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EPA Declares Hay a Pollutant in Effort to Antagonize Small and Mid-Sized U.S. Cattle Feeders
R-Calf USA ^ | 9-1-11 | staff

Posted on 09/06/2011 12:22:38 PM PDT by grandpa jones

September 1, 2011 Billings, Mont. – During his presentation on the status of the nation’s new country-of-origin labeling (COOL) law, and on behalf of the R-CALF USA COOL Committee, R-CALF USA member and Kansas cattle feeder Mike Callicrate was asked a non-COOL question that set convention goers on their heels during the 12th Annual R-CALF USA Convention held August 26-27 in Rapid City, S.D.

“Has the Environmental Protection Agency declared hay a pollutant?” an audience member asked. Callicrate responded affirmatively and explained that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently initiated a formal enforcement action against his Kansas feedlot for, among other things, failure to store his hay in a pollution containment zone. “Now that EPA has declared hay a pollutant, every farmer and rancher that stores hay, or that leaves a broken hay bale in the field is potentially violating EPA rules and subject to an EPA enforcement action,” Callicrate said. “How far are we going to let this agency go before we stand up and do something about it?”

(Excerpt) Read more at r-calfusa.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: ca; california; cool; epa; green; hay; haypollutant; nuts; obama
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To: NonValueAdded

Unfortunately the feral gubbmint under the bamster regime is certainly evil enough to do this. I no longer doubt ANY outrageous story I read about the EPA.


21 posted on 09/06/2011 12:55:42 PM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: grandpa jones

“How far are we going to let this agency go before we stand up and do something about it?”

How about yesterday?


22 posted on 09/06/2011 12:56:13 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: T-Bird45

You could get good money for that alfalfa here in Indiana, we’ve had a bad drought around these parts and good hay is getting expensive and hard to find.

Of course you would have to take it across state lines, which is probably a felony now.....


23 posted on 09/06/2011 1:02:01 PM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: grandpa jones

Now, don’t go dumping on the nice EPAPersons. They are there for our own good - just ask them.

And, in the case of hay, what do Ya think causes hay fever?

;-)


24 posted on 09/06/2011 1:07:10 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles.)
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To: Paladin2

“On the other hand there’ll be prodigious quantities of idle pitch forks that can be repurposed in the interests of real sustainability.....”

Methinks there’ll be a better and more effective use made of those pitchforks, FRiend...and kerosene-soaked hay makes a pretty fair torch.

Colonel, USAFR


25 posted on 09/06/2011 1:10:10 PM PDT by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: grandpa jones

Photosynthesis is evil...EVIL, I say!!!! It must be stopped! Save us Mr. President! Save us from photosynthesis!


26 posted on 09/06/2011 1:16:07 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: grandpa jones

All part of controlling food.

The Ukraine had an very memorable experience of this.


27 posted on 09/06/2011 1:20:26 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: grandpa jones

WTF!?


28 posted on 09/06/2011 1:23:34 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: grandpa jones

So what kind of trouble will I be in after my horses “process” said hay? It could be worse, I guess - I could have evil, earth-destroying cows...


29 posted on 09/06/2011 1:23:34 PM PDT by greatplains
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To: jagusafr

A good friend of mine once said “give me a gallon of gasoline and a pack of matches and the b&*tards will wish they had never been born”. LoL!


30 posted on 09/06/2011 1:25:58 PM PDT by Envisioning ( Call me a racist................, one more time......................)
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To: grandpa jones

Way past time to shut this agency down.


31 posted on 09/06/2011 1:40:55 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: T-Bird45
You are an enemy of the State!!

Forfeit your assets now!

Or we will be forced to act!

32 posted on 09/06/2011 1:40:59 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Marine Sniper - "You can run, but you'll just die tired!")
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To: grandpa jones

needs a keyboard spew alert in the title


33 posted on 09/06/2011 1:42:15 PM PDT by SteveH (First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.)
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To: grandpa jones

I’ll feel more upstanding firing up the fatty...at least I’m not one of those hay growing ecoterrorists.../s

It’s good we’re so civilized, if we were the barbarians Biden epithets us, long ago we would have put a pyramid of corruptocratican heads in front of the capitol and just start over.

Sometimes old school has it’s merits?


34 posted on 09/06/2011 1:46:18 PM PDT by tarotsailor
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To: treetopsandroofs

Cattle poop, pig poop?


35 posted on 09/06/2011 1:50:50 PM PDT by Waco (Nominate Palin or forget 2012 you lost)
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To: grandpa jones

the problem with this story is it will die a slow death at the Free Republic - nobody will get the details to their congressman, local news outlets or file a law suit against the EPA - all of which are one or more tactics used by the left. HELP WE NEED a way to get the facts and then to get them shared.


36 posted on 09/06/2011 2:04:26 PM PDT by q_an_a (uues)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
Way past time to shut this agency down.

The EPA should be shut down and the all EPA buildings across the land razed. There are humans in the EPA who have created these insane regulations. They should be put into prison in the middle of the desert and spend the rest of their lives breaking rocks.

The EPA is infested with evil humans who have in their heart a sadistic streak with no end.

If these vile evil people in the EPA had the power their crave, the would not hesitate to exterminate large numbers of humans. These people are that evil -- they are Godless cretins.

37 posted on 09/06/2011 2:12:27 PM PDT by sand88 (Sarah Palin announces: Aug 12, Opps!! didn't happen then, but soon will :)
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To: grandpa jones

Everyone has their reasons for hating Richard Nixon; the EPA is mine.


38 posted on 09/06/2011 2:13:44 PM PDT by TChris ("Hello", the politician lied.)
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To: grandpa jones

I guess next it will be grass clippings from my lawn mower.


39 posted on 09/06/2011 2:20:43 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Envisioning

Todd, is that you?


40 posted on 09/06/2011 2:29:01 PM PDT by grandpa jones (Obama must be exhausted, having to tote that giant brain of his around all the time.)
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