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John Kinsman Tributes

Those who attended the John Kinsman Beginning Farmer Food Sovereignty Prize Award Ceremony last March were able to experience an amazing array of tributes to John from around the world that Ruth Simpson had assembled.  Since then many people have … Continue reading

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Real Milk Stories – Please Spread the Word and Lend Your Support!

We started Family Farm Defenders to help protect and defend small family farmers. But we are losing too many small family farms. Help share the stories of dairy farmers who are losing their farms. Real Milk Stories Family dairy farms … Continue reading

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“Farmland” Fables – What the Documentary Gets Wrong

By:  Jim Goodman, FFD board member Originally posted on Civil Eats, 4/30/14 http://civileats.com/2014/04/30/farmland-fables-what-the-documentary-gets-wrong/ The promotional website for the new film Farmland invites viewers to “step inside the world of farming for a first-hand glimpse into the lives of young farmers … Continue reading

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Family Farm Defenders Announces Winners of the Third Annual John Kinsman Beginning Farmer Food Sovereignty Prize! – Invites Public to Attend Land + Water + Seeds = Food Conference Featuring Raj Patel Held in Conjunction with the Award Ceremony – March 14-15 at UW-Baraboo

For Immediate Release: March 3rd, 2014 Contact: John E. Peck, executive director, Family Farm Defenders #608-260-0900 Family Farm Defenders is proud to announce the winners of this year’s John Kinsman Beginning Farmer Food Sovereignty Prize – Blain Snipstal with Five … Continue reading

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John Kinsman, Founder and Longtime President of Family Farm Defenders, Has Passed Away

Here is the sad news that some were expecting. John Kinsman, age 87, passed away in the afternoon on Mon. Jan. 20th at his family’s farm, less than a mile from his birth place. He was laid to rest in … Continue reading

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