Agritourism Law Primer

Like any other business, farm survival is best achieved by those who remain nimble and can adjust their business plans to accommodate the needs and desires of their customer base while generating more income for themselves. Agritourism is an excellent option to reach those goals and, fortunately, there are laws across the country that support these…

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March’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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Upcoming Members-Only Webinar: Obstacles and Opportunities in Urban Agriculture

The second live members-only webinar of the year is on Thursday, April 15 at 10 a.m. Pacific, 12 p.m. Central, 1 p.m. Eastern. The topic is “Obstacles and Opportunities in Urban Agriculture” and features FTCLDF homesteader member Aja Yasir, who lives outside of Chicago. Her City of Gary, Indiana accused Aja of local ordinance violations regarding her regenerative agriculture…

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A Raw Not Ground/Raw Ground Hazard Analysis

Last month we considered a slaughter hazard analysis. This month we will go a step further and consider a raw not ground and raw ground hazard analysis and flowchart. We start with the 9 CFR 417.2(a)(2) flow chart describing the process steps…

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How We Regenerate Soils with Pigs

We consistently hear how pigs can’t be regenerative. We would edit that to say this: While pigs don’t fit into the regenerative equation as smoothly as ruminants, we can look for strategies to improve land, even with pigs. When it comes to regenerative grazing, it is useful to look at how pigs compare and contrast to beef…

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