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.

A New WOTUS Regulation Coming

Earlier this month, EPA’s Administrator and the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works announced their agencies were repealing the Obama Administration’s 2015 promulgated rule – the one that a number of agriculture associations had accused the Obama Administration … Continue reading

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Repeal The Jones Act

By any measure, the Jones Act has been a failure.” This conclusion comes from the Cato Institute study of the Jones Act. It claims, “Under its watch [Jones Act] the U.S. shipbuilding has atrophied, the [U.S.] shipping fleet has withered, … Continue reading

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How the Jones Act Hurts Agriculture

As we shared with you in a previous column, the Jones Act, signed into law June 5, 1920, was a good idea at the time, but is devastating to U.S. economic interests today. The Jones Act restricts all foreign vessels … Continue reading

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The Jones Act: A Hidden Cost to Farmers

Do you know about The Jones Act? You should. It has a profoundly negative impact on your farming business. The Cato Institute recently published Policy Analysis No. 845 The Jones Act: A Burden America can no longer bear. It is … Continue reading

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Texas Judge Sinks WOTUS Rule

A U.S. District Court judge in Galveston, Texas has decided the Obama administration’s 2014 definition of “Waters of the United States” took place without complying with the federal Administrative Procedures Act (APA). The Obama EPA “…wanted to ensure that the … Continue reading

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