On January 9 Delegate Scott Lingamfelter introduced House Bill 1430 in the Virginia General Assembly to amend the State Right to Farm Act. HB 1430 is being called the Boneta Bill after Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund member and Fauquier County farmer Martha Boneta of Paris Barns at Historic Liberty Farm. Last year Fauquier County officials
The criminal trial for Amish dairy farmer Vernon Hershberger of Loganville, Wisconsin has been rescheduled for May 20 at the Sauk County Courthouse in Baraboo. The trial is slated to run five days; it had been scheduled to start on January 7. A pre-trial hearing in the case has been set for May 7. The reason for the postponement was
The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund has agreed to administer a litigation fund to be used to help finance the Drakes Bay Oyster Company’s lawsuit against the United States National Park Service. Drakes Bay Oyster Company (DBOC) is a family-owned, environmentally sustainable oyster farm on the
Fund members Randy and Libby Buchler of Shady Grove Farm learned today that their farming operation in Forsyth Township, Michigan can continue. Judge Thomas L. Solka of the Marquette County Circuit Court ruled that “because defendants’ farm . . . is protected from nuisance suits under the
Episode 4 of the Food Rights Hour podcast is an interview with Laura Bledsoe, whose farm-to-fork dinner was halted mid-preparation on October 21, 2011 by the Southern Nevada Health District.
The health inspector would not allow the food, prepared by a certified chef, to be served to the guests
Lack of available funding for their business operations remains a major obstacle for farmers. Banks have generally refused to make loans to small farms direct marketing their products to consumers; grants from government agencies such as USDA often have strings attached which frequently make the cost of compliance with the grant’s terms too high to
Learn how you can make your own cheese at home
Fundraiser – all proceeds toward defense of Hershberger
December 8, 2012 – Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Grazin’ Acres Farm Pantry – Loganville, WI 53943
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Congress is back in session, and it has to address how to fund the government in the coming year. The dangerous “Monsanto” rider is still on the table for the 2013 Appropriations bill, and we need to stop it!
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
Episode 3 of the Food Rights Hour podcast is an interview with Kristina Carmichael, a consumer involved in defending the source of her food, and Jojo Milano, a West Palm Beach area farmer. The West Palm Beach community fought back against zoning changes that would have negatively impacted a