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Feds: Lancaster Co. farmer violating food safety laws

The clop of horse hooves and rustle of passing buggies are the only sounds to interrupt the cows grazing on Miller’s Organic Farm in Upper Leacock Township. But farmer Amos Miller has been loudly fighting a years-long battle against the federal government over food safety inspection laws. “My goal is to have my children stay on the farm. I am willing to take the stand to make sure that we sure preserve our culture,” Miller said. Miller raises a variety of animals, including cows, chicken, sheep and camels, selling the unprocessed meat and dairy products to about 2,000 members of a private association of food buyers. The root of the conflict is Miller’s lack of a license to slaughter those animals and continued sale of them without legal safety inspections. The Department of Justice has filed several lawsuits against Miller and the farm, including a 2019 suit that ultimately won an injunction to cease violating food safety laws. In 2020 Miller signed a consent decree acknowledging he violated the injunction. The latest action came June 7, when U.S. District Judge Edward G. Smith, Jr. ordered Miller to appear in court on June 16. Miller will have to show cause why he should not be held in contempt of court: https://www.fox43.com/article/news/local/lancaster-county/lancaster-farm-fights-federal-government-food-safety-laws/521-20df2790-ad04-4717-8d90-78751702d560

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