Another court rules against large-scale livestock farms

Another court rules against large-scale livestock farms

Gary Baise Commentaries Another court rules against large-scale livestock farms San Francisco-based court says Idaho pollutant permit lacks sufficient monitoring. The United States is home to 21,000 large-scale livestock farms, or Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations. According to an appeals court opinion handed down Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in…

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Unsettled nonsense

Is President Biden simply using climate change for political advantage?

Gary Baise Commentaries Unsettled nonsense   Is President Biden simply using climate change for political advantage?   “Climate change poses an existential threat to our lives, to our economy and the threat is here,” said President Joe Biden on Tuesday of last week. “It’s not going to get any better…” The president was talking about…

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District Court judge overturns Trump’s WOTUS rule

District Court judge overturns Trump’s WOTUS rule

Gary Baise Commentaries District Court judge overturns Trump’s WOTUS rule Court decision will impact nearly all who own land that may have a stream running through it. Last week U.S. District Court Judge Rosemary Marquez, a former local and public defender in criminal cases, handed down an enormous legal decision which will impact virtually all…

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ANOTHER AG GAG LAWSUIT LOSS IN ARKANSAS

Here’s a classic example of the courts attempting to legislate when they should not.

Gary Baise Commentaries Another ag gag lawsuit loss in Arkansas Here’s a classic example of the courts attempting to legislate when they should not. Ag gag lawsuits have been around for years. Ag gag laws, by definition, seek to “gag” would-be whistleblowers and undercover activists by punishing them for recording footage of what goes on…

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Another terrible loss for agriculture

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Gary Baise Commentaries Another terrible loss for agriculture The Humane Society has once again imposed, through the courts and the State of California, its views on how American agriculture is to be conducted. On July 28, 2021, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a 24-page opinion which said National Pork Producers…

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USDA loses again on race-based statute

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Gary Baise Commentaries USDA loses again on race-based statute Court rules against black and socially disadvantaged loan forgiveness program July was a good month for farmers, and a terrible month for USDA and Secretary Tom Vilsack. On July 1, Sid Miller, citizen-rancher and Texas Commissioner of Agriculture, gave the Secretary of Agriculture and USDA a…

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Last chance for courts to stave off economic disaster for livestock farmers

Last chance for courts to stave off economic disaster for livestock farmers

Gary Baise Commentaries Environmentalists want the Court to punish EPA. If the Court does so, a new chapter will be written for pesticide use. California law would force all pork, veal farms to spend millions to meet arbitrary building guidelines Last week’s blog on July 15 painted a bleak picture about how California’s, Proposition 12 law will…

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Agriculture loses in U.S. Supreme Court

Agriculture loses in U.S. Supreme Court

Gary Baise Commentaries Agriculture loses in U.S. Supreme Court A law out of California will force hog and veal producers to restructure their facilities to meet confinement standards. In a 41-page publication, the United States Supreme Court in case 20-1215 North American Meat Institute (NAMI) v Bonta, Attorney General of California denied certiorari to review…

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Black, Native American farmer organizations face court hurdle

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Gary Baise Commentaries Black, Native American farmer organizations face court hurdle Another federal district judge has blocked Secretary Vilsack and USDA from providing $4-5 billion in loan debt relief to minority farmers. Any first-year law student could have looked at this program and said please do not do it, as it violates the Constitution. We…

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Farmers win temporarily in court against Vilsack’s USDA

Farmers win temporarily in court against Vilsack’s USDA

Gary Baise Commentaries Farmers win temporarily in court against Vilsack’s USDA Farmers win temporarily in court against Vilsack’s USDA Vilsack faces a court battle in Wisconsin over loan forgiveness. Judge William Griesbach, appointed by George W. Bush, issued a court ruling June 10 in Green Bay, Wisconsin, that a temporary restraining order (TRO) shall be…

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