When heritage breed hog farmer Mark Baker was going through his four-year battle against the state of Michigan over his challenge to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Invasive Species Order
Cook County, Minnesota District Court Judge Michael J. Cuzzo has ordered that Grand Marais dairy farmer Dave Berglund must comply with an October 14, 2014 administrative inspection order Judge Cuzzo issued allowing
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
Falls Church, VA—December 16, 2015—After a two-day trial, a jury in Fort Worth Municipal Court found FTCLDF member and Grandview dairy farmer Eldon Hooley guilty on one count of operating a food
Durham, Ontario—October 20, 2015—West Grey Police detained raw milk farmer Michael Schmidt on October 19, 2015 and held him overnight when he reported for booking on theft charges. The Canadian government is
From 2010–2014, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) did everything it could to put Gibbon dairy farmer Mike Hartmann out of business. Whether it was raiding Hartmann’s farm, impounding his truck, confiscating and destroying his products, embargoing his
In a ruling paving the way for a possible precedent-setting court decision on food freedom in Minnesota, Cook County District Judge Michael J. Cuzzo has denied the Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s (MDA) request to hold dairy farmer Dave Berglund in contempt for refusing to
WILL WISCONSIN SUPREME COURT UPHOLD FOOD FREEDOM?
By Gayle Loiselle
Three Wisconsin farms now have petitions for review before the state’s Supreme Court—all challenging the legality and constitutionality of contracts between farmers, private citizens and private food groups to acquire or provide fresh unpasteurized
Ask Your U.S. Representative to Co-Sponsor HR 4934
The recent solicitation by USDA for submachine guns raised concern among farmers and local food consumers. Why would an agency tasked with regulating agriculture in our country need such weapons?
At a hearing for Gibbon dairy farmer Mike Hartmann, Sibley County District Court Judge Erica H. McDonald dismissed five of six criminal charges brought by the state against Hartmann for violations of the Minnesota food and dairy code. Two of the charges arose from evidence seized during a December 4, 2012 stop of Hartmann’s vehicle by a state trooper; the other three came from the execution of a search warrant by Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) officials on