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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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1 posted on 09/06/2011 12:22:40 PM PDT by grandpa jones
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To: grandpa jones

The EPA is a pollutant.


2 posted on 09/06/2011 12:23:38 PM PDT by ExGeeEye (I have been called intolerant. It's true. I refuse to tolerate the intolerable.)
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To: grandpa jones

Eco-terrorism


3 posted on 09/06/2011 12:25:07 PM PDT by SoDak
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To: ExGeeEye
Texas sues to stop EPA from regulating greenhouse gases
4 posted on 09/06/2011 12:30:02 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: grandpa jones

Sounds like this guy could almost do a RICO suit here.


5 posted on 09/06/2011 12:34:57 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: grandpa jones

EPA 14
NASA 0


6 posted on 09/06/2011 12:35:11 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: SoDak

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).


7 posted on 09/06/2011 12:37:08 PM PDT by TheBattman (They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)
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To: grandpa jones

So now hay, dried grass, is a pollutant. Than a meadow is a toxic spill.


8 posted on 09/06/2011 12:40:11 PM PDT by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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Label it, tax it.


9 posted on 09/06/2011 12:40:53 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been Redistributed. Here's your damn Change!)
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To: grandpa jones

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.


10 posted on 09/06/2011 12:42:17 PM PDT by Rapscallion (The majority of democrats (50%+) pay no income taxes.)
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To: TheBattman

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.


11 posted on 09/06/2011 12:42:31 PM PDT by Thebaddog (Shakey Jake said, " The hippies will never survive!")
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To: 6SJ7

“So now hay, dried grass, is a pollutant. Than a meadow is a toxic spill.”

bookmark


12 posted on 09/06/2011 12:43:06 PM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: grandpa jones; waterhill; ixtl

When hay is outlawed, only outlaws will have hay (((ping)))!


13 posted on 09/06/2011 12:45:18 PM PDT by Envisioning ( Call me a racist................, one more time......................)
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To: grandpa jones

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!


14 posted on 09/06/2011 12:46:41 PM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Abathar

I suppose I need to get rid of all my grass seed.....


15 posted on 09/06/2011 12:51:54 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Abathar

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...


16 posted on 09/06/2011 12:52:08 PM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: grandpa jones

So what does the EPA recommend I spread on the floor of my chicken coop? This is just freaking nuts!

Cindie


17 posted on 09/06/2011 12:52:28 PM PDT by gardencatz (Proud mom US Marine! It can't always be someone else's son.)
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To: grandpa jones
Ok, this has GOT to be satire, right?
18 posted on 09/06/2011 12:52:49 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (So much stress was put on Bush's Fault that it finally let go, magnitude 6)
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To: Envisioning

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


19 posted on 09/06/2011 12:54:26 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Abathar

“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.”

http://www.motherearthnews.com/natural-home-living/is-monsanto-the-worlds-most-evil-corporation.aspx


20 posted on 09/06/2011 12:55:16 PM PDT by a real Sheila (Proud master of 2 golden retrievers. Best dogs in the world.)
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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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To: blueunicorn6

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.


41 posted on 09/06/2011 2:32:59 PM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: greatplains

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.


42 posted on 09/06/2011 2:34:32 PM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: grandpa jones

Farmers in Iowa are being harassed by EPA about particulate matter, aka DUST flying in the air from their fields when planting....just amazing!


43 posted on 09/06/2011 2:36:33 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: Waco

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 :)


44 posted on 09/06/2011 2:39:27 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: grandpa jones
Hmmm. Hay is a pollutant. Pollutants must be lowered. Who eats hay? Cows, horses, goats, sheep, maybe others. Other than horses, what do the other animals have in common? They are, ahem, food, specifically meat earns by humans. Since the EPA is managed and populated by environmental radicals who by and large are vegan, what is the one thing ALL environmental radical vegans arrogantly believe? That's right. They think that vegan is better for the planet so if they can make the production and consumption of meat as food either outrageously expensive or components necessary to the production cycle illegal and whizz, bang, boom, meat is shunned in favor of vegetables and fruits. Now when your gut gets a huge dose of veggies and it produces flatulence, whizz, bang, boom, they will institute a methane reduction investment or as is more commonly called, a fart tax. Don't laugh. They figured out a way to tax part of the air we breathe in and all of the air we breathe out, so given enough time, those farts will figure out how to tax our farts.
45 posted on 09/06/2011 2:44:26 PM PDT by cashless (Unlike Obama and his supporters, I'd rather be a TEA BAGGER than a TEA BAGGEE.)
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To: SoDak

46 posted on 09/06/2011 2:59:34 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: grandpa jones

Sorry, I am not Todd.


47 posted on 09/06/2011 3:45:48 PM PDT by Envisioning ( Call me a racist................, one more time......................)
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To: ExGeeEye

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.


48 posted on 09/06/2011 5:14:31 PM PDT by dusttoyou ("Progressives" are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: a real Sheila
"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."

Petit bourgeois, the bane of the socialist.

yitbos

49 posted on 09/06/2011 6:06:36 PM PDT by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds." -- Ayn Rand)
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To: John S Mosby

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.


50 posted on 09/06/2011 6:59:02 PM PDT by dusttoyou ("Progressives" are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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