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Change in ag regs criminalizing urban farmers delayed

April 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

From our friends in Michigan Lansing Online News The Michigan Agricultural Commission voted to delay its decision on changing the “siting” regulation of the GAAMPs (Generally Accepted Agricultural and Management Practices) to remove Right to Farm protection from urban farmers. Folks like “Chicken Felon” Randy Zeilinger who want to raise chickens in their backyards would then be at the mercy of a conflicting and confusing crazy quilt of local and state zoning laws. The commission plans to vote on the change in late April. Wendy Banka, president of the Michigan Small Farm Council, said [...]

Sentencing of the MI CATS3 – Vicci Hamlin, Barbara Carter and Lisa Leggio

March 30, 2014 // 0 Comments

From  Bonnie Bucqueroux Sentencing of the MI CATS3 – Vicci Hamlin, Barbara Carter and Lisa Leggio   Judge William Collette allowed all three women to go free today, sentencing them to time served, some court costs and fines of more than $47,000 each (hearings will be held on those fines later). The three women have been in the Ingham County Jail since being found guilty on felony charges 34 days ago for chaining themselves to earthmoving equipment at the Enbridge pipeline construction site in Stockbridge. The Canadian company [...]