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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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Farmers win temporarily in court against Vilsack’s USDA

Farmers win temporarily in court against Vilsack’s USDA

By Gary Baise | June 15, 2021

Gary Baise Commentaries Farmers win temporarily in court against Vilsack’s USDA 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 issued against Secretary Vilsack. The Democrat Congress’ plan to set aside funds for socially disadvantaged farmers “…is unworkable.”…

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Vilsack making race an issue in farm programs

By Gary Baise | June 8, 2021

Gary Baise Commentaries Vilsack making race an issue in farm programs The United States Constitution absolutely forbids “discrimination by the general government…against any citizen because of his race.” This case is from 1896. “The liberty protected by the Fifth Amendment’s Due Process Clause contains within it the prohibition against denying to any person the equal…

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Another legal attack on large-scale livestock farms

Another legal attack on large-scale livestock farms

By Gary Baise | June 1, 2021

Gary Baise Commentaries Another legal attack on large-scale livestock farms Food and Water Watch filed a legal petition May 20th against EPA in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals over EPA’s decision NOT to update wastewater guidelines involving concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). These effluent limitation guidelines (ELGs) are to require CAFOs to implement technology…

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Banks say ‘socially disadvantaged farmer’ payments harm their business

Banks say ‘socially disadvantaged farmer’ payments harm their business

By Gary Baise | May 25, 2021

Gary Baise Commentaries Banks say ‘socially disadvantaged farmer’ payments harm their business At least two lawsuits have been filed to stop government giveaway program based on race Not only does USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack face lawsuits involving the USDA program to compensate socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers, he now has the commercial banking industry and…

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These scientists claim modern farming is killing people

By Gary Baise | May 18, 2021

Gary Baise Commentaries These scientists claim modern farming is killing people More deaths allegedly caused by poor air quality, livestock practices. The National Academy of Sciences of the U.S. (NAS) has published proceedings titled, “Air Quality-related health damages of food,” which claim agriculture is a major contributor to air pollution in the U.S. and worldwide. “Poor air…

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Lawsuits filed over USDA’s ‘socially disadvantaged farmer’ benefits

By Gary Baise | May 11, 2021

Gary Baise Commentaries Lawsuits filed over USDA’s ‘socially disadvantaged farmer’ benefits “Socially disadvantaged” ancestry is necessary to qualify one as a member of a socially disadvantaged group, and as such, to qualify for certain government programs. But what does that really mean, especially for U.S. farmers? Plessy, of Plessy v Ferguson case in 1896 in the U.S.…

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