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Blogathon starts in 13 hours and 45 minutes! Please sponsor. July 28, 2006 7:17 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Announcements, Daily Life, Of Interest
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I am turning on the heat. We have this week ONLY to find sponsors for Blogathon 2006! I have joined forces with Barry, Jay, and Cathy to help raise a contribution to Farm Aid by blogging every thirty minutes starting at 9am EST on this Saturday July 29 and continuing for 24 hours.

The mission of Farm Aid is to keep family farmers on their land. Family farmers are our only guarantee for fresh, local food. Our goal is to bring together family farmers and citizens to restore family farm-centered agriculture. Family farmers ensure safe, healthful food, protect natural resources, and strengthen local economies. [Source]

I once thought Farm Aid was just something Willie, Neil, John, and others sang songs about after Band Aid sales went down. I have since learned about Farm Aid and corporate farming. I feel the family farm is important to our culture, the quality of our food, and local economics. I believe in Farm Aid’s mission and ask that you support me during Blogathon 2006 with a donation to our cause.

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Thank you Michael Silence for the announcement!

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1. Atomictumor - July 28, 2006

I’d love to help, but I’m le broke.

2. tim - August 1, 2006

i would guess that farm aid is maybe linked to the political agenda of blocking free trade restrictions of tarrifs and subsidies in agricutlure – this is only a guess
this of course does double damage – costs you americans taxpayer dollards subsidising ineffienct agfricultuire and costing you more in the hip pocket for more expensive food.
NAtions like australia and new zealand who have far more efficient agriculture industries than the usa and europeans are unfairly penalised in delivering their products into yopur market competing against often inferior goods that are subsided with tax payer dollars. as a direct result our food prices are more expensive here as farmers try to recoup the lost export dollars.
so sorry …no donations from me for that one!

let me kow if farm aid is not in anyway linked to this political agenda

3. djuggler - August 1, 2006

That’s enlightening. I will inquire.