sierraclub.org/action/actionindex.jsp

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Anne Woiwode, Staff Director
Sierra Club Mackinac Chapter
109 East Grand River Avenue
Lansing, Michigan 48906
517-484-2372; fax 517-484-3108
anne.woiwode@sierraclub.org


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