Agriculture Workshop Comment Number: AGW-14059

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Comment Number: AGW-14059

From: Molly Collard
Sent: Wednesday, December 30, 2009 10:18 AM
To: ATR-Agricultural Workshops
Subject: Comments Regarding Agriculture and Antitrust Enforcement Issues in Our 21st Century Economy


My name is Molly Collard. I am a mother, graduate student, and sustainable food advocate.  I am extremely concerned about the health and safety of our food system.

I struggle to find locally produced, sustainable food choices while every day our local farmers go out of business.  I aspire to become a farmer but small scale farmers find it hard to compete with industrial scale factory farms.  I am very concerned with the environmental pollution produced from CAFOs and other large scale farming operations.  We need to preserve our top soil and keep our waters free of chemicals.

Thank you for hearing my voice.

Molly Collard

Updated April 7, 2016

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