UPDATE – March 2013
- Sen. Tom Apodaca, Chair (919)733-5745
- Sen. Bob Rucho (919)733-5655
- Sen. Harry Brown (919)715-3034
- Sen. Bill Rabon (919)733-5963
- Sen. E. S. (Buck) Newton (919)715-3030
- Sen. Shirley B. Randleman (919)733-5743
- Murry (Chair), (919) 733-5602
- Samuelson, (919) 715-3009
- Hager, (919) 733-5749
- Starnes, (919) 733-5931
- T. Moore, (919) 733-4838
- Dollar, (919) 715-0795
- Tine, (919) 733-5906
- Brisson, (919) 733-5772
**Please CALL these offices ASAP to voice your support for the continuation of the NC Sustainable Local Food Advisory Council. Ask them to remove the house provision from S10 that references the council. The NCSLFAC provides a forum for state agencies to work together to reduce regulatory barriers to small businesses to allow the local food economy to grow. The council operates without a budget, so its elimination will not cut spending.
Please circulate this information widely throughout your networks.
Shivaugn M. Rayl
Background on the Sustainable Local Food Advisory Council -
The NC Sustainable Local Food Advisory Council was established by law in 2009 to contribute to building the state’s local food economy by recommending policies that benefit local food and farming to the General Assembly, the Governor and the Commissioner of Agriculture. For the last three years, the Council has successfully promoted new policies, launched research projects, and championed NC’s local food future with the Governor, the General Assembly and the Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services. The Council has successfully removed regulatory burdens on small farms and local foods, including:
- increasing the number of poultry that can be processed on farm from 1,000/year to 20,000;
- freeing small-scale value-added processing activities from industrial-scale waste water treatment rules;
- addressing unfair property tax burdens on small farms.
These are just a few examples of the Council’s effective work.
Thank you for calling to thank your legislator today!