Farm-To-Consumer Legal Defense Fund

Pride & Joy Creamery was back to bottling its organic grass-fed raw milk on or about  April 4 after the Toppenish, WA dairy handled the scare resulting from E. coli being found in its plastic jugs collected from retail shelves.

recalled Pride and Joy Dairy raw milk“We want to assure everyone that no one has been sick from drinking our milk,”…

State Rep. Dan Flynn has asked Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton if an apparent crackdown on raw milk couriers by the Texas Department of State Health Services and city health departments is legal. Rep. Flynn, R-Van, has for the past decade been one of raw milk’s biggest advocates in the Texas Legislature. Raw milk may…

Mark McAfee, founder and president of Organic Pastures Dairy, has “lawyered up” before once again taking on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), this time over the interstate ban on transporting raw butter. He has enlisted Gary Cox, general counsel to the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund, to represent him. OPrawbutter_406x250On March 2, 2015, McAfee…

The P.A. Bowen Farmstead at Brandywine, MD, less than one hour south of Washington, D.C., has been licensed by the Maryland State Chemist to sell raw milk to the public — but only for pets. Bowen Farmstead is owned by Weston A. Price Foundation (WAPF) President Sally Fallon Morell and her husband, Geoffrey Morell. The…

Even though their two raw milk bills have gone nowhere, a bipartisan “food freedom caucus” in Congress has decided to expand its federal agenda. In a campaign helped by Virginia farmer and author Joel Salatin, the group has added House Resolution (HR) 3187, the Processing Revival and Interstate Meat Exemption (PRIME) Act, to allow states…

Anyone may purchase a cow and drink its raw milk, but do the people of Wisconsin have a “right to purchase and drink raw milk”? That’s what the losers in a recent Wisconsin Appeals Court case want to know, and they’ve petitioned the state Supreme Court to see if they can get their question answered.…

Attorneys for the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund lost twice in a single Wisconsin Court of Appeals decision handed down last week in Madison. Farm-to-Consumer attorneys Elizabeth G. Rich and David G. Cox represented two groups of plaintiffs that were both out to trim the regulatory authority of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer…

We are going to have to wait a little longer to see if supporters of Wisconsin raw milk dairy farmer Vernon Hershberger can pull off a rarely used legal maneuver called jury nullification. Sauk County Judge Guy Reynolds has moved the start of the Hershberger jury tail to Jan. 7, 2013. Evidence and witness…