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States Ban Sales of Seeds – Meat Packers Closed – Food Shutdown

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Even as the UN warns of impending food shortages, states are banning the sale of seeds and garden tools to “help” stop the coronavirus. Meat packers also are shutdown, and ranchers are warning they have a market for neither cattle nor hogs. Start growing your own food now!

Industrial Agriculture: The Truth About Where Your Meat Comes From

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Land of Hope and Glory UK Earthlings Documentary

Surge (2017)

Film Review

This is a documentary about the brutal conditions under which factory farmed animals are raised in the UK, Australia and the US. This type of footage is extremely rare because Food Inc makes every effort to conceal the disgusting conditions under which our meat is produced.

Factory farmed pigs and chickens seem to fare the worst. Even though pigs are as intelligent and emotionally complex as dogs, they are raised in extremely confining cages and forced to lie in their own feces, as well as being routinely tortured and beaten by their keepers. Pigs, like most other factory farmed animals, are fed massive doses of antibiotics (contributing to antibody resistance and the rise of “superbugs”) while continual exposure to feces makes factory farmed meat a major source of food borne illness.

Chickens and more than 90% of ducks and turkeys are also crowded into pens. In chickens raised for meat, 45% suffer painful fractures because their specially bred bodies are too heavy for their skeleton.

What seems most consistent among all factory farmed animals (besides their continual exposure to feces) are the inhumane conditions under which they are killed. Although most jurisdictions require them to be asphyxiated or electrically stunned prior to slaughter, abattoir personnel are rushed and poorly trained. As the film clearly shows, many animals are still alive when they’re butchered.

 

Food Crisis In The Making: Farm Bankruptcies Reach Horrifying Levels

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By Mac Slavo

We are amidst a food crisis.  Farms in the United States Midwest are filing for chapter 12 bankruptcy at an alarming rate.  And many are saying president Donald Trump’s trade war is taking the most blame.

We hate to say we told you so, but we told you so. The trade war was a bad idea and everyday average Americans are footing the bill for this asinine policy of tariffs.  Now, the food supply could be in jeopardy because of political posturing and that will not bode well for already cash-strapped American families.

A total of 84 farms in the upper Midwest filed for bankruptcy between July 2017 and June 2018, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. That’s more than double the number of Chapter 12 filings during the same period in 2013 and 2014 in Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Montana, reported Vox.

Farms that produce corn, soybeans, milk, and beef were all suffering due to low global demand and low prices before the trade war, according to economists, but president Trump’s trade war is making the problem even worse by exacerbating the weaknesses in the American economy. China has retaliated against the tariffs by slapping billions of dollars worth of tariffs on United States agriculture exports in response to Trump’s tariffs on Chinese products. Other countries, including Canada, have also added duties to US agriculture products in response to Trump’s tariffs on all imported steel and aluminum.

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TS Radio: Whistleblower’s! The USDA Hour

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Whistleblowers!: Lawrence Lucas; USDA planting misinformation

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The Monsanto Protection Act is BACK!

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GM-biohazard-300x223GM-biohazard Help us put an end to this underhanded end-run around the courts once and for all. Urgent Action Alert!

As you know, last March, what the world has been calling the “Monsanto Protection Act” was inserted at the last minute into a “must-pass” funding bill to keep the government running through the use of a congressional tool known as a Continuing Resolution (CR). The so-called Farmer Assurance Provision—misnamed because, frankly, the only ones who are assured about anything are GMO manufacturers like Monsanto—actually strips federal courts of the authority to halt the sale and planting of potentially hazardous genetically engineered crops while USDA is performing an environmental impact statement. It’s a huge blow to the justice system, completely overriding judicial safeguards that protect both farmers and the public. More

I am not afraid….to eat

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Note:  Remember to compose your own letter!  Petitions and repititious letters opposing an action contemplated by those royal jackass’s in our government, are counted as only “one”.. This is one of several methods the District of Criminals uses to reduce opposition numbers. Of course, the standard is to just ignore them altogether.  *************** Marti 
 

Last year, the House passed a fraudulent “food safety” bill. The Senate has dragged its feet on its version of the bill for over a year.
We’re thankful for that, because as the data in the following letter shows, the bill will hurt more people than it helps. But, the Senate is under mounting pressure to pass it. We must apply even greater pressure to defeat it! 

And so we’re asking you to please send a letter telling your Senators to oppose the food safety bill through our Preserve the Freedom to Farm campaign. More

WICFA ACTION ALERT: Call Governor Jim Doyle and tell him to veto SB 434, the “Raw Milk Bill”

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Wisconsin Independent Consumers and Farmers Assoc: WICFA

What: Call Governor Jim Doyle and tell him to veto the Senate bill, SB 434, the raw milk bill, effectively killing the unfair raw milk bill.

