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Enough Is Enough Tour

May 14 @ 8:00 am - June 4 @ 5:00 pm

16 farm organizations announced the launch of the national Enough Is Enough Tour in protest of government policies that drive consolidation of the food system into the hands of the largest multinational corporations to the detriment of farmers and ranchers.

With Congress preparing to debate the farm bill during prime planting and calving season, restricting farmers’ and ranchers’ ability to bring their voices to Washington D.C., farm groups will gather at events in at least six states to call on members of Congress to deliver a bill that levels the playing field.

A major focus of the tour is to highlight corruption in government checkoff programs, which compel farmers and ranchers to contribute a staggering one billion dollars annually and which have been co-opted by corporate interests. Checkoff dollars are often funneled to lobbying organizations that represent the world’s largest meatpackers and grain traders, which then work against the interests of the very farmers and ranchers mandated to pay into the programs.

Enough Is Enough Tour events will take place across the country, hosted by grassroots and national organizations representing the interests of our nation’s food producers:

  • May 14 | Clearwater, MN | Hosted by American Grassfed Association and Thousand Hills Farm
  • May 22 | Osseo, WI | Hosted by Wisconsin Farmers Union
  • May 24 | Nicodemus, KS | Hosted by Kansas Black Farmers Association
  • May 29 | Columbiana, OH | Hosted by Buckeye Quality Beef Association, Ohio Farmers Union, and Pennsylvania Farmers Union
  • May 31 | Guntersville, AL | Hosted by Alabama Contract Poultry Growers Association, Competitive Markets Action, and the Organization for Competitive Markets
  • June 4 | Bismarck, ND | Hosted by Dakota Resource Council

Details

Start:
May 14 @ 8:00 am
End:
June 4 @ 5:00 pm