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Family Farm Supporters,

Below is information about an important meeting regarding corporate concentration of the seed industry: "Takin' It Back: Bringing Fairness & Competition Back to the Seed Industry for Our Farmers".  As you know, over the last three years Monsanto and the biotech lobby have introduced bills to stop all regulation of the seed industry in Missouri ("The Seed Bill"-2006) and to prohibit farmers and processors from labeling dairy products as coming from cows not given rBGH ("rBGH Labeling Bill"-2008).  It took thousands of concerned citizens like you to stop these bills, and it will take all of us to keep Monsanto from taking even greater control of the seed industry.  Lack of competition in the seed industry is bad for Missouri's farmers, bad for consumers and bad for rural economies. 

Where: Mark Twain State Park
When: Saturday, July 12th, with dinner included.

Give us a call for more information at (573) 449.1336.  Hope to see you there!

Missouri Rural Crisis Center
1108 Rangeline Street
Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 449.1336

An All-American Event Complete with Old Time Music, Information & Barbeque

Chair: State Senator Wes Shoemyer

Speakers include:
James Robertson – former Mississippi Judge
Troy Roush – Indiana farmer
Derry Brownfield – Derry Brownfield Show
Kenny Hulshof – Congressman, 9th District (invited)
Moe Parr -- Indiana seed cleaner
William Heffernan – Professor Emeritus, University of Missouri-Columbia

When: Saturday, July 12, 2008

Where: Mark Twain State Park
(Huck Hall, located off Highway 107)
3:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Cost: FREE (barbeque provided)

Music by Miss Crystal and the Codgers

Missouri farmers are paying more for crop seed than ever before and with less choice.

Concentration of power in the seed industry is a major problem for rural Missouri.

We hope you’ll join us to learn about the problem, how to make a difference and have some fun doing it.

For more information, contact Kristina Hubbard with Organization for Competitive Markets (OCM) at or 406-203-4433.

OCM is a national organization of farmers and ranchers working to reclaim fair, open and competitive markets for American agriculture.




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