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
Chicken Back on the Menu: Victory for FTCLDF Members in Indiana
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
Indiana Governor Signs Poultry and Egg Bill
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
Speak Up for Pastured Egg Farms Action Alert
Comments Due Today (Sep. 23, 2013)
The FDA is yet again putting burdens on farmers who use healthy, sustainable practices, and justifying them with fear-based assumptions rather than data. The agency’s latest move is a draft guidance document that will make it all but impossible for farmers with 3,000 or more laying hens to keep the birds on pasture.