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Exclusive: Feds threatening Michigan family farm with armed raid
Friday, January 31, 2014 by: J. D. Heyes

Post By LedaOhio9 | Beforeitsnews


But, Look at that little guy.. Just look at `um… Awwwwww
I shot Bambi the other week with my bow and it breaks my heart every time I pierce Rudolph’s (Bambi) heart. Every Tenderloin delicate tasty succulent bite I ate of her I thought about her living free and wild, happy.. “running and playing” but, at the same time, just how damn great she felt in my tummy fried with Louisiana hot sauce. SOOO!

I Hate to admit it. My babies are screaming for food.. I’d Wallop that piggie with a rubber mallet 100 times if need be to feed my babies!
POINT BEING! These FED STASI NAZI POS’s are trying to say.. “Hey, That is the wrong type of pig!” Like um.. Drrrr!
Read below and ask yourself.. What is the wrong kind of pig? ::face palm::
TO ME… This is more of MonSATAN weilding their power to control, not only the farmer but.. FOOD!

There is a big Difference between wanting to Feed The World and Control The Food!

Mark’s Earlier Video from Baker’s Green Acres

(NaturalNews) A Michigan farmer says he could be facing an armed raid by government agents soon, following a lengthy disagreement with state Department of Natural Resources officials over his refusal to obey an order to kill his feral pigs.

Mark Baker, owner of Baker’s Green Acres, told Natural News in an interview that he was informed recently by a former business associate that local state and federal agriculture officials have been forbidden from contacting him because he is potentially dangerous.

In particular, he said, one USDA field agent whom the associate identified as Tom Gallagher, allegedly labeled Baker, a disabled U.S. Air Force veteran, as a “gun-wielding lunatic” and said agency supervisors have made it clear that only “armed DNR [Department of Natural Resources] agents” are allowed to visit Baker’s property.

“[H]e stated vehemently that he and any other MDARD [Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development] employee[s] were expressly forbidden from visiting or in any way contacting Mark Baker or Baker’s Green Acres,” Baker said in a letter to the Missaukee County Sheriff’s Department, informing law enforcement officials of the incident. “This was an order that ‘came down from the top.’ He also stated that only ‘armed DNR agents’ would visit our farm and that [I] was portrayed as a ‘gun-wielding lunatic.’”

“I consider this to be a threat to me and my family,” Baker, who retired from the Air Force, wrote.

Heavy fines and and a longstanding dispute

Baker’s troubles with state and federal officials began in 2012 when the Michigan Department of Natural Resources issued new guidance on what constitutes feral – wild – pigs. A December 2011 “Declaratory Ruling” issued by the MDNR listed nine traits which redefined Baker’s pigs – and thousands of others across the state that were being raised by other farmers – as “invasive species,” which, as such, must be destroyed.

But Baker says he and other family farmers in the state have been raising the same species of pigs for decades; they believe that the Declaratory Ruling, which was issued following a petition by the Michigan Animal Farmers Association, was arbitrary and made in deference to the conventional pork industry as a way to destroy competition.

Baker has thus far defied the order, drawing a $700,000 fine and, apparently, the ire of agriculture officials. He says he is scheduled to take the issue to court in March, where he is confident that he will be vindicated.

In the meantime, however, he believes that Gallagher’s comments are an indication that the “threat level is increasing,” and he says he fears that a further escalation of tensions – already thick in the area – is taking place, albeit needlessly.

“I spoke to (Missaukee County Sheriff James) Bosscher a couple of summers ago when all of this started,” Baker told Natural News. “He wasn’t interested.”

“He can diffuse all of this,” Baker continued, “but he refuses to do so.”

No word from the sheriff’s department

Baker said his recent letter to the sheriff’s department was accompanied by a formal police report.

“While there is no specific time frame, the fact that the only contact I would have from the state government would be at the business end of a loaded weapon held by someone who’s been led to believe I’m out to hurt him/her (that’s what ‘gun wielding lunatics’ do) is disconcerting,” the letter said. “I have never expressed sentiments of bodily harm towards any government agent. The government, however, has a track record of painting a picture of a suspect and then acting on their suppositions with no regard for the facts. Often they disregard local law enforcement, who may have a true knowledge of a ‘suspect’ in their pursuit of their goal. This is disturbing and I take it very seriously.”

