| 5/21/2013 3:59:00 PM

I posted my last entry on Friday the 17th on here as well as our personal blog and broadcast it through many of my networks to raise awareness of Vernon Hershberger's trial and I definitely got a response. We have been blogging for six years this June and of all our posts, The Quiet War on Our Farmers has the most hits by far. 

That's good. Really good. Most of the hits came the day I posted it. 

Now here's the interesting part. Saturday night, we got a call from the Wisconsin Department of Justice and suddenly, after months of knowing about us and our story, they won't need our testimony. Our subpeonas had officially been released and we would not be needed as witnesses for the state. 

I've been around this arena far too long for me to consider this coincidence. 

I held off blogging publicly about our involvement in the trial in the best interest of the defense and our friends who are deeply involved in Vernon's case. Then, within 24 hours of posting a tell-all blog (not really telling it all, me), we get contacted to let us know we are no longer needed.   

I admit, Andy and I are relieved only for the simple reason that we are about to move and close on a house in the country. This week is needed for packing, prepping and cleaning. Having to be "on call" for the state all week was a huge pressure for us. However, now that we won't be physically traveling to the court room, we'll be watching the headlines all week to see how it goes. And really, our problem of moving during this time is nothing compared to what Vernon and his family have been going through. I almost feel ashamed to compare our situation to his dire one. 

6/2/2013 1:11:45 PM

Becky & Andy, this controversy between farm fresh unregulated and processed regulated food has been raging for decades. Folks are very opinionated either one way or the other with, in most cases, no hope of changing their minds. Both sides can come up with statistics to make valid points. Clearly, their has been danger of illness from both sides of this debate. I tend to side with those that want freedom to choose. Many of the comments from the article link you provided mention the detrimental vices that cause more damage to society than food contamination. I would hope that it's really not their intention, but it appears that big business is trying to stamp out the last roots of our farming heritage by eliminating the small farmer. Good luck on your move. Hopefully this one will be for a longer time than the last ones. It's time to put down some roots, don't you think? :0) Have a great moving day.

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