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Farmers should applaud this air emissions rule

Farmers should applaud this air emissions rule

By Gary Baise | December 15, 2020

Gary Baise Commentaries Farmers should applaud this air emissions rule December 7, 1941 – a date that will live in infamy – is remembered for Japan attacking the United States. Another momentous decision made on this date which will receive much less publicity is the action by the Trump administration regarding a new ambient air quality…

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Who is Marcia Fudge for USDA Secretary?

By Gary Baise | December 8, 2020

Gary Baise Commentaries Who is Marcia Fudge for USDA Secretary? The Ohio congresswoman once called President Trump a “clear and present danger to our Democracy.” The Ohio congresswoman once called President Trump a “clear and present danger to our Democracy.” President-Select Biden is considering a Congresswoman for USDA Secretary who last year read a letter…

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

Need inspiration? Pick up Forty Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World

By Gary Baise | December 1, 2020

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

Thanksgiving Turkeys: How Washington spends your money

By Gary Baise | November 24, 2020

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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Biden loads up on lawyers to review EPA

Biden loads up on lawyers to review EPA

By Gary Baise | November 17, 2020

Gary Baise Commentaries Biden loads up on lawyers to review EPA If Biden Wins Agriculture is in for an interesting ride these next four years. Joe Biden has announced his EPA review team, many of whom are lawyers from some of the nation’s largest legal firms. Agriculture is in for an interesting ride. Patrice Lumumba…

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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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