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Senate to Vote on Local Food Aid in Farm Bill Next Week

October 2007

We have some exciting news to share.

Your voice was heard in the U.S. Senate.

The Farm Bill, scheduled to be voted on by the full Senate next week, includes funding for a $25 million pilot project for locally-sourced food aid for hungry people around the world.

We want to thank you for your support of this crucial legislation.

This is a big win.

At the last minute, Senator Pat Roberts (KS-R) threatened to call an amendment that would have squashed the pilot project. Thanks to the support of activists like you, this program that will offer support to family farmers around the world and improve our ability to feed the hungry is alive.

We will continue to keep you posted as this legislation makes its way through Congress.

We hope that we will have more good news before Thanksgiving.

Again, thank you, on behalf of the millions of family farmers around the world who feed their local communities. 

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