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Monday, April 23, 2012

Michigan's New Pig Rule Threatens

by Paula MacIntre:

"The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment is enforcing a new policy that threatens the livelihoods of small farms raising heritage breeds of pigs that are popular with chefs and others buying in local food markets," states an article from the Michigan Land Use Institute. Read more here. Also check out Chef Eric Patterson's blog to find out what local chefs are doing to support the farmers. There's a fundraising dinner for farmer Mark Baker and his legal costs at 7 p.m. Monday, April 23, at The Blue Heron Restaurant in Cadillac. The cost is $75, not including tax and gratuity. Call The Blue Heron at 231-775-5461 to make reservation.

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