All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 

#1111: Can farmers grow food under such diligent government oversight?
Yes 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
No 100%  100%  [ 1 ]
Total votes : 1
Author Message
 Post subject: US Army Attacks US Farmer
PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:53 pm 
Offline
Site Admin

Joined: Mon Jul 17, 2006 10:17 pm
Posts: 812
Along the Food Chain with Michael Olson

#1111: US Army Attacks US Farmer

Anthony Francois, Senior Attorney
Pacific Legal Foundation

Can farmers grow food under such diligent government oversight?

John Duarte purchased some farmland in Northern California with the intention of growing wheat.

Since the farmland contained swales and wetlands, Duarte hired a consulting firm to tell him where he could and could not plow, so as not to disturb the “waters of the United States.”

With the information in hand, Duarte proceeded to plow his farmland and plant his wheat. But before the wheat could be harvested, the Army Corps of Engineers issued a “cease and desist” order to Duarte for violating the Clean Water Act by not obtaining a permit to move soil.

Duarte sued the Army Corps for depriving him of his constitutional right of due process for issuing the cease and desist order without a public hearing.

Nevertheless, Duarte will stand trial in Federal Court this summer and face a $2.8 million dollar fine for failing to get permission to plow his land.

And so we ask…

Can farmers grow food under such diligent government oversight?

(Food Chain Radio & Forums #1111: John Duarte, Army Corps of Engineer, Waters of the United States, Clean Water Act, farmer exemption)


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group