We are so pleased," said Judith McGeary, executive director of the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance
, a national group that advocates for independent farmers.
The comments submitted jointly by WAPF and the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance
(FARFA) this week urged the FDA to consider several factors in determining which food facilities should be considered high-risk priorities, including the size of the facility, the complexity and scope of the supply and distribution chain, and whether the facility is already inspected at the state or local level.
The article also didn't tell about the trouble small meat processors have with getting the USDA to allow them to test for BSE--mad cow disease--or list some of the grass-roots organizations that are fighting the NAIS, such as Liberty Ark Coalition or the Texas-based Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance
Our farmers don't turn to the government easily; that's not their instinct," said Judith McGeary, an attorney and the executive director of the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance
, an organization that supports independent family farmers.