I mentioned this Legal Defense group in class the other day, and even though it is a 501 (c)(4) non-profit organization it is helping many farmers prevail against big corporate farmers and unfair/unconstitutional governmental laws that have been thwarting small farmers right to the pursuit of happiness via organic farming including small milking operations. They work pretty much pro bono and are supported primarily by membership... check it out!
"Boneta Bill" Cuts Regulations, Frees Family Farms Up to Prosper
Falls Church, VA - (March 10, 2014 - Globe Newswire)Virginia Senate Bill 51 (SB51), a landmark bill creating more economic opportunities and decreasing regulations for Virginia's family farms was signed last Thursday by Governor Terry McAuliffe. The new law takes effect July 1, 2014.
The law will increase consumer access to locally produced food as well as giving farmers new markets and a...more
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