Skip to comments.Nitrogen Fix Could Cancel California Fertilizer Tax
Posted on 08/24/2013 7:13:09 AM PDT by WayneLusvardi
A natural bacterial colonization process could end the proposed regulation of agricultural nitrate and taxation of fertilizer in California. Energy costs to produce synthetic nitrogen fertilizers could also be eliminated. It could also eventually render unnecessary overkill stormwater regulations in Los Angeles County, as well as put a damper on the market for organic food products.
Nitrogen Fix book coverResearchers at the University of Nottingham Center for Crop Nitrogen Fixation in Britain have announced a breakthrough that could make it unnecessary to use potentially polluting and energy intensive fertilizer to grow crops. The process occurs naturally and does not involved bioengineering or genetic modification.
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What seems to have caused you to excerpt this?
So is there ‘anything’ that doesn’t get taxed in California?
Ha! Wayne has not given himself permission to post his entire sequence of thoughts here.
Is there a link?
California is desperate for money and is taxing anything and everything.
Latest thing is toll lanes on freeways — for freeways that are already paid for through taxes. Look for ALL lanes on ALL freeways in California to become toll lanes soon that charge by the mile depending on the time of day and amount of traffic.
This is what happens when you import a very large foreign, illiterate, lifetime welfare population, force out the productive, taxpaying population and *somehow* run out of other people’s money to spend.
Want to know what your state will look like in 50 years?
Come to California.
So is there anything that doesnt get taxed in California?
State government lies.
When I complained, having just shopped in Pacific Grove and Carmel and hearing no such nonsense, that "Monterey is interested in doing our part to save the environment!"
I told the clerk that I would be taking my garments and the sack back home to Kansas whereupon, I was told that, "Perhaps this would be a good teaching tool for Kansas to do as well."
I informed the brain-dead clerk sporting nose rings, etc. that "Kansas could charge a $100 tax on sacks but it would do nothing to 'save the environment' because the environment didn't need 'saving' and if it did, people have absolutely to power on earth to 'save' it anyway." I continued, "Can the people in California stop earthquakes from happening, of course not, no more than the people in Kansas stop a tornado! Wake up and just admit this is just another tax on California citizens!"
True, but if this approach actually works, it will eliminate the use of nitrogen fertilizer and thus the item being taxed. All it will do is increase the incentive to switch to this process.
You have to pay for the pensions of the gov’t employee unions somehow.
A natural bacterial colonization
The problem is, yes it does provide nitrogen but it takes plant energy to capture the nitrogen, nothing is free . But it is better than no bacteria so there is a net gain. After the first few years we stopped using it because we were told there was enough bacteria in the soil and we didn’t need to use it every year.
The problem is it WILL NOT provide the large yields we are used to. It will NOT replace the current amount of N needed for our large yields.
Another one of those, “sounds good until you think about it.”
Then they will penalize you for NOT using the chemical - probably using "tax avoidance".
I once worked for a plastic recycler that bought the bins of tossed out plastic grocery stacks and shopping sacks. They were recycled - into trash bags and landfill liners.
Maybe the new version is more efficient.
Maybe the new version is more efficient.
Grow nothing but legumes. Problem solved!
The other way to solve the problem is to get rid of California’s Demogogic Party.
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