Originally Answered: Is HR 875 the end of organic farming?
Yes they will destroy small farms from coast to coast. You think that the food borne illness outbreaks are bad now? Wait until this thing gets going. They basically want to completely industrialize farming and crush all the small farms in America. If you want nutrient dense, clean food, without chemicals or antibiotics you wont be able to get it anymore. Even if you plant a small garden in your back yard they want to classify it as a farm and control you. They want to chip your animals and be able to come in and seize your property if you do not comply with their draconian rules. This is a tragedy and no one out there seems to care much at all. I'm disgusted and disheartened by it. I am a small farmer, I grow food for my family and raise a few cows. This was MY "American dream", I never wanted to be rich, now it will all be stolen from me.
EDIT- Livin' life and wifey, you've not read the bill obviously. Check the definitions portion of the bill, you will see.
(14) FOOD PRODUCTION FACILITY- The term ‘food production facility’ means any farm, ranch, orchard, vineyard, aquaculture facility, or confined animal-feeding operation.
If you grown ANY food you are a farm as described in this bill.
Wake up, you have rights and so do I! If I sell food to you at the farmers market and you get sick, you know where it came from. You don't need the government to be a middle man if we live down the road from each other. DUH!