One of the benefits of an FTCLDF membership is help with contractual documents—like herdshare contracts. In 2014 FTCLDF set up a herdshare contract for Kirk and Pat Dotson of Houston Mountain Ranch, a third generation family ranch in Colorado. The Dotsons provide raw milk and other raw milk products from their A2/A2 Jersey cows through a Raw Milk Herdshare Program.
Cathy is a mother of six and a full-time farmer. She sells most of her vegetables at a farmers market in Southern California, along with her coveted honey from hives on her farm. Last year, an inspector contracted by the state was hassling Cathy.
As a kid, I picked cherries from the cherry tree in our backyard. Another form of cherry-picking occurs when FSIS inspectors base an allegation of noncompliance on isolated regulatory text and ignore the qualifying regulatory text. 9 CFR 416.2(b): Construction is often cherry-picked.
Skilled litigator Alexia Kulwiec will help FTCLDF better serve existing and new members and defend food freedom.
Marketing and profitability advice are some of the top requests from our members. That’s why we are SO excited to announce that Charlotte Smith, of 3 Cow Marketing, is delivering a FREE webinar that is guaranteed to help with marketing and profitability of the farm!
Over the last few months, we have collected responses from our members and supporters about aspects of farming that they wish they would have known about before they began their journey.
A few years ago, Steve and Wendy bought a five-acre parcel in southern Michigan, perfect for growing specialty crops. Unbeknownst to them, their idyllic parcel was located in a dystopian township, run by a mean-spirited zoning inspector who did not cotton to outsiders and had no grasp…
An undeniable truth: someone will disappoint you at some point in your life. An undeniable falsehood: 9 CFR 416.2(a) prohibits insects and rodents within an official establishment.
I recently chatted with Harvest Market, a natural foods store in Delaware. I answered questions about FTCLDF, the work we conduct, and our plans for the future. I thought you all would enjoy our conversation.
I’d been selling grass-fed meat products for several years and had never had any issues with the USDA. Until one day, I received a phone call from a distraught lady about the photo of our meat that I had posted online. The image was a big pile of meat that had “not for sale” written on…