Falls Church, Virginia (August 28, 2012) — Wisconsin dairy farmer, Vernon Hershberger of Loganville, has retained the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FTCLDF) to represent him in his upcoming criminal trial on four misdemeanor counts for alleged violations of the Wisconsin food and dairy code. The trial was originally supposed to take place on September 25
Mother Earth News Fair, Seven Springs, Pennsylvania, September 21 – 23, 2012! Bring your family to a fun-filled sustainable lifestyle event, packed with hands-on workshops and demonstrations on renewable energy, small-scale farming, green building, organic gardening and more! The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense is stepping up this year to help the Weston A. Price Foundation provide three full days
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.
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
It’s important to know before you go to any event involving acts of civil disobedience. We applaud the courage of those who stand up for their rights and the rights of others. Courage comes from knowing the risks and going forward in spite of them. Although attorneys of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund cannot condone acts of civil disobedience, members are welcome to inquire about
June was a great month for food freedom in New Hampshire–one in which the state did right by its motto, “live free or die”. Two different bills were signed into law which will potentially set a favorable precedent elsewhere for those producers selling raw milk and those consumers trying to obtain the food of their
Aggressive regulators interfering with lemonade stands and raw milk with cookies have pushed fed-up parents to stage a protest on August 18 on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol in acts of civil disobedience against laws restricting food freedom of choice. The following
Joel Salatin opens the gates wide to Polyface each year to help FTCLDF raise money to help farmers in need. He’s doing it again this year on September 8. In fact, Joel knows only to well how FTCLDF attorneys can help. In his five years as a loyal member, he’s called on the attorneys’ expertise
It costs money, lots of money, to defend these lives and livelihoods and the right of food choice.
• in the life of a farm family at the end of their rope, dealing with the government officials hassling them about minutiae, while farm chores can’t wait.
Despite the summer heat wave and temperatures above 106 degrees, nearly 200 supporters of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FTCLDF) celebrated the 5th Anniversary of its founding on Saturday, July 7, 2012.
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The event began with a tour of Geoffrey and Sally Morell’s new farm, P.A. Bowen Farmstead in southern Maryland. Afterwards, guests