Feds Shut Down Amish Farm for Selling Fresh Milk


Fed: "Yeah!! We shut down that damn trouble causing Amish milk seller!"
*holsters gun and high fives the twenty other feds*
Arrested Amish farmer: "Hey, there is some Mexican drug dealer sneaking across the desert, I see him right over there!"
Fed: "Shut up, terrorist. Yer milk selling days are ova."


**FILE** Morgan the cow stops to eat grass on her way to being milked at a rally held by Grassfed on the Hill at Upper Senate Park in Washington on May 16, 2011. The rally was held to protest the sting operation the FDA conducted against Pennsylvania dairy farmer Daniel Allgyer and his private buying customers. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

The FDA won its two-year fight to shut down an Amish farmer who was selling fresh raw milk to eager consumers in the Washington, D.C., region after a judge this month banned Daniel Allgyer from selling his milk across state lines and he told his customers he would shut down his farm altogether.

The decision has enraged Mr. Allgyer’s supporters, some of whom have been buying from him for six years and say the government is interfering with their parental rights to feed their children.

But the Food and Drug Administration, which launched a full investigation complete with a 5 a.m. surprise inspection and a straw-purchase sting operation against Mr. Allgyer’s Rainbow Acres Farm, said unpasteurized milk is unsafe and it was exercising its due authority to stop sales of the milk from one state to another.

Adding to Mr. Allgyer’s troubles, Judge Lawrence F. Stengel said that if the farmer is found to violate the law again, he will have to pay the FDA’s costs for investigating and prosecuting him.

His customers are wary of talking publicly, fearing the FDA will come after them.

“I can’t believe in 2012 the federal government is raiding Amish farmers at gunpoint all over a basic human right to eat natural food,” said one of them, who asked not to be named but received weekly shipments of eggs, milk, honey and butter from Rainbow Acres, a farm near Lancaster, Pa. “In Maryland, they force taxpayers to pay for abortions, but God forbid we want the same milk our grandparents drank.”

The FDA, though, said the judge made the right call in halting Mr. Allgyer’s cross-border sales.

“Intrastate sale of raw milk is allowed in Pennsylvania, and Mr. Allgyer had previously received a warning letter advising him that interstate sale of raw milk for human consumption is illegal,” agency spokeswoman Siobhan DeLancey said.

Neither the FDA nor the Justice Department, which pursued the legal case, provided numbers to The Washington Times on the cost of the investigation and court fight.

Fans of fresh milk, which they also call raw milk, attribute all kinds of health benefits to it, including better teeth and stronger immune systems. Raw milk is particularly popular among parents who want it for their children.

In a unique twist, the movement unites people on the left and the right who argue that the federal government has no business controlling what people choose to consume.

In a rally last year, they drank fresh milk in a park across Constitution Avenue from the Senate. __________________


silent ghost
this bullshit govt we have is pissed because they couldnt tax it and recieve moo-ney and also controll its mfg for "health" pourposes. good for the amish who do stuff like this and get away with it!
your right people,theres terrorists and illegals we need to worry about. our money is bieng wasted on this "menial" shit. ill tell you why,because the feds are too stupid to get these "others",that amish are easy to find. its the govts fault things are the way they are in the first place anyway! FUCK THEM!


Registered Offender
I wonder how many FBI agents and those of other Government agencies ever take pause and consider what they are often told to do in the name of their masters.

I am sure that many of them enter the profession as idealistic and good hearted individuals who only want to make a positive contribution to society.

I wonder how in their quiet moments, they justify to themselves being reduced to nothing more than 'Henchmen With A Good Pension'.

The world has seen so many politicised acts of oppression and even murder from them that I do not doubt that there must be a sizeable minority who are self-aware enough to question what they are made to be and to do in the name of the State.

After all, they are well educated and well informed men and women.

I do not doubt that very few of them set out to become paid thugs for a system that is working tirelessly against the real people of America.

Can they look at their own children without wondering what sort of country they are helping to create for them?

I wonder?


silent ghost
they know. the problem is either theyre numb to it or living in a fantasy land or just dont give a shit anymore....