An Exciting New Day is Dawning for Food Freedom and Farm Sovereignty
Not sure what the specifics are, but just got this call from Tim Wightman saying, Michael Schmidt is not guilty on all counts. Hold tight for more details. Meanwhile read this great blog:
What Michael Schmidt Case Means to Me
Then the second call with the details….
Next, Michael Walked out of the Courtroom
Michael just said to the crowd: It was a clear verdict. He was found not guilty on all charges. The judges verdict took 2-1/2 hours to read. He found that Michael had done his due diligence, developed a proper contract, and that everyone was informed. In doing so, Michael created something new. He added that there was no ability to address it in the regulations. The judge went on to say that Michael met a need for the people.
Then Michael took questions from reporters.
The first question was why he started the raw milk cowboarding program.
Michael: It was a consumer driven movement. (Tim Wightman who relayed this to me, agreed. He said that when he started his cowboarding program in Wisconsin, “it was because people came to him wanting the product. It certainly wasn’t because he wanted to make a buck. There are much easier ways to do that,” he said.)
Then there was a question about the raw milk “war.”
Michael: This wasn’t a war, just a very expensive drama.
To an unknown question, he responded:
Michael: I wanted to create a dialog. In the U.S. this dialog is just beginning. Take Wisconsin, for example. The dialog is starting there now (referring to Max Kane and Scott Trautman cases, obviously.)
(Tim Wightman added that when he ran into trouble with Wisconsin regulators 8 years ago, he wanted to go to court to resolve it, but the state wouldn’t do it. They refused, otherwise this issue could have been resolved in America 8 years ago).
The final question was “What will you do next?”
Michael: I still have to go home and milk the cows, be a farmer.
Michael added, “The hard part starts now. Getting legislation to back this decision up is the next step. To do so I am considering getting into the political arena.
(Tim Wightman’s parting “take” is that the judge’s decision is another thing the U.S. has to thank Canada for.)
Here are some excellent news clips:
I have a great big icing on the cake surprise for you tomorrow. Stay tuned to this blog.