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April 26, 2018

High Stakes for Raw Milk in Wisconsin

Wisconsin organic dairy farmer Chaz Self is a face of the crisis confronting milk producers across the country. Self’s cooperative recently dropped him as a member, leaving him scrambling to find another buyer for the milk his farm, Grassway Organics, produces. Self could be making up for some of the lost sales by selling raw milk; Wisconsin law
April 4, 2018

Local Food Challenges: Securing fresh food from fertile soil

In the early years of the organic agriculture movement, Albert Howard declared ‘fresh food from fertile soil’ the ‘birth right of humanity’ (Howard, 1946). In recent decades, diverse consumer movements interested in organic and other traditional food systems have been organizing for the right of dairy farmers to
March 26, 2018

Utah Raw Milk and Homemade Food Bills Now Law

On March 21 Governor Gary Herbert signed the Home Consumption and Homemade Food Act (House Bill 181 – HB 181) into law, making Utah the fourth […]
March 23, 2018

Victory in North Dakota: Food Freedom Act Intact

One of the more brazen power grabs involving local food in recent years came to end March 21 when the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) […]
March 11, 2018

STATE RAW MILK BILLS – 2018 UPDATE

There have been raw milk bills before the legislature in ten different states so far this current session. A bill has made it to the governor’s […]
March 1, 2018

FDA Bootstrapping Its Power under FSMA

Recently the New York Department of Agriculture and Markets (NYDAM) sent what it called a “Milk Control Facility FSMA Survey” to a number of licensed dairy […]
February 19, 2018

Farmers & Consumers Challenge Raw Milk Ban

In a last ditch attempt to save the raw dairy operation at Glencolton Farm, 21 Ontario farmers and consumers filed a constitutional challenge on February 8 […]
February 6, 2018

Victory in Virginia – Bills Threatening Herd Shares Now Dead

Joel Salatin said, “If this is not reminiscent of David and Goliath, I don’t know what is”, referring to the defeat of two bills posing a […]
February 5, 2018

Raw Milk Legalization — What Is New Jersey Waiting For?

The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDH) has been busy recently on the raw milk front. In one investigation NJDH sent cease and desist letters to […]
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