Kris Unger owns Dairy Delight, a 100-head herd share operation in Michigan. Dairy Delight’s cows are coddled. They receive a six-month break every year, and are rotationally grazed on over one hundred acres. Dairy Delight herd share owners are devoted to clean, local food, without government interference. The Michigan Department of
The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) has filed a complaint with the Livingston County Circuit Court asking that the court order the destruction of, among other foods, 18 homemade oatmeal cookies and 17 homemade apple muffins. MDARD seized the cookies
FTCLDF member Joe Golimbieski got some good news Monday morning when his attorney Michelle Halley called to report that Judge James Jamo denied the request of the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
A troubling aspect of food regulation is how government agencies believe they can intrude into activity that is far removed from the stream of public commerce. A glaring example of this is now a matter of public record in
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
The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) wishes Mike Lobsinger would go away, but that’s not going to happen. Lobsinger, who has a herd lease agreement through which he obtains raw milk and raw cream, has sued
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
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.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is now enforcing its swine invasive species order (ISO) by shooting pet pigs if they step even a short distance outside their owner’s property. DNR is adopting a “shoot first, ask questions later” policy for an ISO that is vague
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.