Call 608-266-1212 today!  We think that he will be finalizing his decision and taking action on this bill by the middle of this week.

When:  A.S.A.P.!  He is expected to take action on this bill by the middle of this week.

Dear WICFA Friends and Members,

We have a great opportunity to stop the raw milk bill that is unfair to small producers and would prevent fair competition in the marketplace.  Please call Governor Jim Doyle to let him know that he should veto the Senate version, SB 434, of the raw milk bill.  More

NAIS rises from the ashes! Vilsack to hold new meetings to form a new attack

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On February 5, 2010, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA will develop a new, flexible, yet coordinated framework for animal disease traceability in the United States. Under this new direction, States and Tribal Nations must establish the ability to trace, back to their State of origin, animals moving interstate. The new framework will embrace the strengths and expertise of States, Tribal Nations, and producers, and empower them to find and use the traceability approaches that work best for them. The Secretary has pledged to develop this new approach as transparently and collaboratively as possible.

USDA held an initial traceability forum with States and Tribes in March to discuss how to begin creating the framework and gather feedback on possible ways of achieving traceability. USDA is now hosting three public meetings to discuss animal disease traceability more fully and to share the information from the March State and Tribal meeting with industry representatives. Additionally, USDA hopes to obtain feedback on the approaches that were discussed regarding the regulatory framework. More

Wisconsin:Candidate Taylor to attend the WI Raw Milk Bill (SB 434) Public Hearing

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US Senate candidate Rob Taylor today issues an apology to the farmers, raw milk consumers and his supporter. Taylor said “I must have been drinking milk treated with chemicals yesterday, for me to support this bill. I want to tell everyone that I am not in support of this bill as it stands. What I wanted to say that I am glad we have a bill moving in the direction of allowing raw milk sales and consumption.” Taylor went on to say that “everyone knows that I am a supporter of the local and small family farmers who produce raw milk and I am an advocate of the raw milk and honey movement and this bill has language in it that will destroy the farmers.”
 
In a phone interview Taylor reported that “it is time for the people of Wisconsin to have the right to raw milk, honey and other food that they deem healthy.” Taylor is known to show up at the raw milk rallies, often speaking to the crowds. He has also supported people such as Max Kane in his fight to produce and sell raw milk.The hearing is schedule as follows:http://www.wisconsinagconnection.com/story-state.php?Id=238&yr=2010

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm

Location:

Chippewa Valley Technical College Room 106/Auditorium 620 West Clairemont Ave Eau Claire, WI 54701s

On the web site Raw Milk: The Whole Truth by chef jem they point out:

1000 More People Needed In Wisconsin To Help Support Raw Milk Bill

Help Support Wisconsin Raw Milk Bill Which would allow consumer access to raw milk products direct from Wisconsin Dairy Farms

Wisconsin raw milk bill (AB 628) was introduced in the Assembly on December 18, 2009.

The bill was referred to Committee on Rural Economic Development.

Wisconsin raw milk bill (SB 434) was introduced in the Senate on December 21, 2009.

The bill was referred to Committee on Agriculture and Higher Education.

The Raw Milk Bill hearings for both the ASSEMBLY and the SENATE have been combined into one joint-hearing:

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

10:00 am

Chippewa Valley Technical College

620 W. Clairemont Ave.

Eau Claire, WI 54701

Room 106/Auditorium

When entering the main doors, continue straight until you come to the wall of pictures. Turn left; the Auditorium is on the right.

Parking is in the visitor lot at the southwest corner of the building and in the student lot across Clairemont Ave.

We need people to show up at this Joint Public Hearing in support of the Raw Milk Bill.

It has been noted that each person that appears at the hearing counts as 10 votes.

If we have any chance at all of getting this bill to pass, we must convince these two committees that YOU, the consumer, want it. Numbers speak we need hundreds, if not thousands of people to be present at this combined hearing!

Gather your friends, family, neighbors, etc., to attend these this history-making event.

If you would like to speak at the hearing, please enter that on your registration card when you enter. You may be limited to 2-3 minutes. It would be a good idea to have copies of your speech to the committee members.

And on the facebook page for Alliance for Raw MilkThey make the following pea:This is it folks!

It has been noted that for each person that appears in person, the committee looks upon each one as 10 votes.

If we have any chance at all of getting this bill to pass, we must convince these two committees that YOU want it. Numbers speak! We are asking everyone to gather friends, family, neighbors, etc., to attend these hearings.

Wisconsin raw milk bill, as introduced in the Senate on December 21, 2009

(LRB-3242/3) as SB 434. Referred to Committee on Agriculture and Higher Education.

We urge all of Wisconsin to attend, write, phone, email their support of this bill.

