Grange Notes by Tim Swartz, President (with everyone’s help) for June 7, 2018
A kitchen-full of enthusiastic cooks
The Grange is happy to see our facilities used to share skills, stories, traditions and flavors among the varied communities here in Central Vermont.
Singing new anthems
We started singing alternatives to the Star-Spangled Banner in June, starting with “America the Beautiful”; we’ll sing alternates in even-numbered months, and the regular anthem in the odd-numbered ones.
And during the summer, our Hall and our members and friends will be busy with events, improvements, plantings and more–I’ll be sending out Grange Notes to keep you up to date. Please write in with suggestions or your own articles to be included!
Maple Syrup labeling–“added sugars”?
I found reading some of the existing comments was informative and helped me understand the issue, and helped me to leave a more persuasive comment (at least, I think it is!).
1. Go to https://www.regulations.gov/
2. Then, you can click on the Comment Now! button. A page will come up with an area where a comment can be written. You can even attach documents!
3. Below the comment section, you can enter your name, or not (it will be labeled as “anonymous”).
4. You can also choose to “Submit on behalf of” an association or organization. If you check that box, you will be required to enter the name of an organization, like Capital City Grange #469.
5. And finally, you are required to identify yourself as part of a category–Individual consumer, or Association, or Animal Feed Industry, or many other choices. Then you can click the “Submit” button, and your comment will be posted and considered as the FDA evaluates the need for revising the proposed rule.
OR: you can submit a written comment to:
Food and Drug Administration
5630 Fishers Lane, rm. 1061
Rockville, MD 20852
For written comments–BE SURE TO PUT IN THE LETTER: Docket Number: FDA-2018-D-0075
Let your voice be heard, whatever your opinion is! The Grange always encourages members and other community members to have their say, on matters of policy and public interest. We’re not partisan–but we are certainly not silent!