Family Farm Defenders Records, 1985, 1990-2013

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Title: Family Farm Defenders Records
Inclusive Dates: 1985, 1990-2013

  • Family Farm Defenders
Call Number: Mss 1198

Quantity: 1.8 cubic feet (1 records center carton and 2 archives boxes)

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Records, 1985, 1990-2013, of Family Farm Defenders, a grassroots family farmer advocacy organization, documenting its beginnings in the Dump the National Dairy Board Campaign, which began as a movement to hold a national referendum on the continuation of the mandatory dairy checkoff program which funds the National Dairy Board's promotion efforts, as well as concerns about the NDB's role in promoting the use of recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH) in dairy milk production. Also included are materials concerning the Family Farmer Cheese project, records of the American Raw Milk Producers Pricing Association (ARMPPA), and a few records of a predecessor organization, the Wisconsin Family Farm Defense Fund, established in 1985.


Forms part of the Organic and Sustainable Agriculture Collection.

The first few issues of the organization's newsletter, The Family Farm Defender, are included in this collection; the WHS Library holds later issues. The publication was subsequently renamed Family Farm Defenders Newsletter and then Defender: The Newsletter of the Family Farm Defenders (current title).

Language: English

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