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In our 30 yrs. of Morningland Dairy production there have been no complaints or reports of illness connected with eating our raw milk cheeses, yet in August of 2010 the FDA and Missouri authorities, using improperly handled and very questionable test results from California, made us recall all cheese sold in 2010, embargoed all our remaining cheese, refused to properly test our cheese, denied us a jury trial, judged us - without any proof - to have an unsanitary plant and sick animals, ordered us to make unaffordable changes to our plant that are not required according to regulation as well as to do expensive testing of our cheese that also is not required according to regulation, and have since badgered us with false accusations and demands for information from our new, private membership association, insisting specifically that we include our members’ private information and threatening us with a $100/day fine until we acquiesce to their demands.
If you are fed up, as are we, with power-hungry bureaucrats who are making every effort to deny us the right to choose what we feed our families and to destroy small family farms, then please stand with us in this fight. Help our family farm to continue by contacting the following offices, and by financially supporting us, if you can. This is not just about cheese; it’s about freedom under God, and not under these bureaucratic would-be gods. May the One, true God bless us in this fight!
OFFICE OF GOVERNOR JAY NIXON
P.O. Box 720
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone: (573) 751-3222
STATE MILK BOARD
1616 Missouri Boulevard
PO Box 630
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Fax: (573) 751-2527
MISSOURI ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE
Supreme Court Building
207 W. High St.
P.O. Box 899
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Fax: 573-751-0774; Email: email@example.com
If you live in Missouri, please contact your elected representatives. To find your representative and senator, go to http://www.senate.mo.gov/llookup/leg_lookup.aspx
PLEASE NOTE: For up-to-date information about what has and is going on with our fight to keep Morningland Dairy alive, go to: http://uncheeseparty.wordpress.com/
|Posted by morninglanddairy on March 31, 2011 at 1:09 AM||comments (1)|
|Posted by morninglanddairy on March 20, 2011 at 12:28 AM||comments (0)|
"Stay of Execution on Cheese is Granted!
Morningland Moves on to Appeal
March 9th 2011
In a surprisingly fast decision, the Judge in the Morningland of the Ozarks LLC’s case has ruled in favor of a “stay of execution” on destruction of the cheese in the farmstead cheese company’s refrigerated cave.
Yesterday at 1pm, there was a teleconference regarding Morningland counsel’s request for a stay on the State’s desire to destroy all of the cheese that has been held under embargo since August 26th. The Judge had issued his Order for Judgment for destruction and had also issued a Permanent Injunction on Morningland LLC to stop them from making or selling cheese until a very untenable set of criteria were met by the company. Counsel Gary Cox requested a stay on destruction and asked the judge to dismiss the counter claims brought by Morningland LLC in their case with the Missouri Milk Board.
Today, March 9th, 2011, the day the Milk Board wanted to begin destroying the cheese, Judge Dunlap issued a five point ruling in favor of the Stay and now the case to destroy the cheese moves on to Appeal.
Morningland of the Ozarks LLC , has been in business for 30 years with no incidence of illness ever surfacing. Despite the history of companies like Morningland, the FDA issued a notice to consumers the same day the decision to grant a stay was being heard saying that raw dairy may “Pose a Health Threat”.
While Morningland of the Ozarks LLC has been put out of business by the seizure and complete halt of selling or producing cheese at the cheese plant, Morningland intends to move forward as a private health food association and hopes to make cheese again soon. Joseph and Denise Dixon, the prior principals of Morningland LLC said, “If we can just hold on until spring fully hits, when the grass comes in and the cows don’t need to be fed, we think we can weather this, and hopefully produce living, healthful food for our members again.” '
|Posted by morninglanddairy on March 3, 2011 at 1:02 AM||comments (2)|
(See the Recall Info/Court Action page for the complete judgment/order.)**
** We are temporarily unable to dispay the judgment/order on our site. It can be found at : http://www.thecompletepatient.com/storage/MorninglandDecison2-23-11.pdf
|Posted by morninglanddairy on March 1, 2011 at 7:51 AM||comments (1)|
Last week we sent the following to the Howell County Court and to the Missouri Attorney General's office:
REQUEST FOR JUDICIAL NOTICE
Comes now, Defendants Joseph and Denise Dixon, with a request for judicial notice of the following item, to wit:
(1) There are several things of which courts are required to take judicial notice, with one being all State and Federal laws. We wish to point specifically to Public Law 97-280, which was approved by the United States Congress on October 4, 1982. It is the firmly held religious belief of the defendants that not only was Congress correct in their findings, but that we, the owners of Morningland Dairy, follow the teachings and precepts of scripture as the absolute and final authority in heaven and upon the earth.
(2) As an information source for this court, and to preserve our beliefs upon the face of the record, defendants recite the following:
I, Joseph Alan Dixon, of the house of Israel, do come before Yahweh, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and do bring with me for judgment all of us, from me and my family and businesses, to the state milk board, the attorney general office people, the state milk board people, the state of Missouri government, the FDA people, and all federal government agencies and the U.S. federal government for judgment under Yahweh's Law.
We, at Morningland Dairy, have looked fervently and have found no one that has been harmed in any way by our cheese!
The state agencies and government and federal agencies and government have looked fervently and have found no one that has been harmed in any way by our cheese!
We ask for judgment between them and us from the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob on this matter.
II Chronicles 7:14 - If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
|Posted by morninglanddairy on January 9, 2011 at 10:33 AM||comments (5)|
Dear Morningland Friends & Customers,
We apologize for the long delay in adding to this blog. We have felt unsure of what to add as the preparations for court have been made.
We are scheduled to be in court on January 11th and 12th. The place: Howell County Courthouse, 101 Courthouse (downtown on the Square), West Plains, Missouri, 65775.
On Friday afternoon, the judge for our case bowed out and another judge was appointed. Also, we were denied trial by jury, and only part of the case is to be heard, which is the Missouri Milk Board's claims and our first and second counterclaims.
No illnesses, no harm from our cheese, has ever occurred, in over 30 years. There has been no verified testing of our cheese, but the intent of the Missouri Milk Board is to have all of our cheese destroyed. How did we get to the point in the United States of America that we are guilty until proven innocent?
If you can attend this trial, we invite you. Hear what is said and you be the jury! We ask for your humble prayers to the One True God, whom we know for a surety is truly in control of this situation.
If we haven't thanked you for your kind support before, we wholeheartedly do so now! May you be blessed as you have blessed us!!
~Joseph, Denise, Jedadiah, and the families of Morningland Dairy
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