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Saturday, September 19, 2015

News Digest - Victims of Overspray, Stranglehold on Farmers & FREE Marketing Call

 

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Dear Friend of Family Farms,

We give thanks for the many donations received during this year's Annual Appeal. As a grassroots organization, we depend on membership fees and private donations, NOT grants from the government or big-Ag. 

We're pleased to announce the launch of monthly coaching calls on Marketing for Farmers offered FREE to FTCLDF members.  Be sure to click below to register for the first call coming up next Friday! 


FTCLDF Team

This Digest Features 
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by Gary Cox, Esq.
 
Farm-to-Consumer has received a number of calls this year from farmers who were victims of pesticide/herbicide overspray. Here, FTCLDF General Counsel Gary Cox offers advice on how to increase the chances of getting compensation for damages.

Being the victim of an overspray can ruin your whole day. One minute you are admiring your tomatoes, peppers and eggplants, or whatever it is that you grow, nurture and tend to; the next minute you see, smell and feel the drift of chemicals ruining your...more


Learn what questions to ask and evidence to collect.
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by Pete Kennedy, Esq.

Passage of the PRIME Act [H.R. 3187] would give states the power to legalize the sale of custom processed meat in intrastate commerce (i.e., meat from an animal slaughtered and processed at a facility where an inspector is not required to be present to observe the slaughtering and conduct an...more


The PRIME Act can begin reversing hardship for small farms that have little or no access to USDA facilities.

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FREE Monthly Coaching
Farm Marketing 


First Call

Friday 2:00 pm EST
Sep. 25, 2015
with FTCLDF Board Member Charlotte Smith

Do you struggle with selling your farm products at the price you need to pay the bills? Or, are you working a job off the farm just to make ends meet but would love to farm full-time? Are you interested in learning the marketing skills you need to make your farm sustainable? 
 
Charlotte Smith, FTCLDF Board Member, will be offering monthly marketing coaching calls as a free benefit for our members. You have a valuable gift to share with the world and through these calls you will learn to connect with the customers who need your products the most. 
 
Charlotte owns Champoeg Creamery, a small diversified farm in Oregon, and is also the founder of www.3cowmarketing.com, which offers small farms marketing training.
 
The first call will be held Friday, September 25th at 2:00 PM Eastern and will last one hour. The call will be recorded and a link to the recording will be emailed afterwards to those that sign up.
 
Charlotte will give a short presentation during the first segment on the most important mindset you must embrace to have a successful business. Then after that you may ask your questions.
 
We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity and learn what it takes to build a successful and sustainable small farm through having an effective marketing plan.
 
Reserve your spot, register for this free call by clicking here.

 

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