Drop the lawsuit against farmer Dan Brown
  • Petitioned Governor Paul LePage

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Governor Paul LePage

Drop the lawsuit against farmer Dan Brown

    1. Petition by

      Robert St Peter

      Sedgwick, ME

Recent rule changes by the Maine Department of Agriculture - including poultry processing and raw milk sales - are making criminals out of hard-working Mainers who are growing and processing food to share in their communities. Now the Department of Agriculture and State of Maine are suing Dan Brown, a man milking one cow and selling jams, pickles, and other prepared foods from his farmhouse kitchen. If successfully pursued, this lawsuit will have a chilling effect on Maine's growing local food movement and the promise of real economic development in our rural communities.

I strongly urge you to side with small farmers, their willing patrons, and the Maine Constitution. Drop the lawsuit against Dan Brown and respect the authority of the Local Food & Community Self-Governance Ordinance.

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    • sandra Ruther DES PLAINES, IL
      • about 2 years ago

      Why are "we" messing with small farmers? It's the corporate ones we need to file a law suit against....like Monsanto & Companies.

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    • LAVITA WILLIAMS LAWTON OK, OK
      • about 2 years ago

      I have lupus and I am latos intolerant but I can drink raw milk which helps me combat lupus flare ups.

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    • Mariel Viera CAROLINA, PUERTO RICO
      • about 2 years ago

      Someone tries to better they're community and the big companies don't like it because of greed. This man is doing a wonderful noble thing that I wish someone would do in my town. Why not attack the big companies that are poisoning our foods with pesticides? He hurts no one, they hurt countries.

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    • Christina Powell BRIDGEVILLE, PA
      • about 2 years ago

      It is time for all of us to get back to healthy eating and buying locally grown food that helps our local farmers. With a rate of obesity rapidly growing, are we really as helpless as the poor CAFO animals that are

      mistreated and slaughtered to feed the masses?

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    • Megan Saunders CAZADERO, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      Let's face reality: unless a severe case of food poisoning has been traced to this farmer's operation, this is a frivolous lawsuit that the court has every right to dismiss, and it probably will.

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