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Jun 13 2011, 06:01 AM (Post #1)
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Over the past several years, several independent farmers have complained about USDA crackdowns on their farms, ousting their families from the house, killing their livestock and destroying their product because the USDA has deemed such things as "unsafe". Here is a short video on the subject:

http://www.infowars.com/no-freedom-of-food/

What is your take on this? Do you think that this is true? Do you think it's wrong or right? What do you feel are the true intentions of the USDA? As before, I will take comments first before I add my own.
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Jun 13 2011, 06:29 AM (Post #2)
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I don't know whether this is true, but if it's true that their livestock are unsafe, I would hope that the USDA prevents them from selling that stuff.

So are they unsafe? Otherwise that is the USDA's justification?
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Jun 16 2011, 10:19 PM (Post #3)
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Well, it's about it "potentially" being unsafe. Seems this happens every time there is some sort of outbreak.
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Jul 16 2011, 03:53 AM (Post #4)
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Tax and regulate "independent farmers" and Amish out of existence, that's my take. It's incredibly inefficient to extract at best a tenth of the yield that the dreaded "Big Ag" can per acre, and at worst, penury requisite of great public subsidy, for one. And two, the spatial/environmental/carbon/what-have-you footprint of small-time farmers (I'm not talking gardeners—I'm referring to the miniature agricultural operations that are trying to do the same thing Big Ag does) is so incredibly huge the world over that they account for at least half of "the Problem" the world faces.
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Jul 17 2011, 03:08 AM (Post #5)
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QUOTE (Jodi Gajadar @ Jul 15 2011, 07:53 PM)
Tax and regulate "independent farmers" and Amish out of existence, that's my take. It's incredibly inefficient to extract at best a tenth of the yield that the dreaded "Big Ag" can per acre, and at worst, penury requisite of great public subsidy, for one. And two, the spatial/environmental/carbon/what-have-you footprint of small-time farmers (I'm not talking gardeners—I'm referring to the miniature agricultural operations that are trying to do the same thing Big Ag does) is so incredibly huge the world over that they account for at least half of "the Problem" the world faces.
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If it's as woefully inefficient as you suggest, you don't need to "tax and regulate them out of existence."

You just need to stop subsidizing failure (i.e. paying farmers to not farm)
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Jul 23 2011, 11:39 PM (Post #6)
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I wonder if these crackdowns have anything to do with Monsanto. I guess they sue under patent infringement if you reuse their seeds.
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Jul 24 2011, 12:15 AM (Post #7)
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QUOTE (Pocket Cooters @ Jul 23 2011, 06:39 PM)
I wonder if these crackdowns have anything to do with Monsanto. I guess they sue under patent infringement if you reuse their seeds.
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Good. Corporatocracy FTW!
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Jul 27 2011, 10:24 PM (Post #8)
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Haha, well isn't that just an interesting fact?
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