Just got sent this:
As you may have read or heard in the news, Sonoma Foie Gras finds itself in a difficult situation. Due to pressure from Whole Foods, Grimaud Farms decided to cease their involvement with foie gras: effective next week, Grimaud will no longer process and distribute Sonoma Foie Gras products. SFG has filed a lawsuit against Whole Foods for "intentional interference with contract". At this point, SFG has not found another slaughterhouse to process their ducks. Grimaud will process the last batch of SFG ducks this Monday; after that, fresh raw foie gras will not be available until SFG lines up another processor.
According to a report in the New York Times, Hudson Valley Foie Gras, Sonoma Foie Gras, Rougie (Canada) and D'Artagnan have teamed up to form the North American Foie Gras Producers Association. Their first act was to hire Ag Associates, a lobbying group.