  
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WISCONSIN: WICFA prepares for raw milk meeting

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Live Link: WICFA
LADIES & GENTLEMEN

If you are attending the Raw Milk Hearing that is scheduled for March 10, 2010, in Eau Claire, WI please give us a call or send an email so that we can make sure that we will not all be speaking about the same things. Our website has been updated with information about where the hearing is being held and at what time. Additionally, we started a new discussion on the Facebook page that is centered on the above piece by our Vice President, Paul M. Griepentrog.

Additionally, I am sorry about this coming out so late but I have been extremely busy and figured that you already knew about the hearing in Eau Claire as well as the fact that the one for the 16th in Madison was canceled because of the shear volume of emails I have been receiving about these very things. WICFA’s voice is being heard as we have been obtaining space in both the opinion sections of agricultural newspapers as well as being included in some articles in the same papers. We might be small right now but we are having an impact. Keep paying attention to what is going on and keep us up to date.

Thanks for all that you do,

Clifford J. Cordell II

WICFA – President

(715) 418-0424

cj@wicfa.org

http://www.wicfa.org

Farmers fight to save seed and the DoJ provides cover for Monsanto

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By: S.D. Fields (c)copyright 2010 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

” Thomas should have removed himself from the process because of his past employment by Monsanto. Their need to have certain arguments presented was critical. When I looked at the courts opinion I had to ask myself, “Was Monsanto’s corporate staff present during the language design of the opinion?”

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Imagine the Supreme Court hearing oral arguments about traffic signs. I can read the opinion now, the stop and yield signs are equal in authority. Perhaps they are, but completely different functions occur with each. One stops traffic completely, the other allows traffic to merge smoothly.

Something similar happened when JEM Ag V. Pioneer Hi-Bred Intl. was handed down. Clarence Thomas stated the “PVPA & Patent law were equal in authority”, but he failed to relay his confidence of understanding either while writing the opinion. The dissent gave clear statements of confusion by asking ” Why would Congress pass two laws with nearly identical authority?”

We have all watched cop shows with segments in the courtroom. Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?  In today’s corporate climate, the easiest way to gain any legal authority is to orchestrate a legal argument and exploit the ignorance of the Judicial system. Well, in this case the whole truth was conveniently omitted.

I’ve only known one Federal Judge that has ever had his hands in the dirt checking his planters seed placement depth.  Oral arguments lasting only a few days don’t even begin to educate the Judicial system about the complexities of the seed industry today. The only best way to arrive at an opinion is to live the issue. More

Alliance for Raw Milk Internationale–Rise and Expansion: ARMs in 15 states, 7 countries

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February 5, 2010

I have not been posting much lately. I have been working on another project called Alliance for Raw Milk Internationale (ARMi). Currently there are 15 states and 7 countries that have joined the ARMi. Today we are introducing our new logo and website at http://wholefoodusa.org .

                        

ARMi is a network of state/provincial /country sites where people post relevant news and articles, source of raw milk nearby and legislative, regulatory and enforcement actions.

The motto is Family.Farm.Food.Freedom. Yes, it is a 4-F Project. The mission is not just about raw milk; it is about the freedom to choose the foods we deem to be healthy for our families and the right to farm our own property without undue government interference. It is also about making farm fresh, wholesome natural foods more accessible to the consumer and contribute to the fast growing segment of food industry. It is also about education, communication and information exchange to benefit members and food groups. Bottom line, it is about Connections and Resources.

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Raw Milk Action Alert For the States of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois

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   By: Lynn Swearingen                                                                   

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Legislation through Litigation?

Raw Milk Action Alert For the States of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois

WHAT: A Raw Milk Producer

WHEN: 10:30 a.m., Monday, December 21, 2009

WHERE: Vernon County Courthouse, 400 Court House Square St, Viroqua, Wisconsin

Google Map Directions  to Vernon County Courthouse

Come and support Wisconsin’s small raw milk producers in Viroqua, Wisconsin. A Rally is planned on the Courthouse steps from 8:30 a.m. till 10:25 a.m.

This is the perfect opportunity to Network and meet some of your fellow producers. You can also learn more about current proposed Raw Milk legislation, Right to Farm, and Freedom from Regulation actions in the 4 state area.

After the Rally, the intention is to peacefully assemble inside the Courthouse. We hope to show as Ghandi stated “A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.” Your silent support during this time will allow the judicial community to see the true “Face of the People”.

A “Meet the Presenters” pot luck dinner will be held at the end of the day. Among those scheduled at this time to attend:

You can become a follower of WICFAs Facebook page.

Mark McAfee: Organic Pastures 

David Gumpert : Author of The Raw Milk Revolution  

Michael Badnarik : Author, Constitutional Scholar with 20 years of experience who lectures and teaches Nationwide. 

One can find more information and up dates on Max Kanes Blog

Or through following PPJG daily.

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