With the founding of A Campaign for Real Milk and the growth in popularity of raw milk, farmers began to experience increasing levels of harassment from government agencies.  It became clear that we needed an organization dedicated to defending not just raw milk farmers but all family farms engaged in regenerative and non-toxic agriculture.


To this end, the Weston A. Price Foundation formed the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FTCLDF) to protect, defend and broaden the rights and viability of independent farmers, raw milk producers, artisan food makers and their customers. Members of FTCLDF receive legal advice and legal defense in court if needed.

Now that small farmers have access to affordable legal defense, the harassment has declined considerably! FTCLDF remains ready to defend independent farmers when needed and also had spearheaded some major policy and legislative initiatives, including sponsorship of the PRIME Act and a petition to the FDA to allow the shipment of raw butter across state lines.



August 12, 2022

Appellate Court Upholds Raw Butter Ban 

On June 10, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld the FDA regulation prohibiting raw butter in interstate commerce; the regulation […]
July 5, 2021

Judge Upholds FDA Raw Butter Ban

Citizen petition denied for popular item found to sicken no one.
March 17, 2016

OPDC Citizens Petition for Raw Butter

By Pete Kennedy, Esq. The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund has agreed to represent Organic Pastures Dairy Company (OPDC) over OPDC’s citizens petition to modify the interstate […]
September 25, 2014

How to Pick the Healthiest Cheeses

As one would imagine, raw milk cheese made from only a handful of basic, wholesome ingredients is superior in quality and health than pasteurized cheeses made […]
July 4, 2014

Farm-To-Consumer Legal Defense Fund Turns 7

This Friday, on Independence Day, Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund turns 7 years old! That means 7 years of defending our rights to farm fresh, organic and […]
July 4, 2013

Happy Birthday, Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund!

Today is the 6th birthday of Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund. Their mission is to promote wider consumer access to nutrient dense foods such as raw milk. […]
December 27, 2012


November 12, 2012

Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund

Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FTCLDF) was launched on Independence Day, July 4, 2007. FTCLDF is a non-profit organization recognized under the Internal Revenue Code as a […]
October 13, 2011

Geoffrey Morell Attends 100th IAFP Conference

By Sally Fallon Morell Intrepid WAPF secretary Geoffrey Morell attended the 100th year meeting of the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP), held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, […]