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Bayer hopes to dismiss Roundup cases based on ‘preemption’

Bayer hopes to dismiss Roundup cases based on ‘preemption’

By Gary Baise | May 17, 2022

Gary Baise Commentaries Bayer hopes to dismiss Roundup cases based on ‘preemption’ Bayer wants the Supreme Court to find the EPA label approved under FIFRA preempts the “failure to warn” claims brought under state law. The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act is a critical piece of legislation that impacts all of you who are…

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Foreign impacts of Proposition 12

Foreign impacts of Proposition 12

By Gary Baise | May 9, 2022

Gary Baise Commentaries Foreign impacts of Proposition 12 The restrictions the California law would impose reach beyond the U.S. pork industry. The Canadian Pork Board filed an AMICUS brief in the U.S. Supreme Court and told the Court about the impact Proposition 12 would have on Canadian and other foreign pork producers who export their…

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An organic farming policy that ended in catastrophe

By Gary Baise | April 7, 2022

Gary Baise Commentaries An organic farming policy that ended in catastrophe Fertilizer, crop chemicals ban: A cautionary tale from Sri Lanka What’s happening in Sri Lanka right now – riots, food shortages, power cuts and more – should be a cautionary tale for political leaders who hope to get elected on populist rhetoric that has…

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Hog Farmers will get Their Day in Court

By Gary Baise | March 29, 2022

Gary Baise Commentaries Hog farmers will get their day in court U.S. Supreme Court will review Prop 12, a law that lets California dictate farm practices in every state. The case involving California’s Proposition 12 was distributed for conference eight times in the U.S. Supreme Court! This means there was a lot of opposition to the case. Yet,…

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The EPA wants to Regulate the Power Grid

By Gary Baise | March 21, 2022

Gary Baise Commentaries The EPA wants to regulate the power grid A Supreme Court win by EPA would mean the federal government can stop any industry that emits carbon. A case you probably have never heard of will impact you and your farm operations. The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency is attempting to reshape and…

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Here we go again: Is ethanol climate-friendly?

By Gary Baise | March 15, 2022

Gary Baise Commentaries Here we go again: Is ethanol climate-friendly? Research claims increased corn acres from Renewable Fuels Standard releases as much as 24% more carbon into the atmosphere than gasoline. Just as planters are ready to roll, a new study by a group of professors takes a shot at ethanol and corn. Dr. Tyler…

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California law tangled in regulatory uncertainty

California law tangled in regulatory uncertainty

By Gary Baise | February 8, 2022

Gary Baise Commentaries California law tangled in regulatory uncertainty California’s animal welfare law could cause higher pork prices, shortages. Many of us expected a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court on the issue of California’s Prop 12, that was to go into effect Jan. 1, 2022. So far nothing has happened. Meanwhile, the Superior Court…

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The Supreme Court is poised to render a key decision on the California law that will have wide-ranging impacts on animal agriculture.

Proposition 12 decision any moment from Supreme Court

By Gary Baise | January 24, 2022

Gary Baise Commentaries Proposition 12 decision any moment from Supreme Court The U.S. Supreme Court distributed to the justices’ California Proposition 12 case on January 7th, 14 and 21st. This means the justices are supposed to look at the briefs and decide whether California’s Proposition 12 has dramatic economic effects largely outside of California and…

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

By Gary Baise | January 12, 2022

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

By Gary Baise | January 3, 2022

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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