He continued:

I am requesting written assurance that myself and my family are safe from an unannounced, SWAT team style raid. We have no intention of engaging the DNR on such a physical threat level. … We have chosen a civil route to resolve this conflict and are seeking written assurance that they have confirmed an equally civil approach to you. I am also requesting written confirmation or denial of the no contact orders.

Thus far, he says, he has received no such assurances – no word at all, in fact – from the sheriff’s department.

Nevertheless, he’s looking forward to settling the matter – in court – and soon. “They’ve just about put me out of business,” he says.


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    • Country Codger

      Very good report. I will forward this to my family and friends, who like myself, are farmers.

      • taptap

        while you are sharing that with your friends and fellow farmers, perhaps you also inform them the PED swine virus is back killing pigs in ontario and quebeq. perhaps this is why they are trying to cull the feral pigs. so your livestock does not get infected

        • damdems

          With that logic we need to kill all the livestock because of natural diseases. The gov cant run health care, IRS, DHS or just pick any dept, so you trust them over a farmer? This story should go viral to prove we have a copious government enslaved to the powers that be aka. big AG and Pharma.

        • Bronson

          taptap: Using your logic, just cull everything? maybe your using code words, letting people know the true meaning behind Fukushima, and BP oil “Disasters”. Not to mention all the other disasters that never make the news.
          Maybe your code also includes riots, and culling of people?
          Wow, just think of all the ones that use your logic……
          What is your take on China prepping for war? is that another logical culling. Maybe they caught the flu, and they need to cull, this is your logic…why stop with hogs?

          It is very scary knowing people think this way…your logic is very scary.

    • Anonymous

      SYSTEMIC INSANITY …. the only “LUNATICS” are those in Government. “Our” supposed SERVANTS. This government is terrified of everybody and everything because it KNOWS that it is WRONG and CORRUPT.

    • Anonymous

      DOMESTIC TERRORISM …. a complaint to the United Nations and the International Criminal Court would be good.

    • Blogengeezer

      Interesting when society allows itself (drinks the Jim Jones kool aid) to be programmed into the misguided belief that government always, unquestionably knows best. Like an elementary school teacher that transfers her personal emotions, downloading them into the sponge like minds of the children.

      That ingrained programmed set of ‘rules, regulations, restrictions’ then manifests itself in adult life. Bureaucracy is overloaded with those deeply programmed individuals that have Never actually produced anything of value for consumption by society, let alone earn a profit and support a payroll. The easy way of life being a government unionized employee, only demands blind following of orders. The ‘outer circle’ is now overwhelmingly comprised of myopic self serving followers.

      Woe be to the anesthetized proletariat that periodically questions the authoritarian demands, having thus been forced Down into and among the seething masses.

    • LedaOhio9

      TO ME…

      IT all seems more of MonSATAN’S plan to Control food.. They do not want to feed the World. they want to control the food..


    • Anonymous

      If you do some research you’ll find that in the recent past 2 or 3 farms in Michigan have been swarmed by EPA swat teams and all of the feral pigs killed. They had absolutely no recourse with the court system, or local sheriffs dept. One of the farms had been growing the same pigs for generations. It wiped out an entire families fortune and incomes. This is absolutely government out of control. The only reason to declare these pigs “feral” is obviously some large pig growing farms have “paid off” the EPA or donated to the correct politician, to eliminate competition… It’s only a matter of time until a farmer gets angry and defends what is rightfully his. I say MOLON LABE!

      “But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security”.

      • Anonymous

        I live here in Mich. as well. You are exactly correct on All accounts. And that…. is a shame.

    • Rickxl3

      What is wrong with having these pigs? Are they man killers or carry a disease or do they believe he is out of his mind. I come from a farm and been isolated with no support close at hand makes one threaten anyone that challenges you to scare them off. The city people in gang areas do the same, the local law should handle this as they know the type of language that is common in there area.

