The book, written by a Midwest farmer, shows why soil health is next step in stopping world hunger.

Gary Baise Commentaries Need inspiration? Pick up Forty Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World The book, written by a Midwest farmer, shows why soil health is next step in stopping world hunger. During the week of Thanksgiving I picked up a book at our law firm called “Forty Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World”. The…

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Thanksgiving turkeys: How Washington spends your money

Gary Baise Commentaries Thanksgiving turkeys: How Washington spends your money The latest list of ways your tax money gets wasted. It is that time of year again: time to list some of the silly and stupid expenditures of your tax money to ruin your Thanksgiving turkey dinner. Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) does a great…

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President-elect Biden plans to rejoin Paris Climate Accord

Gary Baise Commentaries Biden plans to rejoin Paris Climate Accord Environmental activist groups are hopping mad after EPA allowed farmers to continue over-the-top in-season spraying of dicamba-based products through July 31, even after a federal court suspended its use last week. That’s why the Center for Food Safety and The Center for Biological Diversity filed an Emergency Motion last…

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EPA hands farmers a victory with Dicamba decision

Gary Baise Commentaries EPA hands farmers a victory with Dicamba decision On October 27, EPA approved the over-the-top (OTT) use of dicamba on cotton and soybeans. On the same date, EPA issued a memorandum which supports the decision to approve the registration for the uses of dicamba on DT cotton and DT soybeans. What the…

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California State Flag

Gary Baise Commentaries In California, another court loss for animal agriculture COURT DECISIONS ALLOW CALIFORNIA LAW TO DICTATE FARMING PRACTICES ACROSS THE NATION. In December 2019, North American Meat Institute (NAMI) lost a case in a California U.S. District Court involving California’s Proposition 12. On October 15, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a…

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Republican ag platform same as four years ago

Gary Baise Commentaries Republican ag platform same as four years ago The Republicans renewed and adopted the party’s 2016 ag platform. There is no NEW Republican Party platform for the 2020 presidential campaign. This much we can infer from the following written statement coming from the convention: “Resolved, That the Republican National Convention Will Adjourn…

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Final Democrat platform does not improve with age

Gary Baise Commentaries Final Democrat platform does not improve with age Where is agriculture policy in the 2020 democratic political platform? Two months ago in this blog, I wrote the Democrat Party had released its “draft” Platform. The final Platform approved by the Democrat delegates did nothing more for agriculture. There are 90 pages and agriculture…

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Another dairy succumbs to consent decree

Gary Baise Commentaries Another dairy succumbs to consent decree Sunnyside Dairy is latest to succumb to lawyers who allege violation of Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. Sunnyside Dairy in Eastern Washington has signed a Consent Decree which is to be blessed by a U.S. District Court judge any day now admitting it committed violations of…

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Chickens

Gary Baise Commentaries Based on this case a judge could shut your farm down permanently A jury finds that a Texas chicken operation’s odor constituted a nuisance. What about the state’s Right-to-Farm statute? A state district court in Henderson County, Texas (Blanchard, ET AL. v. Huynh, ET AL.) ordered and decreed that a poultry operation…

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American Farm

Gary Baise Commentaries Is Joe Biden’s plan good for rural America? Democratic presidential candidate would ‘stand up to China’ but his senate track record says otherwise. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and vice president nominee Kamala Harris have published the Biden plan for rural America, but not agriculture. The plan is composed of two parts. The…

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