Tuesday, November 23, 2010

SB 510 passes house

Senate Bill 510 has slipped quietly through the house with 14 Republicans voting for it! This bill will restict farming down to a homeowners garden and allow the FDA to regulate from Farm to Fork. It is scary the amount of regulation that is currently creeping up on farmers and ranchers without them being aware.

This bill has language that would allow FDA to regulate home gardens and backyard ranches if they may impact the environment or have the potential to be hazardous to human or animal health. Not to be crass but isn't raising livestock hazardous to animal health. You can't carve a steak off and let the animal live.

These types of bills are going to be seriously detrimental to small scale farmers and ranchers along with larger types. Plus, I know where the money is going to come from to run such large scale regulatory operations. Tax Payers pockets.

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