The toll-free emergency hotline (1-800-867-5891) is for members to have access to legal advice any time of the day or night as needed. FTCLDF lawyers have experience both working for and challenging government entities, and are familiar with the types of administrative enforcement actions taken against private citizens, farmers and families.
Members can request legal support in situations where their rights are in question. The Fund strives to provide legal representation for:
- Family farms and artisan food producers whose ability to engage in direct commerce with consumers is threatened by local, state and federal government interference, including but not limited to health and zoning regulations
- Consumer and affiliate communities whose access to grass-based farm products and artisan food products is threatened by local, state, and federal government interference
FTCLDF does not provide legal representation for members in matters involving personal liability where those matters are unrelated to FTCLDF’s mission statement.
Consistent with Internal Revenue Service regulations, we cannot guarantee representation in every case. However, in practice, we will come to the aid of our members to protect and advance the rights of all to grow, raise, prepare, provide or purchase and consume nutrient dense foods.
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