Episode 5 of the Food Rights Hour podcast is all about farm-to-consumer access. During this three-part episode by host Kimberly Hartke, you’ll hear Joel Salatin and other proponents talk about Virginia’s HB 1430, the “Boneta Bill,” which provides that the “commerce of farm-to-business and farm-to-consumer sales” is included in the Virginia Right to Farm Act; an interview with Liz Reitzig about the new foodie and farm matching website, FarmMatch.com; and interviews with Alvin Schlangen’s lawyer 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
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
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
San Juan County in Washington state did the indefensible. They closed a farm stand that had been in operation for more than two and a half years because the county recently decided that since the farm stand was “open to the public,” it had to meet commercial building requirements.
When an inspector from the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness showed up with a ‘cease and desist’ order and slapped a quarantine order from the Kentucky Department of Health Services on 76 half gallons of raw milk about to be picked up by members of a local buying club, the club members’ defied the orders. John Moody spoke on how to be prepared for a government raid over food.
Food bill de-regulating raw and local foods moves into House Legislation to allow the sale of raw milk, homemade food products, and other direct-to-consumer goods has finally passed committee and entered the House. Known as the Wyoming Food Freedom Act, the bill would allow local food producers, farmers, home crafters, and more to sell their
Business Mirror PILI, Camarines Sur—A Filipino-made bio-organic plant supplement developed from fruit extracts and beneficial microorganisms is now available in the market for farmers who wish to increase their crop yields by as much as 30 percent while reducing the use of chemical fertilizer by 50 percent during the initial cropping. Called Seed Growth, the
Since the United States Congress enacted the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) into law in 1946, the American people have been bombarded by regulations issued by the federal bureaucracy. Federal agencies are only supposed to implement laws contained in the CFR (Code of Federal Regulations). As the following account illustrates, they have been known to make up and implement regulations that are not found in the CFR in violation of the APA.