NEWS regarding corn farmers - U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Brendan Shannon approved a process that would allow VeraSun Energy Corporation ten business days prior to delivery of corn, contracted with farmers, to cancel purchase contracts.
Keith Bolin, (corn and hog farmer from Bureau County, Ill., and one of the drafters of the Declaration for Healthy Food and Agriculture), Pres. American Corn Growers Association (ACGA), stated “There were only four real farmers and corn producers in the room.” and warned “this ruling leaves a lot of farm families in limbo, uncertain what their contracted bushels are worth and when they can actually sell them.” He added that VeraSun now has a captive supply of grain to 2011 with no guarantee of price. "If left unchecked, this debacle will erode the integrity of the markets and the rights of farmers.”
- Information from ACGA webpage. You can join the ACGA; (read about why), and you can write your government representatives today.
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