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‘When the Guy Comes with a Clipboard…’
http://pjmedia.com ^ | July 8, 2013 | Ed Driscoll

Posted on 07/09/2013 4:31:49 PM PDT by Whenifhow

“I can fight the bugs, I can fight the lack of rain, but when the guy comes with a clipboard what are you going to do?”, asks farmer who’s shutting down his business, thanks to the Obama FDA:

Bessemer called it quits out of frustration with pending federal food safety regulations that likely will require farmers to very specifically track their produce and how it is handled from seed to sale, among other things.

The new rules are part of the Food Safety Modernization Act, sweeping changes within the Food and Drug Administration aimed at making our food system safer by being able to pinpoint where contamination occurs. The federal law was passed in 2011, but how it will be implemented is still a work in progress.

It will be a few years before the regulations are finalized and a few more years before farms are required to follow them, but Bessemer believes there are just too many layers of government red tape and paperwork that would cost him too much.

At 70, Bessemer said he would rather throw in the towel than continue.

“We don’t want to quit, we were forced out of the business. We can’t spend enough money to comply,” he said. “We’ve been farming for 117 years. I’m the third generation and we’re being put out of business by the government. We can’t comply with all of the safety laws. We haven’t poisoned anybody with an ear of corn for 117 years and we’ve shipped it all over,” he said.

“I can fight the bugs, I can fight the lack of rain, but when the guy comes with a clipboard what are you going to do?” Bessemer said.

— “Bessemer Farms calls it quits, says new farm rules too cumbersome,” from Ohio.com (the Akron Beacon Journal Online), today. As Jon Gabriel of the Exurban League once tweeted in 2009, “Just finished Amity Shlaes’ The Forgotten Man today. Obama’s team thinks it’s an economics textbook rather than a cautionary tale.”

(Via SDA.)


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Education; Food; Government
KEYWORDS: agenda21; farm; farmregulations; fda; foodsafetyact; ohio; regulations; seedtofood; seedtosale
Original Story here Bessemer Farms calls it quits, says new farm rules too cumbersome

http://www.ohio.com/news/top-stories/bessemer-farms-calls-it-quits-says-new-farm-rules-too-cumbersome-1.411362

1 posted on 07/09/2013 4:31:49 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Whenifhow
UN Agenda 21 at work to starve you.
2 posted on 07/09/2013 4:33:35 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who could have guessed that one day pro wrestling would be less fake than mainstream journalism?)
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To: Whenifhow

I wonder what what will happen with his land?


3 posted on 07/09/2013 4:34:40 PM PDT by RC one
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To: cripplecreek; ADemocratNoMore; Akron Al; arbee4bush; agrace; ATOMIC_PUNK; Badeye; Bikers4Bush; ...

Ohio Ping

Original Story here Bessemer Farms calls it quits, says new farm rules too cumbersome

http://www.ohio.com/news/top-stories/bessemer-farms-calls-it-quits-says-new-farm-rules-too-cumbersome-1.411362

Michigan
State Demands $700,000 from Michigan Farm Family and the Destruction of 70 Farm Animals

http://www.activistpost.com/2013/07/state-demands-700000-from-michigan-farm.html


4 posted on 07/09/2013 4:34:46 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Whenifhow

Should be called the Monsanto Monopoly Act.


5 posted on 07/09/2013 4:35:45 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Two Words:

Codex Alimentarius

Defeated once at the end of 2008. Here it is again.

Kiss your vitamins goodbye. Without a scrip.

I was on a tear here about this a few years back. This is extremely bad juju.


6 posted on 07/09/2013 4:38:44 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: Whenifhow

stock up on food now. prices just will keep going up.

get heirloom seeds too.


7 posted on 07/09/2013 4:39:52 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: combat_boots

Can’t the farmers form co-ops? Isn’t that how dairy gets around draconian inspection and regulation?


8 posted on 07/09/2013 4:40:57 PM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: RC one

I’ll bet the Communist Chinese get it.

Or someone like Soros, Buffett, or the Progressive Insurance guy, who buy farmland like we buy toilet paper.


9 posted on 07/09/2013 4:41:10 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: Whenifhow

“, but when the guy comes with a clipboard what are you going to do?”

SSS.


10 posted on 07/09/2013 4:42:12 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Lurker
When they leave you no other recourse to losing it all...
11 posted on 07/09/2013 4:44:07 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: txhurl

I don’t know. I only know the regs on this will curl your toes. We might do well to figure out how to have secret gardens.

