Agriculture Workshop Comment Number: AGW-13107

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Comment Number: AGW-13107

Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2009 4:18 PM
To: ATR-Agricultural Workshops
Subject: Comment

Nancy Stumpf
S43W39105 County RD D
Dousman, WI 53118-8723

December 26, 2009

US Department of Justice

Dear US Department of Justice:

Thank you for the opportunity to submit comments in advance of the
Department of Justice's workshops on "Agriculture and Antitrust
Enforcement Issues in Our 21st Century Economy."

Through out agricultural history farmers working hand in hand with nature
have developed improved seed varieties.  Thus, when conditions changed
farmers adapted.  As a result, we had a rich variety of seed types for
every crop grown.  I say had because it seems the inventory of heirloom
seeds is decreasing.  Seed companies are being bought up and the control
of seed offerings is increasingly is in the hands of a few corporations
such as Monsanto.  Although many of us are aware of this and are making
grassroot efforts to retain heirloom varieties for our own protection and
those of future generations; we do not have the USDA support that Monsanto
lobbiests and associates garner.  As taxpayers, voters and salt of the
earth citizens we want a greater voice in what the powers that be are
doing in Washington.  Please listen to my voice for I am one of many  who
are concerned.  Keep seeds in the hands of those who live by them -
farmers, not global,  far reaching, corporations


Nancy Stumpf

Updated April 7, 2016

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