Skip to comments.Agenda 21 Update: Family Farms Are Under Attack
Posted on 07/31/2011 5:27:24 PM PDT by Nachum
Is the US government starting to implement the policies of the United Nations plan for global management of people and resources known as Agenda 21? The latest efforts out of the Department of Transportation (DOT) seem to indicate this is happening. And they are starting by targeting Americas farming communities with costly and oppressive regulations.
In Late May, the DOT proposed a rule change for farm equipment, and if it this allowed to take effect, it will place significant regulatory pressure on small farms and family farms all across America costing them thousands of dollars and possibly forcing many of them out of business. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), part of the Department of Transportation (DOT), wants new standards that would require all farmers and everyone on the farm to obtain a CDL (Commercial Drivers License) in order to operate any farming equipment. The agency is going to accomplish this by reclassifying all farm vehicles and implements as Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMVs).
(It is also important to note here that DOT Secretary Ray LaHood holds a seat on the newly created White House Rural Council. A powerful group whose members have ties to George Soros and The Center For American Progress.)
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Once again it proves the adage farmers are asset rich but cash poor.
Corn is not $8.00/bushel and just last year corn was under $4.00/bushel. As for ethanol be careful what you wish for. You may find your gasoline bill a little higher.
I don’t see any farmers retiring that early. I will admit some smaller farmers are renting out their land because the capital requirements and the dollars per acre needed to put in a crop have made it an easy decision.
Pickups are the service vehicle for farms. What are we supposed to drive a Prius?
You can’t use red(dyed) diesel in on road vehicles. You have to use clear diesel and the Highway Patrol does check. If caught you pay taxes and penalties on all gallons.
Not being a rancher not sure about this one but I would guess the deductible expenses on one cow are less than charlie rangel’s taxes.
Last but not least don’t bitch with your mouth full.
Welcome to the USSR! Operator licenses have been required there for years. Bleeping mess.
Not family farmers. This particular bit of DOT bull crap is designed to drive family farms completely out of business. For indeed, who would be able to only employ CDL holders and maintain the paperwork— corporate farms. Don’t confuse family farmers with corporate farmers.
Corporate farmers are the ones who got corn ethanol subsidies through RINOs (see Archer Daniels Midland and Bob Dole).
They are the ones who work a deal with USDA and state ag commissions to be paid subsidies NOT to farm a crop or to lay fallow an acreage, even as they have a consortium to trade commodities futures as shorts or longs in these crops, as appropriately timed to the arrangement.
They are the ones who push and get special federal govt. tax breaks to construct a soy-diesel alternative fuel plant, supplied not by their farms, but by outside (trainloads) of grain stocks.
Just one large example: U.S. Sugar Corp. HQ Clewiston, FL a PRIVATELY HELD corporate farming company-187K acres of sugarcane and 30K plus in citrus groves/cattle. Privately held by the Charles Stewart Mott foundation, and through ESOP employees.
The Chairman of the Board of US Sugar Corp is one William S. White, who is also the CEO of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. Charles Stewart Mott,Sr. (died 1973), and subsequently his “NON PROFIT” foundation is (or was) the LARGEST direct shareholder of General Motors through Motors Liquidation Co and its allied General Unit Trust of the same name. That is— the US Govt. bailed out GM by bailing out the largest shareholder— a non-profit foundation— with US taxpayer money, and still lost 1.83 billion on the sale of GM stock at reduced value.
The C.S. Mott foundation is based in Flint, MI (aka Detroit) and hands out grants to the likes of Nelson Mandela foundation, or race & reconciliation, abortion, or “sustainable development” and carbon credits from global warming initiatives. God Help Us.
This is the kind of “farmer” you should direct your anger against. Not the producing, for profit small family farmer- who, even with the individual actions you cite (all done while the crop may/may not grow, funded by a credit line that is controlled by— the US govt.) cannot compare to the corporate international socialist crony sponges and their RINO buddies, who will support this ridiculous DOT agenda.
Respectfully,-from a 4th generation U.S. family farmer. Deo Vindice.
Thank you. Very few here no anything about RED DYE diesel. Do any freepers know who caused this to happen for reasons of a special tax on fuels— a dye additive to separate taxed from not taxed so that vehicles could be checked and fuel supplies targeted against farmers? HMMM?
It was Al Gore... mr. goldman sachs, mr. global golden warming sachs. Mr... “ah topped it, ah stripped it, ah hung it (tobacco)...” authentinc farming man of the working people. Lying sack of fermented horse manure.
Most people who make macquire’s type of comments are unaware of day to day requirements of the people who grow US food, and NOT for export.
He is completely wrong about cattle. Simply not true. Get a farming tax form and fill it out for a 200 head herd sold at market— then apply allowable deductions against gross revenue. You can check this against what is happening right now in the beef market because of the drought in TX.
You left off the wind driven electrical generating beanie hats that said cyclists must wear and then connect the bike batteries to the grid whenever they stop, to “add to the grid”— as required by the State.
If the governor of a state directs their state HP to ignore these “violations” and if the sheriffs follow suit I don’t know who would enforce this crap. Or, if the states hand out special CDLs to farmers to get around the requirement, what then?
By the way this is one way Texas could get another leg up on California in the area of farming - help farmers flout the law instead of abetting it.
Heck, my hubby and I ARE farmers and we agree with you!
From, The Witness,:
Economics is not the central problem of this century. It is a relative problem which can be solved in relative ways. Faith is the central problem of this age. The Western world does not know it, but it already possesses the answer to this problem-but only provided that its faith in God and the freedom He enjoins is as great as Communism’s faith in Man.
Good morning Nachum, would you please add me to the Agenda 21 list? Thanks.
Close. The aim is to force them to hire existing union truckers who already have CDL's.
You try using off road fuel in on road trucks, get caught by fuel inspectors and pay fine up to $28 grand. I had a duel user permit untill they done away with many years ago. One old Mack that was only used on the yard and no tag for several years still had red (off road) fuel, it had not been cranked of a couple of years, gov’t elder woman & tw0, assistants, that were semi literate, came on my fenced yard and attempted to test fuel in all vehicles. One of my men refused to let testing be done on the old Mack. Much hell & wasted time later I got issue settled in my favor.
If they try and stop you... Shoot them. Do we honestly think that voting or the courts will fix stuff like this?
Are we Free men? Or just sheep?
The bastards would not attempt this unless they had the muscle to enforce it. The only way to stop it is by banding together in large numbers. :( There are groups formed now that we must join. This gives us the muscle to fight the bastards.
They can't take us all though. Especially not if those giving the illegal orders start taking casualties. Going toe-to-toe with foot soldiers isn't the way this needs to be fought.
Nah... Find the Boss ordering the troops and stuff him through a hole in the ice. Do that enough times and they'll change course.
True, and what a glorious return that will be!
You said **** “I have NO TIME for Farmers anymore.”****
#1 You have never been a Farmer (do you work for the Post Office?)
#2 You do not own a Corporation or have ever run a business
#3 Most Farmers “Rent”
#4 Don’t blame Farmers for Ethanol
#5 Farmers PRODUCE they are not a “Service Industry” and Production is the actual source of all VALUE (your $)
I could go on but you only really stepped hard on those nerves and no I am not a Farmer, I grew up on Farms and I do provide Services to Farmers and Ranchers ...
You said *** “You try using off road fuel in on road trucks, get caught by fuel inspectors and pay fine up to $28 grand.” ***
They have these guns that they point at your Exhaust and they hang out at Auction Yards ... your vehicle has to be single purpose ... even after a couple of tanks they can still tell ... they prove it by pulling your fuel filter and it will be red.
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