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Thursday, January 25, 2018
News Digest: FTCLDF Book Club, Surviving a Farm Raid Infographic & Virginia's Herd Share Bill
Happy Thursday! We are excited to announce the launch of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund Book Club for 2018. Join us as we dive into 12 books to further our understanding of important food freedom issues. Also included in this week's News Digest is the first ever FTCLDF infographic: Surviving a Farm Raid, a very real occurrence for many of our members and farmers nationwide. We have also included information about a bill being proposed in Virginia that would create tedious regulation for herd share participants and make it harder for residents to obtain raw milk. See more info below.
Lastly, we are seeking to increase our attorney base in all 50 states. Working with the FTCLDF is an excellent opportunity to join a dynamic nonprofit that seeks real and lasting change in the food freedom movement. Click HERE to learn more.
Have a great week!
- FTCLDF Team
NEWS DIGEST Thursday, January 25
FTCLDF Book Club
At the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund we are constantly looking to deepen our knowledge of agriculture, nutrient-dense foods, and farm policy and how these relate to food freedom. This year we would like to invite you to learn with us by joining our first ever FTCLDF book club.
Raids are a nightmare for any operation, and a real concern for many of our farmer members, slaughterhouses and other food producing operations across the country. It is important to understand your rights if a raid occurs and how to handle the presence of government authorities. We have created an infographic that you can print, post or keep in your pocket in the event you ever find yourself with an agent knocking at the door.
House Bill 825 would require herd share dairies to register with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, be open to unwarranted premises and paperwork inspections, and adhere to yet-to-be-written stipulations put forward by VDACS. If passed, HB 825 would grant government regulators increased power to interfere with private herd share agreements of Virginia residents. Threatening herd share participants with piles of paperwork, regulation and unannounced inspections, HB 825 is an invasion of Virginia's food freedom and right to consume raw milk.
Click HERE to learn more about HB 825 and its companion bill, SB 962.
Don't Miss Out: Get $10 Off Ethical Meat Delivered Straight to Your Door
Just a quick reminder that this month, we're partnering with Moink to offer you $10 off your first box of grass-fed meat from family farms, delivered straight to your door. And what's even better than that? Moink is donating $10 to FTCLDF for each purchase!
Click here to customize your box and use coupon code FTCLDF to redeem this offer before it expires January 31, 2018.
Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FTCLDF), 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.