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 Agricultural Retailers Association.

Supreme Court to Review California Standards Imposed on Virginia

How agriculture produces meat in our society, and whether California gets to set the standards for everyone else, is in the balance. Continue reading

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Smithfield’s court loss may spell trouble for large-scale livestock farmers

Murphy-Brown, a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods, lost a major case on November 19, 2020. With Thanksgiving activities and election allegations, little attention was paid to this loss other than a few environmental groups and farm publications (full case summary here). … Continue reading

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That $900 Billion Stimulus Package includes Pork – lots of it!

Congress has passed, and the President has signed, the $900 billion stimulus package. There’s a lot of pork in the bill, and it includes USDA. What is your tax dollar going to support? About $10 million will be made available … Continue reading

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President-Elect Biden Loads Up on Lawyers

President-Elect Joe Biden has announced his EPA review team, many of whom are lawyers from some of the nation’s largest legal firms. Agriculture is in for an interesting ride. Patrice Lumumba Simms is designated as the team leader to review … Continue reading

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President-Elect Biden Will Rejoin Paris Climate Accord

President-Elect Joe Biden is planning to quickly sign a series of Executive Orders shortly after being sworn in on January 20, 2021. This is according to media outlets. The Washington Post states “He [Biden] will rejoin the Paris Climate Accord and…[fulfill] commitments … Continue reading

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