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Farmers To Face Fines Or Prison Sentences For Selling Food Directly To Customers

 
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This would seem to embody the USDA’s advisory, “Know your farmer, know your food,” right? Not exactly.

For the USDA and its sister food regulator, the FDA, there’s a problem: many of the farmers are distributing the food via private contracts like herd shares and leasing arrangements, which fall outside the regulatory system of state and local retail licenses and inspections that govern public food sales.

In response, federal and state regulators are seeking legal sanctions against farmers in Maine, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and California, among others. These sanctions include injunctions, fines, and even prison sentences.

Food sold by unlicensed and uninspected farmers is potentially dangerous say the regulators, since it can carry pathogens like salmonella, campylobacter, and E.coli O157:H7, leading to mild or even serious illness.

Most recently, Wisconsin’s attorney general appointed a special prosecutor to file criminal misdemeanor charges against an Amish farmer for alleged failure to have retail and dairy licenses, and the proceedings turned into a high-profile jury trial in late May that highlighted the depth of conflict: following five days of intense proceedings, the 12-person jury acquitted the farmer, Vernon Hershberger, on all the licensing charges, while convicting him of violating a 2010 holding order on his food, which he had publicly admitted.

Why are hard-working normally law-abiding farmers aligning with urban and suburban consumers to flaunt well-established food safety regulations and statutes? Why are parents, who want only the best for their children, seeking out food that regulators say could be dangerous? And, why are regulators and prosecutors feeling so threatened by this trend?


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It's time to kill each and every farmer on the planet, who needs them anyhow....

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It's time to kill each and every farmer on the planet, who needs them anyhow....

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 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 44306049

Doesn't everything come from the grocery store anyway?
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It's time to kill each and every farmer on the planet, who needs them anyhow....

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 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 44306049

Doesn't everything come from the grocery store anyway?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 44851662


Exactly, citizen!

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08/17/2013 01:34 PM
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No,
There are farmers markets subsidized by the state usually set up in a neighborhood parking lot once a week. You get fresh foods at reasonable prices.

Also larger farms usually have a store on their property that you can buy in bulk too.

And all those roadside stands
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No,
There are farmers markets subsidized by the state usually set up in a neighborhood parking lot once a week. You get fresh foods at reasonable prices.

Also larger farms usually have a store on their property that you can buy in bulk too.

And all those roadside stands
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 30763728


THIS^^^^^^^, now I probably won't be able to buy my sweet corn at the local farmers stand, government please understand I don't want or need your help in any, way, shape, or form, go away.
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No,
There are farmers markets subsidized by the state usually set up in a neighborhood parking lot once a week. You get fresh foods at reasonable prices.

Also larger farms usually have a store on their property that you can buy in bulk too.

And all those roadside stands
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 30763728


THIS^^^^^^^, now I probably won't be able to buy my sweet corn at the local farmers stand, government please understand I don't want or need your help in any, way, shape, or form, go away.
 Quoting: Timing is Everything



Just another butch of government oversight. They don't stop the spread of bad food now, but, let's expand this to hurt to small farmer. I love to shop at these farms and markets, I feel more safe with that produce than I do what's inside the supermarkets.
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The FDA needs to make sure the chickens have enough arsenic in them before they are consumed.

They don't want direct sales from farmers or else we may live longer and healthier lives.
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Agenda 21
sheell be right mate
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One more straw on the camel's back...

I'm getting closer to calling for a reset...enough of this crap!!! Why are they soooo consumed with us eating only the supermarket-stocked, GMO food??? What does it do to us that they insist we all eat it???
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10/14/2013 11:44 PM

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No,
There are farmers markets subsidized by the state usually set up in a neighborhood parking lot once a week. You get fresh foods at reasonable prices.

Also larger farms usually have a store on their property that you can buy in bulk too.

And all those roadside stands
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 30763728


We aren't subsidized by the state. The vendors (farmers) pay a fee to the farmer's market each week, which is used to pay or insurance and other expenses.

Other than the use of an unused parking lot, farmer's markets aren't subsidized.

Last Edited by samanthasunflower on 10/14/2013 11:44 PM
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One more straw on the camel's back...

I'm getting closer to calling for a reset...enough of this crap!!! Why are they soooo consumed with us eating only the supermarket-stocked, GMO food??? What does it do to us that they insist we all eat it???
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28683516


EXACTLY! They are getting way too obvious with this
insistence on GMO, FAKE food.
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Better it go through the Walmart Stores. Does that mean it is too late??
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bump
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Agenda 21
 Quoting: chowan


This. Lock up the food.





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