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Pls Submit Testimony: No Canola in the Valley

PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:31 pm
by kokomojo
http://farmandfoodrights.org/public-testimony-page.html




Canola Testimony Questionnaire – Gardeners/Consumers



Personal information is optional, but your name and location do strengthen your testimony. The decision making criteria stated by the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) are:


1)disease control issues

2) pest issues

3) weed issues (this includes cross pollination problems)


Please send your testimony to the emails or address at the bottom of this form.

Name:

Location:

Are you a small farmer/gardener/urban farmer? (please note which):


How strict should canola controls be in Oregon? (i.e.,”The boundaries should not change”; “Canola should be banned in the entire Willamette Valley watershed”; “The boundaries should include…”; etc)


Do you save seed from your garden?


Are you concerned about canola’s potential harm to our local food system?


Are you concerned about how canola-created pest problems could harm your food supply?


Are you concerned about canola contaminating animal feed?


Please complete these sentences if they apply to you: (please explain in detail)

Canola/rapeseed can harm my ability to grow…



Canola/rapeseed can increase my pest issues…



Canola/rapeseed can harm my ability to save seed by…



Any other information that the public and/or the ODA should know?



Please email your testimony to both:

Oregonians for Farm & Food Rights: foodandfarm@peak.org
and the

Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA): canola-rulemaking@oda.state.or.us


Or mail to:

Canola Hearings Officer, Department of Agriculture, 635 Capitol St. NE, Salem, OR 97301

and:

Oregonians for Farm & Food Rights, P.O. Box 82, Blachly, OR 97412


We (Oregonians for Farm & Food Rights) will document all new testimony to ensure it is counted. Your testimony helps establish a powerful record of public opinion regarding food security, plus is a key vote of support for our local farmers. Thank you for helping preserve Oregon’s food system.