    • sunshine

      China is cloning there pigs and selling here or going to start, and, bought a huge company(PORK) that supplies enormous amount of foods to USA and other counties. experimenting with our livestock is not good. Amazing we are at war, our veggies are meats, they just want to create another species I gather. The Illuminati wants a large % of us gone. They control are food in take they control us, they control the world, its that simple….. BUT NOT WITHOUT A FIGHT. We can all blast them out of here with just thought…. think about it …

    • McElchap

      The techno-tyranny demands that only patented breeds, hybrids of BigAgra, are raised and delivered to market. Baker’s “feral” pigs are a strong genetic stock with more flavor, and well confined as domestic livestock rather than running “wild”. I have been following this horrid story from the beginning, and it is a prime example of big business & big government waging war on the independent family farmer.

    • Notanobamabot

      I had a dream the other night I didn’t understand,
      A figure walking through the mist, with flintlock in his hand.
      His clothes were torn and dirty, as he stood there by my bed,
      He took off his three-cornered hat, and speaking low he said:

      We fought a revolution to secure our liberty,
      We wrote the Constitution, as a shield from tyranny.
      For future generations, this legacy we gave,
      In this, the land of the free and home of the brave.

      The freedom we secured for you, we hoped you’d always keep,
      But tyrants labored endlessly while your parents were asleep.
      Your freedom gone – your courage lost – you’re no more than a slave,
      In this, the land of the free and the home of the brave.

      You buy permits to travel, and permits to own a gun,
      Permits to start a business, or to build a place for one.
      On land that you believe you own, you pay a yearly rent,
      Although you have no voice in choosing how the money’s spent.

      Your children must attend a school that doesn’t educate,
      Your moral values can’t be taught, according to the state.
      You read about the current “news” in a very biased press,
      You pay a tax you do not owe, to please the IRS.

      Your money is no longer made of silver or of gold,
      You trade your wealth for paper, so life can be controlled.
      You pay for crimes that make our Nation turn from God to shame,
      You’ve taken Satin’s number, as you’ve traded in your name.

      You’ve given government control to those who do you harm,
      So they can padlock churches, and steal the family farm.
      And keep our country deep in debt, put men of God in jail,
      Harass your fellow countryman while corrupted courts prevail.

      Your public servants don’t uphold the solemn oath they’re sworn,
      Your daughters visit doctors so children won’t be born.
      Your leaders ship artillery and guns to foreign shores,
      And send your sons to slaughter, fighting other people’s wars.

      Can you regain your Freedom for which we fought and died?
      Or don’t you have the courage, or the faith to stand with pride?
      Are there no more values for which you’ll fight to save?
      Or do you wish your children live in fear and be a slave?

      Sons of the Republic, arise and take a stand!
      Defend the Constitution, the Supreme Law of the Land!
      Preserve our Republic, and each God-given right!
      And pray to god to keep the torch of freedom burning bright!

      As I awoke he vanished, in the mist from whence he came,
      His words were true, we are not free, and we have ourselves to blame.
      For even now as tyrants trample each God-given right,
      We only watch and tremble – too afraid to stand and fight.
      If he stood by your bedside in a dream while you’re asleep,
      And wonder what remains of your right he fought to keep.
      What would be your answer if he called out from the grave?
      Is this still the land of the free and home of the brave?

      • John

        its not brave to throw a puppy of a roof…its the land of the cowardly and bullies next to rapists

        see for yourself why you are hated across the world

      • Eva

        Did you write this? If not, who did? Do I have your permission to post it on Facebook and my blog? Thank you.

        • Jason Trodglen (All rights reserved)

          Go to liberty tree radio. and you will hear it used often.

      • Jason Trodglen (All rights reserved)

        I wish I could bump this to the top. Oh how that tree calls out for the the blood of Patriots and Tyrants alike.

