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PROTECT LOCAL FOOD PRODUCTION.

VIDEO = Callicrate testimony at Colorado NAIS listening session.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrKihUyc__w   An open letter to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack:  Will we eat from our own backyards or beg food from big agribusiness?  By Mike Callicrate --- The video is different than the written comments.  Both are included in the petition.
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Mike Callicrate in his Colorado Springs natural meat market where he markets his own and other producers naturally raised, high quality meats, local produce and other healthy food products.

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We the undersigned request that Secretary Vilsack pay careful attention to Mike Callicrate's letter below and act accordingly to protect local production of REAL food.

We the undersigned ask that our Congressmen and our President give Secretary Vilsack strong support to protect local farmers and ranchers who produce REAL food.


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On June 11, 2009,  I received word that someone had a problem signing this petition.   They signed it but it did not work, their name did not get posted as having signed it.
If you run into this problem, the best suggestion I have is to copy-paste it and send it on your own.

Some contact info for that purpose:  

VILSACK: AgSec@usda.gov  

OBAMA: http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/
(5000 character limit, I believe your letter will fit but if it doesn't, send it in 2 parts)  

CONGRESS: http://action.nwlc.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Find_Your_Elected_Officials
These are my favorites, let me know if they don't work.
I have some other links buried in my files, tho I don't find them as easy to use and it would take me some time to find them because I DON'T use them.

You can also fax Secretary Vilsack at 202-720-2166



If the links don't work, paste the URL into your browser addy box.

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Mike Callicrate is an independent cattle producer, business entrepreneur and political activist, particularly outspoken in addressing the rural and social impacts of current economic trends.

Mike Callicrate
Ranch Foods Direct
2901 N. El Paso
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
719-473-2306
www.ranchfoodsdirect.com
Nobull Blog
YouTube

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