LEGAL HELP FOR RAW MILK FARMERS
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.
THE FARM-TO-CONSUMER LEGAL DEFENSE FUND
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.