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
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Mark Baker of Baker's Green Acres is a heritage hog breeder in Michigan.
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
Farm Family Threatened with $700,000 Fine for Raising Pigs
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
FTCLDF Is Leveling the Playing Field for Our Farmers
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: Internet Barnraisings
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
Heritage Pig Farm Embargoed, USDA and DNR Close In
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