I read up on Agenda 21 and this thing, Codex Alimentarius, and pleaded and pleaded with a relative to stock up. He thought I was nuts.


12 posted on 07/09/2013 4:44:38 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: Whenifhow

Yet we have conservatives here who are adamant about their wanting govt regulations to identify non gmo food.

I explain to them that no one can prove it is non gmo and will label it as GMO because it is easier than proving non gmo. So it adds to the cost of food and reduces identification of what they really want. They think adding this non GMO label is only .005 cents and can easily be done.

But conservatives are just like liberals, move govt is the answer to every problem.


13 posted on 07/09/2013 4:46:17 PM PDT by PeterPrinciple
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To: combat_boots

yeah, it’s all about the land-farm land especially. Can’t have common folks owning it.


14 posted on 07/09/2013 4:47:43 PM PDT by RC one
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To: combat_boots
I remember that. The collectivists never give up. You can never win. You can only delay.
15 posted on 07/09/2013 4:48:14 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who could have guessed that one day pro wrestling would be less fake than mainstream journalism?)
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To: combat_boots; RC one

From the Ohio.com article - more at the link about how much the costs are and about other farmers in the area. No mention of what will happen to his land except that he planted soy beans.

Excerpt:

Sweet corn season will begin this month without one of Akron’s favorite growers.

Bessemer Farms, the only working farm within the city of Akron, has stopped growing vegetables for local tables.

Farmer Don Bessemer this year planted all of his fields with soybeans instead of the corn, squash, peppers, lettuce and other vegetables that he typically grew. His farm market on St. Michaels Avenue is closed, and he has laid off all of his workers.


16 posted on 07/09/2013 4:48:56 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: combat_boots
We might do well to figure out how to have secret gardens.

I call it guerrilla gardening. Planting in clearings in the woods with plants that don't have a lot of pests or need much care. Also knowing wild edibles and keeping track of where they can be found every year.
17 posted on 07/09/2013 4:50:43 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Whenifhow

Government at all levels strangling employers. No jobs? Duh.


18 posted on 07/09/2013 4:54:19 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (If youÂ’re happy and you know it clank your chains!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
I remember that. The collectivists never give up. You can never win. You can only delay.

They can't stop a society from collapsing from their own weight. Then the system resets, and everything begins again. Until that point, it is a losing battle.

19 posted on 07/09/2013 4:58:33 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Secret Agent Man
get heirloom seeds too.

Those will be categorized as Class III controlled substances soon.

20 posted on 07/09/2013 4:59:21 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who could have guessed that one day pro wrestling would be less fake than mainstream journalism?)
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To: musicman

BFLR


21 posted on 07/09/2013 5:02:15 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: cripplecreek; Kartographer

“guerrilla gardening”
Planting in clearings in the woods and knowing wild edibles
*****
Survival info

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22 posted on 07/09/2013 5:02:42 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Whenifhow
“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?... The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin's thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If...if...We didn't love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation.... We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.” ― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn _________________________________ Not only the security operatives but all the liberal fascists.
23 posted on 07/09/2013 5:04:12 PM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed " people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: Sirius Lee

You can’t blame Monsanto for using the law. The real problem is the Federal judges that found that the iS patent lawa were a living doument like the Constitution and allowed Monsanto to gain patents for seed varieties.

Change that ruling and this problem, is some measure goes away.

The real issue is the idiotic judical system


24 posted on 07/09/2013 5:06:48 PM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: Fai Mao
You can’t blame Monsanto for using the law.

Sure I can. Monsanto bribes the hell out of the filth in D.C. and their lobbyists write the bills for the congress turds to pass.

25 posted on 07/09/2013 5:12:21 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Whenifhow
Among my favorites are Jerusalem artichokes they produce a fairly high yield of starchy roots that can be used as a substitute for potatoes. They grow wild across most of the country. If you plant them in your yard, most people simply assume they're some sort of ornamental.

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I like wild rice but that's simply not worth the trouble. I planted some New Zealand spinach last year and I've discovered that it returns in force the next year all over my garden.
26 posted on 07/09/2013 5:15:19 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Whenifhow
aimed at making our food system safer...

Aimed at making our food a lot more expensive. Inflation is not proceeding fat enough to suit the government.

