Dear President-Elect Obama,
We congratulate you on your historic victory and welcome the change that your election promises to usher in for our nation. As leaders in the sustainable agriculture and rural advocacy community we supported you in record numbers during the caucus, primary and general election because of the family farm-friendly policies that you advocated during your campaign.
As our nation’s future president, we hope that you will take our concerns under advisement when nominating our next Secretary of Agriculture because of the crucial role this Secretary will play in revitalizing our rural economies, protecting our nation’s food supply and our environment, improving human health and well-being, rescuing the independent family farmer, and creating a sustainable renewable energy future.
We believe that our nation is at a critical juncture in regard to agriculture and its impact on the environment and that our next Secretary of Agriculture must have a broad vision for our collective future that is greater than what past appointments have called for..." ---courtesty of www.fooddemocracynow.org---
Follow the link at the top of this post to be directed the full text of the above letter/petition to President-Elect Obama, regarding what we hope can result in his appointment of a sustainably minded Secretary of Agriculture. His decision will hold direct importance to the future of your ability to have access to not only the most locally grown and organic foods possible, but also access to the small farmers who grow it. Check it out!