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The New Feudalism — does corporate buyout of farmland help to transform independent farmers into mere serfs?

In anticipation of Michael Schmidt’s visit to Saskatchewan early next month to talk about raw milk, here is some background on what’s happening with agriculture on the prairies. The story below is from The Globe and Mail where it’s titled “Do corporate buyouts signal the end of the family farm?“. The video below is not directly related. Thanks to Karen Selick for posting it first:

“Larry Spratt was combining with his father on their grain farm near Melfort, Sask., last November when a car pulled up along a nearby highway. Continue reading

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Greenhorns are looking for land to farm

The Greenhorns are being evicted from their current NY State farmland; maybe you know where they could move. Read all about it:

Going up the country... on the road again. Greenhorns photo

“Smithereen Farm is still looking for a new farm location. We have had a lot of conversations, but no match yet. We’d like to stay in the Hudson Valley, preferably near a train station. Continue reading

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NAIS resisters prosecuted in Wisconsin

This just in from the PPJ Gazette:

PAT & MELISSA MONCHILOVICH: CONVICTED!

By: Paul Griepentrog

“Today, October 21, 2009 in Wisconsin Circuit Court, Polk County, Judge Molly E Galewyrick found the Monchilovich couple guilty of failure to register premises.

The only organization present supporting Pat and Melissa was the Wisconsin Independent Consumer and Farmers Association n/a. (WICFA n/a)

No other groups or associations sent representatives to support Monchilovich or provided pre-trial support or resources….”

See our earlier related story on Amish Farmers prosecuted for failing to register for NAIS

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