Law

Government Overreach

June 15 2017

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I talked this week with John Duarte, a California farmer. He is in trouble. He bought 450 acres in 2012. He plowed it and planted it to wheat. He now faces $2.8 million in civil penalties because he did not…

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Regulations

February 9 2017

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President Trump is aggressively working to relieve the heavy burden of excessive regulations imposed on businesses in recent years. Remember what President Reagan said about regulations: “A government…

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A Case Against Mandatory GMO Labeling

January 28 2016

Hello everybody out there in farm country. This Is Rick Frank sitting in for John Block. This radio commentary is brought to you by John Deere and the National Corn Growers Association. They are all friends, supporters, and allies of a healthy farm economy and prosperous rural America. Thank you.

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The air waves are filled with paid announcements arguing the public has the right to know when GMO ingredients are used in food products sold in the U.S. I say no…

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EPA Overreach

September 3 2015

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There they go again. The EPA has levied a fine of $37,500 per day on farmer Andy Johnson of Fort Bridger, Wyoming. Mr. Johnson’s offense is that he built a pond for his horses and cattle on his eight-acre property. Before…

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“COOL” Isn’t Cool

May 21 2015

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As a farmer, we understand that if you have something that doesn’t work, you fix it. It will just cost you money if you ignore the problem. Somehow, the federal government doesn’t seem to understand that common sense fact.

The…

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Raisins

April 30 2015

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The U.S. Supreme Court decides a lot of very serious, high-profile cases – one of them recently is gay marriage. However, just 10 days ago, they heard one about raisins. Yes – raisins.

The Raisin Program dates back to the Great…

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Rabbit out of a Hat

July 25 2013

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Have you ever been to a magic show and the magician pulls a rabbit out of a hat? All the kids cheer. What fun!

I read in the paper recently where the U.S. Department of Agriculture regulates bunny magicians. I never knew that, and…

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Bowman v. Monsanto—The Decision

May 30 2013

Hello everybody out there in farm country. This is Rick Frank sitting in for John Block,  who is down on the farm! This radio commentary is brought to you by Monsanto, and John  Deere. They are all friends, supporters, and allies of a healthy farm economy and prosperous  rural America. Thank you.

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In a remarkable 9-0 decision, the United States Supreme Court ruled that Vernon  Bowman, an Indiana soybean farmer, violated Monsanto’s patents by planting…

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Bowman v. Monsanto

February 21 2013

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The Supreme Court is very selective in the court cases that they choose to hear and decide. A recent really big one was the question whether certain features in the new health care law passed by the…

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More Regulations

September 29 2011

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Renewable Fuels Association, Monsanto, and John Deere. They are all friends, supporters, and allies of a healthy farm economy and prosperous rural America. Thank you.

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Farming and ranching are very diversified businesses depending on region, crop, and livestock involved. I don’t think it makes a lot of sense to write rules and regulations on child labor for the whole…

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