Gary Baise

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EPA bans another pesticide

EPA bans another pesticide

By Gary Baise | October 25, 2021

Gary Baise Commentaries EPA bans another pesticide   Back in August, EPA released a final rule revoking all tolerances for chlorpyrifos. This is just the beginning. EPA and the Biden environmentalists want to stop the use of this pesticide on all food to better protect human health. The human health we are talking about is…

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Can government policy ‘fix’ weather extremes?

Can government policy ‘fix’ weather extremes?

By Gary Baise | September 28, 2021

Gary Baise Commentaries Can government policy ‘fix’ weather extremes? Leading scientist says drought, high temperatures not caused by climate change. Climate change is a popular topic, but it is by no means a settled matter. That is why two weeks ago I recommended a book entitled “Unsettled” by Dr. Steven Koonin. The author is a…

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Another court rules against large-scale livestock farms

Another court rules against large-scale livestock farms

By Gary Baise | September 21, 2021

Gary Baise Commentaries Another court rules against large-scale livestock farms 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 San Francisco once again ruled for the environmentalists against these…

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Is President Biden simply using climate change for political advantage?

Unsettled nonsense

By Gary Baise | September 14, 2021

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 the…

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District Court judge overturns Trump’s WOTUS rule

District Court judge overturns Trump’s WOTUS rule

By Gary Baise | September 7, 2021

Gary Baise Commentaries District Court judge overturns Trump’s WOTUS rule 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 who own land which may have a stream running through it. Judge Marquez not only overturned President…

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

ANOTHER AG GAG LAWSUIT LOSS IN ARKANSAS

By Gary Baise | August 23, 2021

Gary Baise Commentaries Another ag gag lawsuit loss in Arkansas 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 in animal agriculture. Two weeks ago the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a…

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Another terrible loss for agriculture

By Gary Baise | August 2, 2021

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

By Gary Baise | July 27, 2021

Gary Baise Commentaries USDA loses again on race-based statute 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 lesson in the Constitution of the United States. Mr. Miller,…

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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

By Gary Baise | July 22, 2021

Gary Baise Commentaries Environmentalists want the Court to punish EPA. If the Court does so, a new chapter will be written for pesticide use. Last week’s blog on July 15 painted a bleak picture about how California’s, Proposition 12 law will force pork and veal producers in the Midwest to restructure their facilities to meet that state’s…

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Agriculture loses in U.S. Supreme Court

Agriculture loses in U.S. Supreme Court

By Gary Baise | July 18, 2021

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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