Celeste Bishop is currently researching, educating, uniting, and mobilizing outraged citizens across the country concerned with the dangers of intrusive government farming regulations currently being implemented affecting our privacy, property, food supply, and just possibly our very lives. Celeste and her husband live nestled on forested acreage in the Cascade foothills of Washington State. In the 1990s. desiring to live a healthier lifestyle, they purchased 2 milk goats, 4 laying hens, and two guinea hens which are companion pets. While Celeste makes her own cheese and soap from her goats, she does not engage in a commercial farming enterprise. Celeste engages in local community service activities. She is a mother of two daughters, and six grandchildren.
Consumer privacy expert Katherine Albrecht, joined by activists Pat Showalter and Celeste Bishop in hour two, spoke out against the National Animal Identification System (NAIS), a USDA plan to track farm animals using RFID chips. Showalter and Bishop, who both own animals in a small scale, non-commercial capacity, said the new regulations are very burdensome for small farmers.