Upcoming Bill Will Affect Local Family Farmers And Consumers

Monday, February 19, 2018

If you live in or near Chattanooga, and you love the fresh fare at our local farmers’ market each week, and feel good about shopping local and eating foods from family farmers, I want to tell you about a threat they are facing which also affects you. It is a sneaky little bill that’s about to come before our legislature.

U.S. Rep. Steve King of Iowa would like to force Tennessee to allow inferior agricultural products to be sold across state lines. His bill, known as the King Bill, HR 3599, undercuts and abolishes thousands of pro-consumer state laws all at once. Years’ worth of researched laws cut down in one bill. This goes against our right to avoid federal overreach, as well forbidding states to monitor the safety and quality of food brought in across state lines. 

Please call your members of Congress and tell them to oppose the King bill in order to keep our food safe and businesses protected from big government. 

Mary Marr
Hixson



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