CAFOs Vs EPA, What Next?

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In a ruling that will reduce uncertainty about how concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) are regulated, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit in New Orleans stated that the US Environmental Protection Agency exceeded its "statutory authority" in requiring concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) apply for Clean Water Act permits.

 

"NPPC is very pleased with the 5th Circuit’s decision," said NPPC President Doug Wolf, a pork producer from Lancaster, Wis. "The court recognized a clear limit on EPA’s authority and required the agency to comply with the clean water law."

  What is yet unclear is how the EPA will respond and if any of the State environmental agencies will adjust their approach to trying to regulate CAFOs through local action.

 

Who Will Be At The Animal Ag Stakeholders Summit?

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The Animal Agriculture Alliance will host its tenth annual Stakeholders Summit May 5-6, 2011 in Arlington, Virginia. The Summit will bring together food and farm industry leaders to reflect on the challenges of the past decade and new opportunities to strengthen agriculture advocacy efforts in the future. Jason Shoultz, Senator Tom Carlson, Frank Luntz, Andy Dietrick, Debbie Lyons-Blythe, and Teresa Platt are some of the key speakers at the Summit.

DairyCast Update for March 11, 2011, Handing It Over To The Next Generation

An interesting conversation is highlighted from our recent trip to the World Ag Expo.  We discuss succession planning with Caroline Berry, Caroline Berry Consulting, who says, "Estate planning and succession planning are not the same.  I frequently talk with someone who tells me their accountant has 'all that' under control."  You don't discuss succession planning with your accountant.  You discuss it with your successors.

Listen to this important conversation about planning for the future of your business with Caroline Berry.  The entire World Ag Expo panel video is also available on DairyCast.

And check out some of the other conversations from the Dairy Exhibit barn.  We'll continue to bring you conversations from around the dairy industry in coming weeks.  Let me know what you think about them with an email to Feedback@DairyCast.com.
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California Rancher Agvocates Are Approachable


Click to play audioJeff Fowle, a tall California rancher, makes an impression on people. By being on the Agvocacy 2.0 South by Southwest panel he hopes to show folks that farmers and ranchers are out there, can be contacted, and are open / willing to having discussions about food, farming, fuel, and fiber.

Jeff Fowle can be found on Twitter at @jefffowle, YouTube and his blog Common Sense Agriculture.

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Agvocacy 2.0: Adding a Human Voice to the Farm


At SXSW on March 13, Emily Zweber, Jeff Fowle, Chris Chinn, and Zach Hunnicutt will share how farmers are using social and new media to bridge the gap between the 2% of the population who are farmers, and the remaining 98% of people who are not. The panel, moderated by Marla Schulman, are all family farmers who are driven and deeply committed to agriculture and want to share what they have with others.

The Next Generation Takes Over the Dairy

Dairy Profit Seminar: Lunch and How do you do it? The next generation takes over the dairy, from the 2011 World Ag Expo.

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How Farmers Get Serious Business Done With Mobile


At SXSW on March 11, Justin Davey (Multimedia Producer with Agriculture.com), Audrey Bartlett (Product Marketing Manager with John Deere’s Intelligent Solutions Group), Jeff Caldwell (Multimedia Editor for Successful Farming magazine and Agriculture.com), and Neil Mylet (a Camden, Indiana, farmer and founder of LoadOut Technologies) will talk about how farmers are really wired and that serious technology is used to bring your food from gate to plate. The panel, moderated by Nathan Wright, will highlight some of the trends in mobile devices and describe several mobile apps in agriculture.

DairyCast 0408 - Estate Planning Is NOT Succession Planning... Where's Yours?

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