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Family Farm Defenders Annual Meeting & John Kinsman Beginning Farmer Food Sovereignty Prize Award Dinner! Sat. April 7th, 2018 – Baraboo, WI

Best Western Baraboo Inn – 725 W. Pine St. 9:00 am – 12:00 Noon  FFD Annual Meeting – open to the public 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm  local food lunch (suggested $10 donation) 1:00 – 4:00 pm  Community Food Sovereignty … Continue reading

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Retailers Want to Own Farmers – CAFOs Fill the Bill

By: Jim Goodman, organic dairy/beef farmer near Wonewoc, WI, board member of Family Farm Defenders and new president of the National Family Farm Coalition As dairy farmers have seen many times in the past, a glut of milk has flooded … Continue reading

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Free Trade should benefit the people, not corporations

By:  Jim Goodman, organic dairy/beef farmer (Wonewoc, WI) and FFD Board Member Capital Times (Madison, WI) Jan. 10, 2018 There is a lot of angst in the US corporate world. They are quite concerned that the renegotiation talks between the … Continue reading

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Stop pretending the estate tax has anything to do with us family farmers

Rolling back the estate tax is the least of our concerns By:  Jim Goodman, FFD board member and organic dairy farmer, Wonewoc, WI Washington Post, 11/15/17 Politicians love to invoke the “family farmer” when it’s politically useful. (Astrid Riecken for The … Continue reading

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Why Family Farmers Must Stand in Solidarity With Our Immigrant Sisters and Brothers and Oppose AB 190

Statement by:  John E. Peck, Executive Director, Family Farm Defenders People’s Hearing Against Anti-Immigrant Bill AB 190 – Wisconsin State Capitol Wed.  9/27/2017 Imagine being dragged from your home by armed men, beaten, and then thrown behind bars to await … Continue reading

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