From the Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund website. Thanks to Michael Schmidt for the heads up on this cutting edge raw milk story:
“He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.” – Declaration of Independence
Farming is difficult enough without being subjected to burdensome regulations, excessive licensing requirements and fees, inconsistent interpretations of the laws, and heavy-handed enforcement tactics by government agencies. This space features accounts from around the country of government roadblocks to the small farmer’s ability to make a living.
Minnesota: MDA Considering Criminal Prosecution of Consumer
By Pete Kennedy, Esq. | December 28, 2010
On December 10 Rae Lynn Sandvig, a Bloomington raw milk and local food consumer, received a letter from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) informing her that MDA had “scheduled an administrative meeting concerning your sales of food, your actions assisting in the sale of raw milk from your home in Bloomington, Minnesota, and the sale of food from the Traditional Foods Warehouse (TFW)….” TFW is a private buyers club located in Minneapolis. Continue reading