On September 15 at 9:00 a.m. the Virginia Supreme Court will hear oral argument in the case of York County Board of Supervisors et al. v. Bavuso, marking the second time in three years that oyster farmer and Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund member Anthony Bavuso will
Updates and press releases on the various cases handled or funded by the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FTCLDF or the "Fund") are posted below. Click on the titles below to view the full post.
If at first you don’t succeed at harassing a farmer out of business, try again…and again…and again. That has been the tack the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Hopewell Township have taken since 2012 against Amish farmer
Ridiculous, but true: The FDA is telling us that it can ban raw butter in interstate commerce under its power to regulate communicable disease.
Why is this ban silly?
– Raw butter has the safest record of any dairy product and has not been proven to cause any food borne illness.
– The law doesn’t allow the FDA to take this action.
Anthony Bavuso began oyster farming on his property in York County, Virginia because he wanted to be a producer and saw oysters as a way to help improve
The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FTCLDF) has agreed to represent Organic Pastures Dairy Company (OPDC) over OPDC’s citizens petition to modify the interstate ban on
In a major victory for Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund member Anthony Bavuso, a York County Poquoson Circuit Court Judge has ruled that the Virginia Right to Farm Act and a state zoning law prohibited York County from requiring Bavuso to obtain a special use permit in order to conduct oyster
The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund General Counsel Gary Cox provides updates on the cases he’s currently handling. Everyone represented in court by the Fund is a member of the organization.
NORTH DAKOTA—July 2, 2015—The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FTCLDF) has settled another case, this time on behalf of North Dakota farmer member Glen Philbrick, who was the victim of spray drift. Due to the drift of chemicals over his crops, he lost more than 4,000…
Dear Friend of Real Food,
“The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.” – Thomas Jefferson
If vigilance is the price of freedom, the work of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FTCLDF) and its members has been a beacon of vigilance helping restore basic food freedoms to people across the United States.
The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund’s General Counsel Gary Cox provides the rundown on the cases he’s currently handling. Everyone represented in court by FTCLDF is a member of the organization.