Joel Salatin testified on April 30, 2015 before a legislative committee in favor of a state constitutional amendment in Maine on the Right to Food. Below is the text of his remarks.
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH—(March 26, 2015)—Tuesday was a day of both excitement and tragedy for the Patterson family, owners and operators of Red Acre Farms CSA in Southern Utah. Symbria and Sara, a mother and daughter team have been working hard for months for the passage of a bill that would allow Utah residents to operate or participate in “herd share” programs in
RECLUSE, WY—(February 17, 2015)—The Wyoming Food Freedom Act [HB0056] has passed the Wyoming House of Representatives by a 60–0 vote and has cleared the Senate Agriculture Committee. The bill will now be heard by the full Senate; if passed, the bill will be sent to Governor Mead’s desk for
Protecting our small farmers with a 2-tier food regulatory system
You weren’t invited to participate in the major rewrite of regulations impacting small farmers. Small farmers weren’t invited or consulted either. These bills created a stealth competitive barrier for small farmers in farmers markets, and a
A major development in the American system of government has been the rise in power of the executive branch and the corresponding weakening of the “separation of powers” doctrine. In this article, Wendy Banka, President of the of the Michigan Small Farms Council, reports on the