That's why my dad was forced out of selling milk many years ago. They had it set up so that only large operations could afford to conform to the "law." (Which was probably written with the help of corporate lawyers from huge agribusiness firms.)Wow!
I looked at doing a small goat dairy ... to meet all the rules, regs and laws it would cost me over $150,000.00 just to get started.
They will not be happy till they do all the small farmers/hobby farmers in.
It's funny ( sad) how that works isn't it....hmmmmm. It would probably be ok if the folks selling the bunnies would donate the wealth to help the underpriveleged..........just saying...........:ignore:So the feds can find some obscure family in Missouri selling rbbits illegaly and make an example of them yet can't find millions of illegal aliens in the United States and, if they do find them, want to turn their backs on enforcing the law and prosecuting them for their crimes and instead make them citizens!!!!!!!!!
It's time for serious barter... closed societies and autonomous groups! A new type of grange movement.Because small farms and keeping things local is not good for the economy.
You beat me to it BC, I was going to suggest that if these folks (and others like them) didn't "sell" their rabbits, milk, eggs, produce, etc. but rather bartered it for other commodities, then I don't believe a license would be required.It's time for serious barter... closed societies and autonomous groups! A new type of grange movement.
No open commerce... it's taxes that fuel this nonsense in the first place.
We are not far from cashless society anyway... the "chip" will be the only way to buy food.
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:lolsmash: :lolsmash: :lolsmash: @ the need for sarcasm fontBecause small farms and keeping things local is not good for the economy. You need large scale production in one place that you can truck or ship all over the world to be efficient, everyone knows that. Besides, on large operations it is easier to maintain quality and insure adequate safety and environmental inspections. Who would want to buy locally where if there was a problem the local small farmer would be all over it to fix, or more likely would have fixed it before there was a problem. Wouldn't you rather support a large corporation where a majority of their employees might not even know what they produce over a small local person who you could ask direct questions to and where their reputation and sales are directly linked to the quality of their products? A couple cows or chickens here and a couple there is no way to run a profitable (for the investors anyway) corporation. You 'buy local' kooks and your anti mega-farm way of thinking drive me crazy.
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don't forget the detrimentally fascist EPAThe USDA - yet another rogue organized-crime syndicate of jack-booted Government thugs forcing We The People to "toe the Party line" or else!!
Time to totally flush the bloated Fed-Gov system and add a good dose of chlorine to that cesspool in DC.
I tend to agree there...a revolution is in the future...maybe immediate, who knows??Glad I'm not the only one that sees the government as the not so 'all knowing' entity it claims/tries to be. I seriously think this country is due (and needs) a RESET. I don't know how it could ever turn out to be a non-violent one, but hopefully it will. Civil War, Revolution, whetever you want to call it... I fear is not too far off the horizon the the good ole US of A.