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Raw Milk Institute Important Information

Andrew McAfee
This is my brother's farm in CA. As the largest producer of organic raw milk products and a very active speaker around the nation, he is considered the leader of the organic raw milk movement.
Please donate to help the Raw Milk Institute. They have a 60 day $60,000 fund drive to stay alive. The CA food NAZI's have been successful in the past shutting down distribution during the spinach scare in LA and other bogus claims. This latest attack has shut the dairy down now for 30 days from selling milk.
Please do what you can to raise awareness and funds to keep all of our freedoms alive.
Thank you!


Very Important Announcement
December 9, 2011

Help Us
to Help California Raw Milk

Just a month ago, many Californians would have had no reason to think that their access to raw milk was not secure. Then, we learned just how vulnerable our easy access to this nutrient-rich, life-giving substance is.

While the Organic Pastures Dairy Company works around the clock to comply with the many regulatory procedures that must be followed in order to return to production, another vitally important resource hangs in the balance as well…

Earlier this year, Mark McAfee, founded the Raw Milk Institute to do for raw milk what individual farmers and consumers could not do for themselves. RAWMI is the voice of responsible leadership and advocacy for raw milk. Our mission is to expand raw milk access by working with farmers, consumers and regulators, and by providing legislative oversight.

RAWMI is working with the regulatory and law-making community right here in California. Current activities include:
Meeting with the California Department of Food and Agriculture to legally define herd-share operations. This will allow for lawful operations and will prevent commercial-scale pasteurization operations from simply turning the tap on their bulk tanks and masquerading as raw milk producers.
Future topics will address certain regulatory standards, policies and fees that are unfair to raw milk dairies like Organic Pastures.
In addition, a Raw Milk Day at the Capitol and an educational documentary are also in the works.
RAWMI can help farmers by being a third-party which can advocate in areas that a farmer-under-fire cannot. These are just some of the reasons Californians need the Raw Milk Institute.

RAWMI’s daily operations and start-up costs have been funded by loans from Organic Pastures Dairy Company. The current recall of OPDC products and subsequent shut down, lasting nearly a month, has created a serious financial hardship for the company.

For this reason, and others, RAWMI needs your financial partnership so we can continue to be a resource for raw milk farmers and consumers alike.

To survive, RAWMI has launched a Financial Independence Initiative aimed at operating without further financial assistance and with the ability to address our start-up loans.
We need to raise $60,000 in 60 days.

Raising these funds by Feb. 15th, 2012 will allow us to continue advocating for raw milk in California, across the nation, and around the world.  You can give a tax-deductible personal donation or         organize a fund-raiser in your area. If you need ideas,  we can help. For fund-raisers we can also arrange personal or live video appearances by Organic Pastures or Raw Milk Institute staff.

If every Organic Pastures household donates $10 to the Raw Milk Institute, we would meet our goal. On-going efforts are crucial. Please visit www.RawMilkInstitute.org and consider the gift you give yourself - an advocate for raw milk protection and access in California.

Thank you for your timely response.

-RAWMI Board of Directors
Toll Free: (866) 228-9406
Email: [hidden email]

Raw Milk Institute
P.O. Box 436
Kerman, CA 93630
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