Federal Farm and Food Policy Project

MRCC members work for federal farm and food policies that support independent family farmers, challenge corporate control over the marketplace and agricultural system, and ensure access to affordable, high-quality food raised by independent farm families.

Our federal farm and food priorities are primarily focused on efforts to improve livestock competition, expose and challenge taxpayer-funded corporate subsidies, address food safety, security and nutrition programs and positively influence Farm Bill debates and subsequent implementation.

So-Called “Free Trade”

So-called “free trade agreements” have dramatically increased the profits of multi-national corporate agribusiness at the expense of U.S. farmers & farmers around the world. These trade deals take power away from our local & state elected representatives & puts decision-making power into the hands of an international unelected, unaccountable body—a virtual corporate, global constitution!

Stop Fast-Track & the TPP
Congress is currently considering a new sweeping “Free Trade” agreement—the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)—that has been negotiated in secret and is being “fast-tracked” through Congress. If “fast-track” authority is granted, this NAFTA-style corporate power grab would allow for an up-or-down vote only with no public input or hearings & virtually no debate.

Please Call YOUR Congressperson & Senator’s Blunt & McCaskill
Tell them to STOP Fast-Track and STOP the TPP

Call your Congressperson by calling the Capitol Switchboard with your zip code at (202) 224-3121.

Call Senator Blunt at (202) 224-5712
Call Senator McCaskill at (202) 224-6154

Country of Origin Labeling (COOL)

COOL allows consumers to know where the meat on the grocery store shelves is from, and to choose meat that is born, raised and processed in the U.S.

Since its creation, multi-national meatpackers and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) are conducting an all-out affront on Country of Origin Labeling (COOL).  And, the World Trade Organization (WTO), an international organization dealing with rules of trade between nations, has attempted to undermine the U.S. COOL guidelines for meat.  An unelected and unaccountable international panel like the WTO should not decide what information U.S. consumers can learn about the meat they buy. And, the WTO should not be able to undermine U.S. laws and limit consumer choice.

MRCC members have made it clear that COOL is important to Missouri farmers and consumers, and we must continue to keep the pressure on policymakers to ensure the right of consumers to know where their meat comes from.

Please Call YOUR Congressperson & Senator’s Blunt & McCaskill
Tell them that American farm families & consumers have a right to know if their meat is raised, slaughtered and processed in the United States or not—protect our right to know and oppose any changes to COOL.

Call your Congressperson by calling the Capitol Switchboard with your zip code at (202) 224-3121.

Call Senator Blunt at (202) 224-5712
Call Senator McCaskill at (202) 224-6154