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Santa Cruz Family Farmers Agitate for Food Sovereignty

Raw milk farms seek to prevent crackdowns

In addition to today’s “Milk-In,” local farmers drafted a county-wide food sovereignty ordinance that a Commissioner will present next week.

By Good Times Santa Cruz

Due to a recent government crackdown on raw goat’s milk herdshares across the state and nation, many farmers are taking action to preserve their right to freely grow and consume food for personal use.

“When [the government is] stopping herd-share farms, they’re stopping private businesses where it’s private people making their own private decisions and getting all their produce from their own animals,” says Michael Hulme, owner of Evergreen Acres Farm in San Jose.

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