Thursday, August 04, 2011

Obama's EPA Regulations Attack Farmers

Obama's EPA Attacking Farmers - Documentation & Quotes: Obama's EPA Regulations based on Agenda 21 and Sustainable Development are destroying businesses and depriving citizens of necessities across the nation. Unfortunately the Debt Ceiling debate was providing cover while some of these regulations were being implemented. It is not enough that our government is taking a major food staple, corn, and converting it into an alternate fuel , and exploiting us with skyrocketing electricity prices - both of which increase the price of groceries exponentially; but now they are going to starve us through directly regulating agriculture. Please refer to blog just below this one or to this link for first part of this article: http://www.wpaag.org/EPA%20Regulations%20Destroying%20the%20Economcy.htm

Obama's EPA Attacking Farmers - Documentation and Quotes: "On Monday, the American Farm Bureau Federation and other groups presented oral arguments before a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia challenging the Environmental Protection Agency's National Ambient Air Quality Standards on particulate matter under the Clean Air Act. AFBF, the National Pork Producers Council and National Cattlemen's Beef Association provided additional argument and answered questions about their claim that EPA does not have legal authority to regulate agriculture dust in the Clean Air Act." http://wallacesfarmer.com/story.aspx/farm/bureau/says/epa/ cant/regulate/ag/dust/8/19340

The US Department of Transportation (DOT) To Bring Farm Equipment Under Their Guidelines Farmers To Keep Logs like Truck Drivers US Department of Transportation (USDOT) News Releases, July 21, 2011 "A key principle of the Obama Administration is that the best public policy comes from bringing the most people to the table. Although USDOT doesn't have a long history of working with the agricultural community, it's time we rolled up our sleeves together and got started." Source: USDOT News Release, July 21, 2011 http://www.farm-equipment.com/pages/Industry-News---US-DOT-Seeking-Comment-on-Proposed-Regs-for-Farmers-Use-of-Public-Roads.php

"Today, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack met with farmers and ranchers in Iowa to discuss EPA and USDA’s joint efforts to ensure that American agriculture continues to be productive... “Agriculture is part of the foundation of the American economy. EPA’s mission to safeguard clean air, clear water and productive land is a critical part of sustaining farming jobs and productivity, and it’s vital that we communicate and work together on these issues we share.” http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/d0cf6618525a9efb85257359003 fb69d/bc8057680bbf2be7852578770072ce12!OpenDocument

These quotes fit the saying, "We are the government and we are here to help" - just like they helped with the gas prices, the skyrocketing electricity, the job market, and other governmental controlled endeavors. Here’s a look at some of the things the federal government has proposed "to help" the farmers according to an article from Pennsylvania: http://www.farmanddairy.com/news/pa-farmers-hammered-by-dot-regs/14313.html

– Age restrictions: No one under the age of 18 will be able to drive a farm vehicle, including implements, with a combined weight of more than 17,000 pounds. [Even on the family's private property. This will be very expensive for the small farmers who will have to pay adult wages for one or more employees to take the place of young men who are operating farm vehicles. Some farmers will not even be able to survive with these additional costs.

– Driver’s logs: Drivers will be subject to similar hours of service as trucking companies. Those standards include break time and keeping a log of driver’s activity. [Such as truck drivers have to keep farmers will spend valuable time doing paper work.]

– Medical certification: Drivers must receive a valid medical certificate to determine if they are physically qualified to drive. Drivers of farm vehicles weighing more than 17,000 pounds will also need a certification whenever the truck is operated more than 150 miles from the farm. [Logs would have to be kept to determine this]

– Vehicle inspection: Farmers will be required to conduct pre-trip inspections and complete written post-trip safety reports. "The move by the DOT appears to be “legislation through regulation.” By reclassifying all farm vehicles and implements as Commercial Vehicles, the federal government will now be able to claim regulatory control over the estimated 800,000 farm workers in America, at the same time, overriding the rights of the states.

"The Hancock Journal-Pilot covered the story: Earlier this year, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) began to define crop-share tenant farmers as “for-hire“ carriers and implements of husbandry as ”commercial motor vehicles.“ The ”for-hire” designation for crop-share tenant farmers would have a dramatic effect on farmers because it voids exemptions from the Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) program and would require a minimum of $750,000 in insurance coverage for the farmer." http://www.digitalcorvettes.com/forums/showthread.php?s=85ceeeca16c1e99c7dc9e1d1930737e2&p=1904716#post1904716

Wisconsin Farm Bureau Opposes DOT Changes Regarding Farm Trucks: http://dairybusiness.com/headlines/farm-bureau-opposes-dot-changes-regarding-farm-trucks

Note: The EPA Regulations are based on so called "global warming" and based in Agenda 21, and Sustainable Development. Agenda 21 is a United Nations plan of action produced by the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Following are some links that explain Agenda 21 and Sustainable Development. - Tea Parties Cannot Win Back The Republic Without This Information http://www.newswithviews.com/DeWeese/tom145.htm

Part 1 - America is drowning in a sea of rules and regulations, particularly under the guise of “saving the environment.” http://www.newswithviews.com/DeWeese/tom137.htm

Part 2 - Perhaps the most egregious action item offered in the Urban Environmental Accords dealt with the topic of water. Action item number 19 called for adoption and implementation of a policy to reduce individual water consumption.
http://www.newswithviews.com/DeWeese/tom138.htm

4 Comments:

Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

Eat corporate food or starve. That's the policy.

8:09 PM, August 05, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Ron Paul is President, there will not be an EPA.

8:36 PM, August 05, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Ron Paul is President, there will not be an EPA.

8:36 PM, August 05, 2011  
Anonymous Truckload Shipment said...

Unless each and everyone disagrees with this policy it will not be changed.

6:52 PM, January 29, 2012  

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