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Family Farm Defenders “Just Say Cheese” Holiday Gift Boxes are back!

Family Farm Defenders is proud to once again offer the following treats that your family and friends are sure to enjoy this season. Our gift boxes feature award-winning Cedar Grove Cheese along with wild rice, sunflower oil, bison cranberry summer … 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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We depend on immigrants to feed us — and then blame them

By:  Jim Goodman, dairy farmer, Wonewoc, WI & Family Farm Defenders board member Published in the Capital Times, May 8, 2017 Jorge, who recently arrived from Mexico and asked that his last name not be used, works in the milking … Continue reading

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NAFTA Needs To Be Replaced, Not Renegotiated

By: Jim Goodman, Family Farm Defenders board member, and organic dairy/beef farmer near Wonewoc, WI                                       Published by Common Dreams, 4/25/2017 While the current structure of NAFTA increased trade between Canada, Mexico, and the United States, farm profit margins did not … Continue reading

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