Tyrannical Michigan Ag Agency Forces Co-op to Destroy Nutrient Dense Foods

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Being a former WAPf chapter leader I realize the value of nutrient dense foods. The work that a farmer puts into raising these healthy foods is truly a labor of love. Many people have a dire need for these foods, mostly for medical reasons. One could almost write a book with all the ‘anecdotal’ evidence you witness as WAPF chapter leader. These consumers sometimes go two hours or more out of their way for these life giving foods. In some areas of the country Co-ops have been organized to get the owners foods closer to home. Sounds great, right? Yeah, and it saves people gas and time. But, then the regulators, who are in bed with big agra, decide that you cannot have your food and it must be destroyed. This scenario sounds like the stories I used to hear  almost fifty years ago from my great Grandmother as one of the main reasons they traveled across the ocean on a huge wooden ship to Ellis Island and became Americans. The Communists had taken Slovakia and the country had turned into a totalitarian police state. The Communist would take whatever food from their farm and garden that they wanted for the ‘community’ and for themselves without any form of compensation.


Once again we become witnesses to this type of Communist tyranny in Amerika, this time at the hands of the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD). My Family Co-Op was in the process of distributing the nutrient dense foods to the owners at one of their drop sites in Wayne county, Michigan when lo and behold a S.W.A.T. like raid ensued by the MDARD.

Deliveries are normally done by Jenny Samuelson, but due to a recent surgery her brother had filled in. Unbeknownst to him the refrigerated truck would be raided and he would be intimidated into a warrantless search and seizure by MDRAD agents on this particular run.

The food was embargoed until the dump. The Co-op wanted to give the food to Baker’s Green Acres for animal feed but that was not allowed by MDARD for lack of a feed license on the Co-op’s behalf. The police state mentality of the MDARD agency was going to prevail and they were hell-bent on observing the Co-op destroy this precious food. Over $3,600 of raw milk, raw butter, raw cream, and soy free eggs were seized and scheduled to be destroyed within the next few days. While the MDARD jackboots watched, the Co-op owners who were stressed and under duress, destroyed, as ordered, every single egg  (1200), tossed the raw cream and raw butter  in a dumpster, and poured  the raw milk into a sprayer, and the thugs watched until every last drop was sprayed as fertilizer on a field, according to Samuelson the Co-op’s coordinator.

No laws had been broken by the Co-op but MDARD’s policy had been violated. Let me ask you readers this, since when does policy supercede the rule of law? No one had been made sick or injured by their products either! Once again due process is denied in Michigan.

My friend David Gumpert explained it best on his blog The Complete Patient: “There were all kinds of other ways for the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to have handled any problems they saw with My Family Co-Op. They could have warned Jenny Samuelson, the co-op’s owner that she was possibly violating a 2013 policy statement on herd shares. They could have given her a citation, listed the charges against her, held a hearing where she and the owners of the food could have attempted to answer the charges, and then levied a fine if she was found to be in violation. (Actually, the fine and such can still happen, since the seizure order placed on the food last week carries possible penalties, at the MDARD’s discretion.)”

Gumpert continues, “But those kinds of civilized steps would have forced the state to be businesslike and law-abiding. Collective punishment isn’t about being businesslike and law-abiding. It isn’t about presenting charges and letting the accused respond. It is about brute force and complete control. It is about sending a message about who is in charge, and what happens if you cut into corporate profits.”


The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fundmay have another battle on their hands soon in Michigan. FTCLDF president, Pete Kennedy, Esq. made this comment to FoodFreedomUSA: “It’s always disappointing when the government treats someone, who is benefiting the health of the community, like a criminal. MDARD raided Jennifer Samuelson’s truck without ever telling her what it thought was wrong with her operation beforehand. She was willing to work with the department. What has happened is a waste of taxpayer money and good food.”

This scene is becoming all to common across the United States of America. If you did not take the time to read the Declaration of Independence for this past holiday, I urge you to read it now. Reflect upon the wisdom of our founding fathers and in it you will find the strength and courage to stand up to these collectivist agencies that are doing the bidding of the Agricultural Industrial Complex and destroying the lives of patriotic American family farmers.

It may be time for the food rights movement to adopt a battle song.

March of Cambreadth is the award-winning signature song of Alexander James Adams, previously known as Heather Alexander. The song is well known in film, Renaissance Fair and Society for Creative Anachronism circles. It has been featured in novels by Mike Shepherd, John Ringo and S.M. Stirling. It has also been parodied extensively.

March of Cambreadth received a Pegasus Award in 2006, in the category “Best Battle Song”.

Axes flash, broadsword swing,
Shining armour’s piercing ring
Horses run with polished shield,
Fight Those Bastards till They Yield
Midnight mare and blood red roan,
Fight to Keep this Land Your Own
Sound the horn and call the cry,
How Many of Them Can We Make Die!

Follow orders as you’re told,
Make Their Yellow Blood Run Cold
Fight until you die or drop,
A Force Like Ours is Hard to Stop
Close your mind to stress and pain,
Fight till You’re No Longer Sane
Let not one damn cur pass by,
How Many of Them Can We Make Die!

Guard your women and children well,
Send These Bastards Back to Hell
We’ll teach them the ways of war,
They Won’t Come Here Any More
Use your shield and use your head,
Fight till Every One is Dead
Raise the flag up to the sky,
How Many of Them Can We Make Die!

Dawn has broke, the time has come,
Move Your Feet to a Marching Drum
We’ll win the war and pay the toll,
We’ll Fight as One in Heart and Soul
Midnight mare and blood red roan,
Fight to Keep this Land Your Own
Sound the horn and call the cry,
How Many of Them Can We Make Die!


2 thoughts on “Tyrannical Michigan Ag Agency Forces Co-op to Destroy Nutrient Dense Foods

  1. The tyrants are determined to prevent us from being self sufficient to the point of sending SWAT teams to enforce bureacratic policies!WTF? At what point does resistance begin? Enough, already. Enough!
    And I love that song. Should be the anthem of the Resistance.

  2. adopt a song wtf don’t allow it to happen in the first place every time these morons are allowed to do this they will move on to the next and do it again
    rifles rope use em
    theft of your property food or otherwise
    are these ppl going to allow them to starve them to death here like they have and are doing in many parts of the world oh AGAIN
    they sent these types of moron goons around to either steal livestock and food or destroy it in the past
    time to rid the parasites

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