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To: Vince Ferrer
"Produce farmers would be required to ensure that their crops aren’t contaminated by bad water or animal waste. Some will likely be compelled to build fences to keep out wildlife . . . Food industry groups welcomed the proposals . . . The FDA estimated that the produce regulations would cost a large farm roughly $30,000 a year.

The stupidity of our government is breathtaking. I wash produce before eating it. That is a dramatically more sensible option than trying to keep birds, bunnies, squirrels, and for all we know bees from entering farmland. As for adding $30k to a farm's annual costs, I don't think anyone in the Obama Administration has even the slightest clue how economics works (unless they really are trying to destroy our economy).

33 posted on 01/04/2013 10:24:33 PM PST by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Pollster1
As for adding $30k to a farm's annual costs,

And don't forget, the inheritance taxes are back now. Many large farms will have to be sold instead of inherited and farmed.

34 posted on 01/04/2013 10:34:26 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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