Statements about Agriculture

Says Bill Nelson sold agricultural land "for home development, pocketing at least $1.4 million."

Bill Nelson "leased land that he owned for six cows, taking advantage of an agricultural tax loophole to dodge $43,000 in taxes just last year."

The Obama administration "even proposed banning farm kids from doing basic chores!"

"Ninety percent of the topsoil has inadequate moisture to grow crops."

A proposed U.S. Labor Department rule for children working on farms "would even ban youth from operating a battery-powered screwdriver or a pressurized garden hose."

"This rule could prevent children under 18 from using such tools as a power screwdriver, a milking machine or something as simple as a wheelbarrow on the family farm . . . "

Adding ethanol to gas "raises food costs."

Says the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency brought coyotes into the state "to try to keep the deer population down."

Says she "wiped out" the state Agriculture Department’s inspections of eggs at retail sites like grocery stores.

Says he eliminated an EPA rule that treated spilled milk like it was oil.

U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher is "the only working farmer currently serving in the House."

Federal law prohibits the growing of industrial hemp in the United States.

Christmas trees are grown in all 50 States.

Says Texas did not bail out a loan program he oversaw as state agriculture commissioner.

Obama creates new tax on Christmas trees, fees get passed on to consumers.

Says the giant African land snail "carries human meningitis."

"A Cornell University research study concludes that ethanol generates a 29 percent energy loss, meaning it takes more than a gallon of gasoline to produce a gallon of ethanol."

Says the government wants to require farm tractor drivers to hold commercial driver’s licenses even if they’re just crossing a single public road.

Slim Jims "just recently" cost 99 cents but now cost $2.69.

Ethanol reduced gas prices by 89 cents per gallon in 2010, and if ethanol disappeared, gas prices could rise by as much as 92 percent.

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