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Fighting the Farm Bill

Durango restaurateur seeks to change federal agriculture legislation
Linda Illsley poses in front of portraits of local growers that hang in her all-organic and largely gluten-free Durango restaurant, Linda’s Local Food Cafe.
The tables at Linda’s Local Food Café, owned by chef and activist Linda Illsley, are covered in photos of local growers from whom she purchases food, including Heidi and Judy Rowher of Rowher Farms and Dave Banga of Banga Farm.
Eleven-year-old Stanton Ott feeds some of about 250 free-range chickens at James Ranch north of Durango. The eggs they lay are free of artificial hormones and antibiotics, which activists contend can cause illnesses in humans.
La Plata County rancher Dave James talks about his plans to put in hydro power on a irrigation ditch that runs through his James Ranch property north of Durango.

Fighting the Farm Bill

Linda Illsley poses in front of portraits of local growers that hang in her all-organic and largely gluten-free Durango restaurant, Linda’s Local Food Cafe.
The tables at Linda’s Local Food Café, owned by chef and activist Linda Illsley, are covered in photos of local growers from whom she purchases food, including Heidi and Judy Rowher of Rowher Farms and Dave Banga of Banga Farm.
Eleven-year-old Stanton Ott feeds some of about 250 free-range chickens at James Ranch north of Durango. The eggs they lay are free of artificial hormones and antibiotics, which activists contend can cause illnesses in humans.
La Plata County rancher Dave James talks about his plans to put in hydro power on a irrigation ditch that runs through his James Ranch property north of Durango.
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