A Fight for Fowl Freedom

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“If he wants farm fresh eggs, he can drive out to a farm and get them. They [chickens] are loud, they stink, and people here in O’Fallon just don’t want these animals.” That is what O’Fallon, Missouri Mayor Bill Hennessey said to a reporter in a recent interview. Those words still

Vote NO and Protect Missouri Family Farms Action Alert

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Oppose Amendment #1 Change to State Constitution
 
On August 5, 2014, Missouri voters will decide on whether to pass Constitutional Amendment #1, also known as the “Right to Farm Amendment” (aka the “Right to Harm” amendment).
 
While the right to farm is something everyone should support, Amendment One serves as a bio-tech/concentrated

Morningland Cheese to Be Destroyed

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A two-and-a-half year battle between Morningland and the Missouri State Milk Board over cheese embargoed at the Morningland facility will be ending on January 25 when Milk Board officials will be carting some 32,000 to 35,000 pounds of cheese off to a local landfill for disposal. Morningland owners, Joe and Denise Dixon, have invited members of the public to be present for

Raw Milk Right of Passage

Story as told by the Bechards’ daughter Katie—trauma turned to triumph.
 
Got milk? The rhetorical positive answer to this question is in jeopardy. If you could have told me when I was 14 and bought my first dairy cow, that milk would become a controversial issue and

Bechards Get Favorable Settlement with Missouri Milk Board

Falls Church, VA (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Last month Armand and Teddi Bechard entered into a consent agreement with the State of Missouri, ending a case that began in 2009. On two occasions in the spring of 2009, undercover agents from the Springfield-Greene County Health Department allegedly purchased raw milk at the Bechard’s central delivery point, a health food store parking lot in Springfield.

Morningland Dairy Still Needs Your Help!

Missouri’s farmstead cheesemaker remains shut down and is in the process of appealing the judge’s ruling. The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FTCLDF) got involved in the case from the very beginning, and the Dixons are very thankful that they had somewhere to turn in their hour of crisis. Joe Dixon has had to go on

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