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President-elect Biden plans to rejoin Paris Climate Accord

Biden plans to rejoin Paris Climate Accord

By Gary Baise | November 10, 2020

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

EPA hands farmers a victory with Dicamba decision

By Gary Baise | November 4, 2020

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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In California, Another Court Loss for Animal Agriculture

By Gary Baise | October 20, 2020

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

Republican ag Platform Same as Four Years Ago

By Gary Baise | October 6, 2020

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

Final Democrat platform does not improve with age

By Gary Baise | September 29, 2020

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

Another dairy succumbs to consent decree

By Gary Baise | September 22, 2020

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

Based on this case a judge could shut your farm down permanently

By Gary Baise | September 15, 2020

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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Is Joe Biden’s plan good for rural America?

By Gary Baise | September 9, 2020

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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Trying to untangle NRCS' updated guidance on prior converted cropland?

Trying to untangle NRCS’ updated guidance on prior converted cropland?

By Gary Baise | September 1, 2020

Gary Baise Commentaries Trying to untangle NRCS’ updated guidance on prior converted cropland? On July 17, 2020, USDA’s NRCS, along with EPA and the Corps of Engineers (Corps), signed a Memorandum to the Field offices in your area discussing implementation of Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) and the Food Security Act of 1985 (FSA).…

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Federal government is studying air emissions from livestock – again

Federal government is studying air emissions from livestock – again

By Gary Baise | August 25, 2020

Gary Baise Commentaries Federal government is studying air emissions from livestock – again New emission models will likely be used in future lawsuits attempting to halt the construction of hog operations. The National Air Emissions Monitoring Study (NAEMS) is back! Last week, the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – after 15 years – suggested new draft air…

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