Author Archives: Gary Baise

About Gary Baise

Gary Baise is a Virginia resident and an Illinois farmer. 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.

Will California Run Your Livestock Production?

On January 10, 2020, California’s Attorney General and several animal rights groups filed to dismiss with prejudice a case brought by National Pork Producers Council and the American Farm Bureau Federation. In 2018, California voters approved Proposition 12. California seeks … Continue reading

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Agriculture Takes California to Court

The National Pork Producers Council and American Farm Bureau Federation delivered an early Christmas gift for American farmers on Dec. 5, 2019. The gift is in the form of a Complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Southern California. It … Continue reading

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When is a Clean Water Act Permit Needed?

The issue of whether a Clean Water Act permit is needed when a pollutant originates from a point source and reaches a navigable water of the United States by virtue of groundwater, a non-point source, was argued Nov. 6, 2019, … Continue reading

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Agriculture, U.S. Constitution, lose in California court

A 72-year-old judge, Christina A. Snyder, appointed by President Clinton in 1997, handed the North American Meat Institute (NAMI) , U.S. agriculture,l and the Constitution of the United States a stunning legal defeat at a November 18, 2019 court hearing in U.S. … Continue reading

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China Steals Seed Technology

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) stated, “People in Washington and Silicon Valley are overlooking the threat of Chinese agricultural technology theft because they think that food grows in a grocery store.” In a Washington, D.C, newspaper article, Cotton claimed only President … Continue reading

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