27 posted on 07/09/2013 5:30:30 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/econohttp://www.fee.org/library/det)
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To: Whenifhow

BeaureauKaRATZ:

When this is all over, a RATZ with a clipboard will be begging for hiz/herz life. Just like at Nuremberg and Tokyo.

Their EXCUSE will be: “but I wuz JUST FOLLOWING ORDERS.”

RATZ are just so stupid I can’t believe it.

“Two legs bad, four legs good..... Four legs good, two legs better!”

LOL, effin history does chase its own tail, and stupid people just don’t understand.

I call it the sh!t eating dog syndrome: dog eats really bad sh!t on Monday, barfs its lungs out on Wednesday, eats the exact same sh!t on Thursday, never putting one and one together. Doomed to barf forever. Unions and sh!t eating dogs are one and the same.

I live in Western Pa. All these stupid coal workers are OUT OF WORK. War on Coal, doncha know.

These dumb union thug idiots STILL don’t blame the kenyan for their plight.

Sh!t eating dog syndrome.


28 posted on 07/09/2013 5:32:38 PM PDT by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslymz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: Whenifhow

“, but when the guy comes with a clipboard what are you going to do?”

Tar and Feathers, is the mild start... Next we get SERIOUS.


29 posted on 07/09/2013 5:47:04 PM PDT by King_Corey (www.kingcorey.com -- OpenCarry.org -- http://defcad.org/)
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To: Whenifhow

You mean when Obama was walking the streets of Chi-Congo?


30 posted on 07/09/2013 6:04:57 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Chickensoup

Great book. Will have to haul it out again since it’s happening in my own time.


31 posted on 07/09/2013 6:48:29 PM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: combat_boots

“subject to the jurisdiction”......google it

You allow them to control you because you voluntarily wave your constitutional rights.

“The rights of the individuals are restricted only to the extent that they have been voluntarily surrendered by the citizenship to the agencies of government.”
City of Dallas v Mitchell, 245 S.W. 944


32 posted on 07/09/2013 7:25:39 PM PDT by phockthis (http://www.supremelaw.org/fedzone11/index.htm ...)
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To: cripplecreek

I have a lot of these bordering my driveway.

You know, they were introduced in the 70s as cheap cattle feed and the cows won’t eat them. I have never met a human who professed to have enjoyed them, either.


33 posted on 07/09/2013 8:11:32 PM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: Whenifhow

But isn’t it all worth it to know that President Marx has tracked your potato on every step of the way from seed to store?

Personally, I find it refreshing to know that Big Brother has taken such an interest in my broccoli that he’s watched it grow and go to market.


34 posted on 07/09/2013 11:33:06 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: Whenifhow; All
Wake up, America. Such government tyranny is outlawing American food production, American energy production, and American manufacturing. If Americans are prevented by their government, a fraudulently elected one, from producing food, energy, and goods, and when that same government is preventing the the medical field from dealing one-on-one with consumers and must needs be the middleman in every aspect --

-- when Americans are prevented by their government from feeding, caring for, and providing goods and services for themselves and their communities ... What does that look like?

35 posted on 07/09/2013 11:38:30 PM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: miss marmelstein

Great book. Will have to haul it out again since it’s happening in my own time.

___________________________

Time to read it and time to preach it.


36 posted on 07/10/2013 5:24:12 AM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed " people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: Whenifhow

When the guy comes with the clipboard,
get his identification,
find out where he works out of,

and call Henry Bowman.

(too over the top?)


37 posted on 07/10/2013 5:25:52 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Chickensoup
Is it One Day in the Life Of or Gulag Archipelago? It's been many years since I've looked at these books.
38 posted on 07/10/2013 5:29:46 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Whenifhow
“I can fight the bugs, I can fight the lack of rain, but when the guy comes with a clipboard what are you going to do?”

Chainsaw trumps clipboard.

Just sayin'...

39 posted on 07/10/2013 5:47:29 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Whenifhow

If anyone wants to be on or off the Agenda 21 ping list, please notify me by Freepmail. It is a relatively low volume list in which we have been exploring the UN Agenda21 and related topics. We have collected our studies with threads, links, and discussions on the Agenda 21 thread which can be found here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2738418/posts

NEW ACTION THREAD:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2863065/posts

Post 128 of the Action Thread is a summary of the history of Agenda 21, “what they are doing”, “what to do about it” and a good bibliography for further reading.


40 posted on 07/17/2013 12:51:57 PM PDT by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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