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Friday, December 30, 2016

NEWS DIGEST - New Map: On-Farm Poultry Processing Laws

NEW Map: On-Farm Poultry Processing Laws + Our 2016 Year in Review
Dear Food Freedom Friend,

As 2016 winds down and we reflect on the past year, we can't help but be extremely appreciative of each of you who has made our work possible: whether you're a member, donor, event sponsor, reader, sharing our work on social media--you know who you are--and we really can't thank you enough for your support. See below for some of what you've helped us accomplish in 2016. 
 
Also, we are thrilled to announce that the State-by-State Review of On-Farm Poultry Processing Laws is now ready for you in an easy-to-use map format (see more info below)!
 
Thanks for keeping up with us, and we hope we'll stay connected in the new year!

FTCLDF Team
News Digest - What's Up?    
December 30, 2016
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FTCLDF's 2016 Year in Review

FTCLDF protects small farmers, artisan food producers, their consumers, and homesteaders from harassment by federal, state, and local agencies. We must continue to protect these local food movement champions while Big Ag and some of their government allies attempt to squash this competition. 
 
We are a true grassroots organization and receive no government funding and little or no corporate funding. Our main sources of revenue are membership fees, individual donations, and grants from our new sister organization, the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund Foundation.

This year, we:
  • Filed a petition with FDA that would overturn the interstate ban on raw butter
  • Provided representation for dairy farmer Joe Golimbieski in his court victory over the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development; the Judge ruled that the distribution of raw dairy products, such as butter and cream, through a herd lease agreement did not violate state food and dairy laws
  • Successfully represented Amish farmer Christian Zook in Pennsylvania for a fourth time in again stopping attempts by the government to shut down his own farm store
  • Provided representation to member Tammy Chavez in the fight to stop government efforts to limit raw milk distribution in Texas
  • Provided funding for legal representation to dairy farmer Dave Berglund in his effort to get a court ruling that the Minnesota and U.S. Constitutions give him the right to sell the products of his farm direct to consumers without government regulation
  • Continued to work on passage of the PRIME Act, a bill before Congress that would give states the option of allowing the sale of custom processed meat
  • Provided representation in zoning cases to protect the right of people to grow their own food and make a living off of their land, and much more!

Please support your food choices and our necessary work--make a donation
Those interested in making a tax-deductible donation can do so here
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by Farm-to-Consumer

States have the option of adopting the 1,000-bird exemption for the uninspected on-farm slaughtering and processing of poultry, the 20,000-bird exemption, both, or neither.

Find out the requirements in your state  
here.
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Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit, defends the rights and broadens the freedoms of family farms and artisan food producers while protecting consumer access to raw milk and nutrient-dense foods. 

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The Voice of the Local Food Movement on Capitol Hill & State Houses Around the Country
The Voice of the Local Food Movement on Capitol Hill & State Houses Around the Country

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