Heritage breed hog farmers Mark Baker and Brenda Turunen will be having their day in court after judges in their respective cases denied motions to dismiss their lawsuits challenging the swine Invasive Species Order (ISO) issued by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR). A trial date has
Chippewa farmer sues DNR in federal court
For over a year now, four different lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of a Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Invasive Species Order on swine have been making their way through Michigan county courts. Recently a fifth lawsuit was filed in the Federal District Court for
Dear Friend of Real Food,
The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FTCLDF) is now in its 6th year and I couldn’t be prouder of the organization’s many accomplishments–helping protect farmers engaged in direct farm-to-consumer sales and supporting farmers who produce the raw milk and the other nutrient-dense foods that nourish ourselves and our families.