Skip to comments.EPA Declares Hay a Pollutant in Effort to Antagonize Small and Mid-Sized U.S. Cattle Feeders
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 nations 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?
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The EPA is a pollutant.
Sounds like this guy could almost do a RICO suit here.
Eco-terrorism BY OUR OWN GOVERNMENT.
Obama and the current administration, including the EPA, are quite literally terrorists. Amazing how we have gone from fighting a war on terror, to our own government becoming the #1 terrorist threat to the citizens (though are quite friendly to the non-citizens, especially those who are not even here legally).
So now hay, dried grass, is a pollutant. Than a meadow is a toxic spill.
Label it, tax it.
I declare EPA an overbearing government agency no longer doing what is good for the people. Hay indeed. EPA is a pollutant of clear thinking.
The article also refers to what seems to be crony capitalism in that the mega feed lots aren’t being enforced at all while this guy is being governmentally abused.
“So now hay, dried grass, is a pollutant. Than a meadow is a toxic spill.”
When hay is outlawed, only outlaws will have hay (((ping)))!
OMG!! As I sit here and type I am looking at my PTO driven straw cannon on a bench in my shop, I’m putting new sickle bar teeth in for shredding the bales finer before it sprays that toxic waste all over the earth! - Next week my reseeded lawn will be declared a Superfund site!
I suppose I need to get rid of all my grass seed.....
What’s above a Superfund site? My reason for asking is I have about 35 acres of alfalfa with an OIL WELL in the middle of it. The EPA black Suburban-mounted SWAT team is surely nearby...
So what does the EPA recommend I spread on the floor of my chicken coop? This is just freaking nuts!
On the other hand there’ll be prodigious quantities of idle pitch forks that can be repurposed in the interests of real sustainability.....
“Callicrate said the EPA does not appear to be going after the corporate feedlots. EPA is turning a blind eye toward the mega-feedlots that are a real risk for pollution and, instead, is antagonizing small to mid-sized family operations in an effort to help their packer-partners capture the entire live cattle supply chain away from family farm and ranch operations.
“Control the food supply, control the people.”
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.
How far are we going to let this agency go before we stand up and do something about it?
How about yesterday?
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.....
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?
“On the other hand therell 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.
Photosynthesis is evil...EVIL, I say!!!! It must be stopped! Save us Mr. President! Save us from photosynthesis!
All part of controlling food.
The Ukraine had an very memorable experience of this.
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...
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!
Way past time to shut this agency down.
Forfeit your assets now!
Or we will be forced to act!
needs a keyboard spew alert in the title
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?
Cattle poop, pig poop?
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.
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.
Everyone has their reasons for hating Richard Nixon; the EPA is mine.
I guess next it will be grass clippings from my lawn mower.
Todd, is that you?
You’re right! Photosynthesis releases CO2 to the air- causing global warming. Run away....!!
And Reagan rightly pointed out... that these plants and plankton take up C02 make oxygen from it.. The more C02 the more plant growth you have and the more... oxygen to sustain life.
Subject to methane release studies.... cows with ahole meters... seriously. It was done with our money.. that and belching.
Now for humans belching beer... we’ll have to see.
Farmers in Iowa are being harassed by EPA about particulate matter, aka DUST flying in the air from their fields when planting....just amazing!
Cow flatulence is in the sites of the EPA overreach...not sure where that issue is, but said contributes to greenhouse gasses?!?! EPA needs to go...any candidates willing to make that part of their platform have my vote :)
Sorry, I am not Todd.
We are seeing all the liberals go stark raving mad, they see the handwriting on the wall and know the jig is up for any of their socialiust agenda in 2012 and are pulling out all the stops.
Nobama is systematically pissin off everyone except holder’s people and the mafia unions and maybe even them when it gets right down to how the cow ate the cabbage.
Unless its Mutt with VP jonboy, we will probably see the worst rout in American politics in a little more than 13 months. Historic ya are nobama.
Petit bourgeois, the bane of the socialist.
John, don’t mean to pour cold water on a cool post, but ya got it backards. Photosyntheis takes CO2 in and turn O2 out.