    • Bohunk

      The Soviet Union killed its economy by arbitrarily deciding what things will be offered for sale and who will provide them. The result was inefficient production of items that the public did not want and in many cases did not need. America’s economy flourished because it was based consumer demand. The Soviet Block nations interfered in commerce which brought unwanted, inferior, and non-cost effective products to market. This type of commerce (mis)management is bad for any nation’s economy, America’s economy included. What the government is doing here is no different than if they demanded that Ford Motor Company stop making their cars and scrap all its parts. Just because GMC wants to eliminate competition. Would America benefit form this? Absolutely not. So it is the same by eliminating the competition to the big business pig raisers. Today it is the small pig farmer being putout of business. Tomorrow it could be the company you work for. Remember the SWAT attack on Gibson Guitars? The US government is constantly infringing on US commerce. This is not a good thing. It is a move towards dictatorship. People, we must put a stop to this. Select your candidates carefully and vote for those that will promote small government.

    • taptap

      there is a very contagious swine infection that is raving through canada right now, and i suspect it has hit the upper midwest. this is why the order to cull the pigs has been given. there is no conspiracy here, no government overstep. they are doing their jpb and protecting the rest of the nation. good grief people, not everything is as it appears, exp if you do not have the full story. canada has alread culled two seperate farms in ontario, sounds mighty close to michigan. not to mention the story refers to feral pigs, which means there is no way to control their movement and very well be transmitting the virus to other pigs. personally anyone who would keep feral pigs is nuts

      • Anonymous

        Anyone that automatically assumes the govt is right and the farmer wrong, is nuts in my opinion. Ever seen a feral hog? They don’t much resemble domesticated varieties. They have long, attenuated, rat-like snouts, don’t pack on as much weight. If this farmer’s hogs don’t look like that, they’re not feral, they’re just not what the Chinese Pork factory wants to compete with…

    • Factory Farms FEAR the MooCow

      He should have said he killed the feral pigs and moved on with his normal day of life….. and gave them some Photoshopped birth certificate pictures or something.

      • LedaOhio9

        A pig with an Obama head attached!

    • Anonymous

      The sheriff is the highest ranking law official in the state and he can defuse this in a heart beat. If he is true to his oath he will tell these scumbags to take a hike and get out of your face and off your property. I hope this does not escalate to the point where you have to defend you and your family and farm with violence, but this is the case do what you think God almighty wants you to do. I have no doubts what I would do.

    • LedaOhio9

      I had to ad some humor..
      It is terrible we eat meat.. I love it but still.. There’s gotta be a better way???

    • Jason Trodglen (All rights reserved)

      Would any of you go to his aid? Will any who claim to be a Patriot go to your neighbors aid if needed?

    • rudrdude

      feral= untamed, wild, savage: So the most noticeable trait of a feral pig is it doesn’t have a fence around it. If it’s not a peccary then it’s an invasive species as that is the only pig native to the Americas. I surely don’t envy Mr. Baker having to deal with this kind of insanity, but it seems like there’s a flaw in the law.

      • Bronson

        Any domesticated hog free to run in the wild, with no fence will go wild “feral” It is very surprising how hogs will turn wild, and fast to include the tusk like teeth protruding from the sides of their mouth.
        Hogs can transform themselves, and adapt very rapidly in the wild……
        All Hogs have this ability……….A Feral Hog, and Domesticated Hog are basically the same.
        as you stated the only difference is one is fenced, and the other runs free in the wild un-caged.
        If the farmer has his hogs fenced, then they are to be considered domesticated, non-feral

    • Krispy Critter


    • goodbees

      Oh come on now, this is the land of the free right? Free to to what you are told. COMPLIANCE IS MANDATORY!

    • Rexx

      “MDNR listed nine traits which redefined Baker’s pigs – and thousands of others across the state that were being raised by other farmers – as “invasive species,” which, as such, must be destroyed.”

      Every pig in the Americans is an invasive species brough here by the Europeans along with the cow and horse.

    • divided states of america

      I call B.S. Lazy farmers are a danger to us all. Right response, wrong reasons.

    • Don't be hating!

      Well raise them undergrown. The goverment does it. They have bunkers full of hybrid pigs and all sort of animals. They cant fine what they can’t see!

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