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Thursday, February 8, 2018
News Digest: PRIME Act, Secret Rules in Wisconsin, Virginia Bills Update
Happy Thursday! Lots to report this week in the fight to procure food freedom. Our first article features several FTCLDF members' interactions with the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection agency (DATCP) in Wisconsin. Time and time again, the DATCP is using heavy-handed enforcement when dealing with Wisconsin's farm and butcher community, creating a very intimidating environment for small farmers and producers in Wisconsin.
On the legislation front, it has been a busy few weeks in Virginia regarding food freedom with multiple bills proposed impacting Virginians' choice to consume the foods they choose. Also included in this week's digest is an action alert concerning the Processing Revival and Intrastate Meat Exemption (PRIME) Act.
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Have a great week!
- FTCLDF Team
NEWS DIGEST Thursday, February 8
Secret Rules in Wisconsin
The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is commissioned by the state legislature to promote the interests of Wisconsin agriculture. However, as many of our Wisconsin members can attest, DATCP behavior is far from consistent with their virtuous mission statement. Instead, in several documented cases, the DATCP has used intimidation, threats of raids and seizures, and a command and control technique to enforce their regulations of farm producers and butchers.
The last several weeks have been very busy in Virginia regarding new legislation and food freedom. Five bills were proposed that sought to limit Virginians' access to the food of their choice including herd share regulation and protections for aquaculture in zones that allow agriculture.
Click HERE to read the latest update on these bills
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.