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Submitted by Food Democracy Now on September 6, 2011 - 5:18am

By Mike Callicrate,

This unwarranted action comes against, Mike Callicrate and A.J. Jones, two of the nation’s leading advocates of sustainable family farm agriculture. Mike and A.J. produce good food from their environmentally beneficial, humane, and sustainable farming and ranching operation. Mike is also a long-time outspoken critic of the industrial, big food cartel that continues to drive family farmers and ranchers off the land as they take more and more control of our government and our food supply.

Ruleton, Kansas, Spring 2011 - What has the EPA done here? Nothing.

Hay stock for winter feeding at Callicrate Cattle Co. that the EPA contends is in violation and pollutant as the runoff needs to be contained.

Why have we allowed the federal government to circumvent our local and state agencies in attacking the best examples of sustainable farming and ranching while ignoring the pollution and other extremely bad actions of big industrial operations? The federal government gives permission to the blatant and massive pollution of companies like BP, Exxon Mobile, Tyson, Cargill, JBS and Smithfield, and instead, without due process, goes after environmentally friendly family farms and ranches, producing healthy local foods, like Callicrate.

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ORDER: “The inspector also noted that your operation included swine and poultry and that these activities may be deemed a significant operational change requiring Kansas Department of Health and Environment approval.”

NOTE: We are checking with KDHE about the addition of swine and poultry to the operation.

Reach out to everyone from your local sheriff, county commissioners, state and national legislators, to persons of influence. Ask them to stop this overreach and abuse of federal power that could be headed your way.

Mike Callicrate at Farm Aid 2011 (far left Willie Nelson)

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