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
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Mark Baker filed a complaint in February 2012 against the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) over the impending implementation of an Invasive Species Order (ISO) that prohibited certain swine. The ISO was supposedly issued in 2010 to control the feral pig population in Michigan and went into effect April 1, 2012.Learn more
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
Since its inception in 2007, the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (“FTCLDF” or the “Fund”) has worked to establish and protect the rights of farmers to direct market the products of the farm and the rights of consumers to obtain the foods of their choice from the source of their choice.
This summary covers the Fund’s work during 2013 and the first half of 2014.
In a victory for Michigan’s heritage breed hog farmers, Marquette County Circuit Court Judge Thomas L. Solka has ruled that both the swine Invasive Species Order (ISO) and the Declaratory Ruling (DR) issued by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) are unconstitutional. In his March 21
Judge Orders DNR to Leave Farmer Alone
Lake City, Michigan—(March 4, 2014)—Two years after suing the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) over the legality of its swine Invasive Species order, Mark Baker is now free to raise and sell his hybrid heritage breed pigs. In a February 26, 2014 hearing, less than two weeks before a scheduled March 11, 2014 trial date, DNR
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
Farm advocates to gather for a court hearing in support of the Bakers
Falls Church, Virginia–(July 8, 2013)–The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR), through the Michigan Attorney General, is asking the judge hearing Mark Baker’s case to fine him $700,000. DNR believes Mark has 70 “illegal pigs” being raised in violation of an
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.
Episode 7 of the Food Rights Hour podcast is about internet barnraisings. During this two-part episode by host Kimberly Hartke, Paul Wheaton talks about his Kickstarter campaign for a rocket mass heater DVD, and his popular permaculture discussion forum, permies.com. Then, Kimberly and Mark Baker discuss his campaign on Indiegogo for his new project, Anyone Can Farm. Learn how farmers and other permaculture extraordinaires are
Baker’s Green Acres made the news last spring as the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) went on a mission to eradicate heritage pigs, calling them a feral invasive species. This move would wipe out the entire small-scale farm whose animals pose no threat to