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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 whos 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 dont want to quit, we were forced out of the business. We cant spend enough money to comply, he said. Weve been farming for 117 years. Im the third generation and were being put out of business by the government. We cant comply with all of the safety laws. We havent poisoned anybody with an ear of corn for 117 years and weve 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. Obamas team thinks its an economics textbook rather than a cautionary tale.
I wonder what what will happen with his land?
Original Story here Bessemer Farms calls it quits, says new farm rules too cumbersome
State Demands $700,000 from Michigan Farm Family and the Destruction of 70 Farm Animals
Should be called the Monsanto Monopoly Act.
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.
stock up on food now. prices just will keep going up.
get heirloom seeds too.
Can’t the farmers form co-ops? Isn’t that how dairy gets around draconian inspection and regulation?
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.
“, but when the guy comes with a clipboard what are you going to do?”
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.
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.
yeah, it’s all about the land-farm land especially. Can’t have common folks owning it.
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.
Sweet corn season will begin this month without one of Akrons 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.
Government at all levels strangling employers. No jobs? Duh.
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.
Those will be categorized as Class III controlled substances soon.
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