Archuleta County, Colorado rancher Stephen (Steve) Keno, who has already served one week in jail and been fined $1,000 on a contempt of court charge related to allegedly grazing his sheep illegally, is now facing a
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.
Swarms Post: Two farmers, Mike Hartmann and Alvin Schlangen, head to court this week. Just last Thursday, Hartman was stopped and his truck impounded.
The plight of two Minnesota raw milk providers and those families who depend on them seems to get worse by the minute. As the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) continues to
Jurors Who Acquitted Dairyman in Criminal Trial to Join in Ice Cream Social
Farmer Vernon Hershberger of Wisconsin, recently acquitted on 3 of 4 criminal charges for food distribution, will host a press conference on his farm regarding his appeal of the 4th charge. Members of the press are invited to attend. Jurors from his trial and members of
Schlangen Found Innocent by Jury in Hennepin County Now Threatened with Jail in Stearns County
Stearns County, Minnesota—(August 5, 2013)—Peaceful farmer, Alvin Schlangen, faces five criminal charges with a possible penalty of up to 15 months imprisonment and $5,000 in fines at his trial slated to run August 13-15, 2013, in St. Cloud. Schlangen is no
Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund Files Appeal in Wisconsin Raw Milk Case
Falls Church, VA—July 3, 2013 (GlobeNewswire)—The absolute right to private, unregulated, direct trade with a local raw milk producer is being fully tested in the heart of “America’s Dairyland.” The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund decided to appeal the