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Farm Labor Tractorcade to Madison, WI March 12

March 10, 2011

This Saturday, farmers will be riding their tractors into Madison in solidarity with the struggle for labor rights and a just state budget. Rural communities will be unjustly affected by proposed cuts to education, BadgerCare, as well as Gov. Walker’s decision to eliminate funding for the Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin program.

The tractorcade is sponsored by Family Farm Defenders and Wisconsin Farmers Union. Tractors will take John Nolan Drive into Madison starting around 9:45 am and circle the state capitol between 10:00 am and 11:00 am. The tractor parade will be followed by a rally at the capitol. Speakers include Joel Greeno and Sarah Lloyd, both Dairy Farmers, Tony Schultz, a Vegetable and Beef Farmer and Jim Hightower, a national commentator and former Texas Agriculture Commissioner.Farmers are encouraged to wear green and all are encouraged to bring placards, cow bells, and other signs of solidarity.

Donate here to help offset farmers’ expenses for driving their tractors to Madison. Any farmers interested in joining  the parade contact:  John Peck at Family Farm Defenders.  608-260-0900   familyfarmdefenders@yahoo.com

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