Subject: NEWS DIGEST: Understanding FSIS Language

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Thursday, September 6
Hi Friend,

Happy first week of September! Kids are back in school, the weather is cooling down, and gardens are overflowing with a bounty of delicious nutrient-dense foods. It is a wonderful time of year. This News Digest features Dr. Michael Fisher's second article in his series on Food Safety and Inspection Services, August's Member Photos, and our first Thankful Thursday post!

Thank you for reading, and have a great week!

Understanding FSIS Language

Dr. Michael Fisher is joining the FTCLDF website as a monthly contributor. Dr. Fisher is a retired United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Services (FSIS) veterinarian, bringing decades of experience enforcing FSIS regulations during the slaughter and processing of animals for which the USDA provides inspection services.

In Dr. Fisher's second installment, he explains common terms and phrases used in FSIS communications.

August Member Photos
August Member Photos

Every Monday is Member Photo Monday where we feature a member photo on our Instagram and Facebook pages. Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund is proud of our members, and we take great pleasure in highlighting their operations and the awesome work they are conducting in sustainable farming, animal husbandry, artisanal production, and homesteading.

Thankful Thursdays
Thankful Thursdays 

Have you joined us in thanking farmers for providing the nutrient-dense food we all love? We want to hear from you about why you are thankful for your farmers, why you are thankful for the opportunity to grow your own food or food for your community, or simply what having access to farm-fresh food means to you. Please send your feedback to

Take your appreciation further and DONATE! We have set up a new system for making donations in a snap! Please consider setting up a recurring donation or making a one-time donation on the launch of Thankful Thursdays. Your contributions will have a real impact for our real food community—just a $10 monthly recurring donation would make a significant difference for our members. Show your support as a friend of the farm, and tell our farming community how important they are.

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