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Federal judge in Hawaii bars county from excessive regulation

Federal judge in Hawaii bars county from excessive regulation

By Gene Hall

It’s always refreshing to see a legal matter settled on the basis of law and fact rather than emotion, overheated rhetoric and political theory. This was the case in Hawaii a few days ago when a federal judge ruled against Kauai County’s aggressive and anti-farmer Ordinance 960.

It’s not that silly laws never win in court, but this one, sillier than most, was turned back, though on more narrow grounds than I believe were justified.  Kauai County Ordinance 960 was passed some months ago with very strict curbs on many agricultural practices and the agribusiness firms that operate there. Included were restrictions on pesticide use and biotechnology, or GMOs if you will. The trouble is, that’s the state’s job—one that Hawaii performs aggressively.

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Give consumers the facts and they will make wise decisions

Give consumers the facts and they will make wise decisions

By Mike Barnett

Texas Farm Bureau recently conducted a public opinion survey of Texans about food. Those surveyed readily told us that they didn’t know much about how food was grown, didn’t know much about GMOs, didn’t know much about pesticides and herbicides or the use of other modern food production practices.

Yet, those people came right back in focus groups and told us that GMOs, pesticides and herbicides are horrible. They can’t tell you any particular reason. It’s just what they see and hear. And they are adamant about it.

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Food safety is our top priority

Food safety is our top priority

By John Paul Dineen III

My family is in the business of agriculture, helping to feed the people of our state, nation and world. I farm and ranch full time on the Blacklands of North Central Texas.  My wife, Heather, and I and our four children call Ellis County home, where we farm 1,800 acres of dryland crops. We also have a small commercial cow-calf operation.

Texas Food Connection Week, Feb. 17 -23, is being celebrated across the Lone Star State. I would like to talk with you about how we grow that food and the steps we take to ensure that food is safe, wholesome and nutritious.

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Anti-pesticide outcry bugs West Nile Virus control in Dallas

Anti-pesticide outcry bugs West Nile Virus control in Dallas

By Mike Barnett

The West Nile Virus outbreak in Dallas and attempts to control the mosquitoes that spread it show what a crazy old world this really is.

While people are dying and others sickened by the devastating disease, others petition the city to stop its insecticide spraying program because honeybees, dragonflies and ladybugs may fall victim.

Make no mistake about it—this is the worst outbreak of the West Nile Virus in years. Ten people have died in Dallas from the disease and 200 are sick. The city has issued a state of emergency. The national Centers for Disease Control said there are 693 cases nationwide and 26 deaths in 43 states. Big D is the epicenter of this outbreak.

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Letter from a Concerned Consumer

Letter from a Concerned Consumer

Dear Farmer,

As a loyal customer, I am grateful for you and the other Texas farmers and ranchers who grow the fruits, vegetables, meat and other products that I buy and serve to my family. Each week, I know the shelves at my local grocery store will be stocked with a large variety of products with plenty of price, flavor and nutrition choices.

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