A Cottage Food Business Primer

As a potential cottage food entrepreneur, you must do your homework and understand your state and local rules before proceeding; however, there are some general principles you can expect to confront as you prepare recipes, product lists, and business plans. We aim to cover the basics here to help prepare you for what to expect…

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February’s Member Photo Monday!

Every Monday is Member Photo Monday where we feature a member photo on our Instagram and Facebook pages. Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund is proud of our members, and we take great pleasure in highlighting their operations and the awesome work they are conducting in sustainable farming, animal husbandry, artisanal…

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Introduction to the Updated Red Meat Map & Chart

In 1967 Congress passed the Wholesome Meat Act, Public Law 90-201, amending the Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA). The act expanded the federal government’s authority over meat slaughter and processing to intrastate commerce but did create exemptions from the requirement that an inspector be present when slaughtering is taking place. The Wholesome Meat Act allowed the “uninspected” slaughter of meat animals at a custom facility as long as the owner…

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PAY ATTENTION TO DETAILS WHEN BULL SHOPPING

For commercial beef producers it is not too soon to start the process of accessing your herd bull situation for the upcoming breeding season. If you will be shopping for a bull this winter/spring, now is the time to start the process.

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OPTIMIZE CATTLE BREEDING WITH GOOD NUTRITION

The cattle industry has breeding gold standards – 85 days to rebreed, a 60-day calving window and cows in body condition score 6. But beating the average and holding your operation to a higher standard isn’t just another goal; it’s a philosophy with tangible, long-term benefits.

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