Falls Church, VA—February 2, 2017—The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FTCLDF) is proud to announce that Maine farmer Heather Retberg is the winner of the second annual Gravel Road Gang Activism Award
It started over four years ago; I fell in love with four ducklings that I had almost thrown out after a hatch we did in a school where I work. All the eggs came from a 4-H project and were all supposed to be chicken
People across the country are fighting for the right to provide for their families with gardens and small backyard livestock. My family is one of those affected, and the new laws are taking the food off my children’s plates. This is our story.
Henrico County Virginia officials have told FTCLDF member Stewart Goodwin that she cannot have chickens on her property that is zoned for agriculture. Here is Stewart’s account of her dispute with the county.
On May 4th Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed Senate Bill 58 (SB 58) into law. The measure is a significant step in improving Colorado’s local food economy and
State Senator and FTCLDF friend Jim Banks took a major step Tuesday towards becoming the next representative for Indiana’s 3rd Congressional District when he defeated a crowded field in the Republican primary election for
The Indiana State Poultry Association, the nonprofit Indiana Pork, Indiana Beef Cattle Association, Indiana Farm Bureau, Purdue University Extension, the Indiana Board of Animal Health, the Indiana State Department of Health, and
Legislation prohibiting or restricting market access for local food producers is not about food safety but rather about eliminating competition for the industrial food system, often before local producers can get any traction
In a victory for farm-to-table commerce, Hawkins Family Farm has begun selling its on-farm processed poultry again to Joseph Decuis Restaurant after the Indiana Attorney General’s office issued an advisory opinion finding
On March 26, Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed Senate Bill 179 (SB 179), a bill that expands on-farm poultry processing in the state as well as frees up poultry and egg sales from local and state regulation. The new law takes effect July 1, 2014.
State Senator Jim Banks (R-Columbia City) was the