Author Archives: Gary Baise

About Gary Baise

Gary H. Baise is an Illinois farmer and trial attorney at the law firm Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Bode Matz PC. Specializing in agricultural and environmental issues, he also serves as outside General Counsel for the U.S. Grains Council, Agricultural Retailers Association, and National Sorghum Producers.

EPA Inspector General criticizes EPA for foot dragging

EPA’s Inspector General (IG) claims EPA has not developed emission estimation methods (EEM) to determine whether concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) comply with the Clean Air Act (CAA). The IG Report, while not receiving much publicity, will eventually impact animal feeding operations throughout … Continue reading

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How Environmental Agenda Harms U.S. Economic Growth

George Melloan, former Deputy Editor of the Wall Street Journal editorial page, wrote an insightful column on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, in the Journalcharging the Democratic party in the United States has become the Green Party. Melloan claims “Under Green influence, Democratic lawmakers, when … Continue reading

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Court gives farmers big ethanol win

Last week the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued an opinion regarding biofuels. Jim Lane of Biofuels Digest claimed “…it [court decision] was the biggest victory in the courts for biofuels, ever.” The decision is 85 pages. The dispute … Continue reading

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U.S. Appeals Court supports EPA and Farmers

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit handed farmers another win on July 18, 2017. The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA) challenged EPA’s decision not to restrict or eliminate the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos, used … Continue reading

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This is Why USDA Research Helps Everyone

“Research is to see what everybody else sees – but to think what nobody else thinks.” Albert S Gyorgyi. Dr. Gale Buchanan, former dean of the College of Agriculture at both Auburn and Georgia, has written a stunning new book … Continue reading

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