Congress will soon be considering the Farm Bill, so it’s time to tell your Representative to support common-sense regulations for local meat production! High-quality local meat can be hard to find, and one of the main reasons is the shortage of inspected slaughterhouses that are accessible to small farmers in many parts of the country.
While the sale of raw milk is illegal in Virginia, raw milk advocates have used the concept of herd sharing to obtain the revered, nutrient-dense food for decades. In a herd share agreement, consumers pay a farmer a fee for boarding their animal (or share of the animal), caring for…
Congressman Collin C. Peterson (D-MN), a ranking member of the Agriculture Committee, is the latest representative to join H.R 2657 as a co-sponsor. Peterson joins original co-sponsors: Representatives Chellie Pingree (D-ME), Justin Amash (R-MI), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), John Garamendi (D-CA), Glenn Grothman (R-WI), Jared Huffman (D-CA)…
High-quality local meat can be hard to find, and one of the main reasons is the shortage of inspected slaughterhouses that are accessible to small farmers in many parts of the country. Farmers often have to haul their animals several
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The USDA is holding a series of meetings to discuss Animal ID. We objected to the timing of the initial meetings—all scheduled during the extremely busy ranching season of April and May—and USDA has added two more meetings in
Virginia House Bill 1897 (HB 1897) and Senate Bill 1529 (SB 1529) are companion bills introduced, respectively, by Delegate Nick Freitas and Senator Jill Holtzman Vogel to make it crystal clear that aquaculture is
Virginia House Bill 2030 would allow the face-to-face sale of food products at farmers markets or through farm-based and home-based sales directly to consumers as long as the producer
Here is a letter from a supporter of Mark Baker about yesterday’s raid on Baker’s Green Acres and other actions the state of Michigan has taken against Mark. The Michigan Department of Agriculture obtained a warrant to search
States’ rights and the individual’s right to be informed about genetically engineered foods are under serious threat. A bit of good news is that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced it is revoking the registration of “Enlist Duo,” a toxic herbicide developed to
Grassroots support is more important than anything now
in getting a Wisconsin Raw Milk Bill passed this legislative session!
Right now! Your calls to both of your state legislators asking them to Co-Sponsor the new Raw Milk Draft LRB 2821 will make a big difference. Click here to