California’s defense of Prop 12 in U.S. Supreme Court

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Gary Baise Commentaries California’s defense of Prop 12 in U.S. Supreme Court Supreme Court may still decide to hear the case against allowing one state to dictate all pork housing standards. The U.S. Supreme Court was supposed to hold a conference this past Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, and determine whether the National Pork Producers Council’s…

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California’s new pig rule will wreak havoc with pork producers

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Gary Baise Commentaries California’s new pig rule will wreak havoc with pork producers Government leaders, Supreme Court remain silent as one state imposes arbitrary rules on all others. California’s Proposition 12 took effect on Jan. 1, 2022. As you know from reading this blog these past four years, the law says anyone who wants to…

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California Proposition 12 will spread disease

Gary Baise Commentaries California Proposition 12 will spread disease Last week, I gave credit to a friend of mine, Eldon McAfee, for writing and educating the U.S. Supreme Court on California’s Proposition 12. Mr. McAfee is listed as counsel on the brief. He sent me an email and said the true writer of the brief…

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Iowa, Minnesota pork growers attack California’s Prop 12

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Gary Baise Commentaries Iowa, Minnesota pork growers attack California’s Prop 12 If the U.S. Supreme Court does not intervene, pork farmers could have California ‘inspectors’ knocking at their doors. Iowa is the largest hog producing state in the United States. Minnesota, with 9 million pigs, is the second largest hog producing state. Therefore, these two…

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New WOTUS rule threatens property ownership

New WOTUS rule threatens property ownership

Gary Baise Commentaries New WOTUS rule threatens property ownership It took almost four years for the federal bureaucracy to get through the Trump rule and only a few months to undo it. The Biden Administration has issued a new proposal regarding Waters of the United States. In my opinion, it is about taking your property…

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20 states ask Supreme Court to kill California’s Prop 12

Gary Baise Commentaries 20 states ask Supreme Court to kill California’s Prop 12 California should not be free to impose its policies on hog and veal farmers throughout the United States. The possible defeat of California’s Proposition 12 is still alive today before the U.S. Supreme Court. Indiana and its Attorney General has asked the…

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Activists complain that intensive farming – and its climate impact – was ignored at COP26.

Gary Baise Commentaries Activists complain that intensive farming – and its climate impact – was ignored at COP26. No one, not even President Biden, talked about agriculture or farming at the Glasgow United Nations Climate Conference, or COP26, the last 2 weeks. I searched in vain for our agricultural publications to talk about how animal…

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Court Stay sought in WOTUS case

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Gary Baise Commentaries Environmentalists want the Court to punish EPA. If the Court does so, a new chapter will be written for pesticide use. A federal district judge’s order would put farmers and ranchers on a regulatory rollercoaster. For anyone who has some water running through their property: Here we go again. On August 30,…

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EPA bans another pesticide

EPA bans another pesticide

Gary Baise Commentaries EPA bans another pesticide By listening to environmental activists, and not the experts at the USDA, the 9th Circuit Court has harmed farmers by taking away a valuable insecticide.   Back in August, EPA released a final rule revoking all tolerances for chlorpyrifos. This is just the beginning. EPA and the Biden…

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Last chance to avoid havoc for pork producers

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Gary Baise Commentaries Last chance to avoid havoc for pork producers Farm groups try yet another legal effort to get Supreme Court to ban California’s arbitrary pork housing law. The pork industry is getting its last shot at California’s Proposition 12, the arbitrary animal welfare law that in effect forces pork producers across the country to…

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