Family Farms Under Obama Assault: Commercial Driver’s License Required for Farm Equipment

The Obama administration is attempting to force the drivers of all farm equipment to secure a professional commercial driver’s license (CDL). You can imagine what a blow this will be to a farmer’s profit, and whose children have grown up driving tractors. America, think about this – yet another assault on the economy by Obama administration regulations. This is just one of the many reasons why Obama is a job-killer. The article below by Arlen Williams at GulagBound points to the dangerous past history of Rulers and their rules.

Family Farms

The proposed rule change would mean that anyone who drives a tractor or operates any piece of motorized farming equipment would be required to pass the same tests and complete the same detailed forms and logs required of semi-tractor trailer drivers.

Drivers would keep logs of information including hours worked and miled traveled. Vehicles would be required to display DOT numbers. Source: Food Freedom

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Local TV Report: Globalist National Government’s Assault on Family Farming
Arlen Williams @ Gulag Bound

A local Texas news station reports from the front lines, in the warfare of globalist-captured federal government against family farmers.

Lenin, Stalin, Mao, and Pol Pot used less sophisticated tactics (resulting in tens of millions of murders, largely by starvation) but did the same thing. Victorian England and its central banking influences treated the Irish in a very similar way.

Free enterprise starts with free agriculture. It must be conquered and subjugated as soon as possible, in any totalitarian revolution for the sake of centrally controlled and kleptocratic rule.

For analysis of this Agenda 21 assault upon American Sovereignty and liberty, including Obama’s Executive Order, see:

Obama’s Plan to Remove Family Farmers from their Land (8/17/2011)
White House Takes Aim at Rural America by Executive Order (7/5/2011)
Tag also below: http://gulagbound.com/tag/agenda-21/

Do you wonder why George Soros has been buying heavily into grain elevators with Gavilon and intentionally, “federally” flood ravaged, thus heavily depreciated Missouri River valley farmland, with Ospraie?

What is your local Tea Party and GOP doing about this?

What about the national organizations that purport to stand for our liberty?

Care to ask them?

End GulagBound article

Related and Background:

Obama Land Grab by Executive Order: On the Hunt for Water and Wild Lands

Agenda 21 Controlling the Heartland: Ronald Reagan Fought It: Farmland in Peril

EPA Grabbing Your Water by Federal Regulation: Feds Want Your Water and They Shall Have It!

Obama’s Job-Killing Governance by Regulation: $9.5B Red Tape in July 2011 Alone – 608 Regulations

Posted by Maggie @ Maggie’s Notebook

  • Don’t know about farmers today but when the “guvonorment man” came around the got the dog sic’d on him. If he fooled around too long he was invited to leave at the point of a double barrel 12ga. Wonder if todays farmers have the same guts?

    If they don’t they had better get some and start oiling up their guns and stocking up on ammo.

    Jefferson’s word carry more meaning each day:

    “God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion.
    The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is
    wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts
    they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions,
    it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. …
    And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not
    warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of
    resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as
    to the facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost
    in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from
    time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
    It is its natural manure.”

    Seems like that time is growing closer each day that Obama is in office.

    • Ticker, that Jefferson quote always give me the chills. No, today’s farmers will not be like those of old. Today’s farmers remember Ruby Ridge. Get a politician angry and they’ll eminent-domaine your property faster than you can get to the court house to object.

  • Soldier_Cynic

    Sorry, have to raise the BS flag. The FMSCA only looked at the CDL exemptions currently in place over concerns STATES would remove the exemptions. The FMSCA guidance released on 10 August states: “We have no intention of instituting onerous regulations on the hardworking farmers who feed our country and fuel our economy,” said Secretary Ray LaHood. “Farmers deserve to know that reasonable, common sense exemptions will continue to be consistently available to agricultural operations across the country, and that’s why we released this guidance…. “The farm community can be confident that states will continue to follow the regulatory exemptions for farmers that have always worked so well…. We want to make crystal clear that we are not imposing any new regulations…. Some states have questioned whether this [CDL] exemption applies to drivers who work for “crop share” or similar arrangements. FMCSA’s notice includes guidance to ensure consistent application of the exemption. After considering the public comments, the Agency has determined that farmers who rent their land for a share of the crops and haul their own and the landlord’s crops to market should have access to the agricultural CDL exemptions given by the states.”

    http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/about/news/news-releases/2011/Transportation-Reinforces-Committment.aspx

    • Soldier_Cynic, the link you left is somewhat different from the actual document that says it is a “notice” from the FMSCA. It appears they set up a period for public comment, including querying requiring CDLs for husbandry. They probably got an earfull. It isn’t happening, but the issue came up for some reason

      “S U M M A R Y : The Federal M o t or C a r r i er Safety A d m i n i s t r a t i on ( F M C S A ) sought p u b l ic
      comment on three issues related to the a p p l i c a b i l i ty of the F e d e r al M o t or C a r r i er Safety
      Regulations ( F M C S R s ) to operators of farm v e h i c l e s: first, the interpretation of interstate
      commerce as it applies to movement of farm products; second, whether farmers operating
      under share-cropping agreements are common or contract carriers: and thi rd, whether
      FMCSA should issue new guidance on implements of husbandry. Af t er c o n s i d e r i ng
      comments from the public. F M C S A has determined that no further guidance is needed on
      interpreting interstate comme r ce and implements of husbandry. FMCSA is issuing
      guidance that farmers operating under share-cropping or s i m i l ar arrangements are not
      common or contract carriers and, therefore, are eligible for the C L exemption i f a State
      elects to adopt the exemption.”

      http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/rules-regulations/administration/rulemakings/notices/Agricultural-Guidance.pdf

      LaHood said he wanted to assure farmers of “Reasonable, common sense exemptions?” Like a waiver for Democrat supporters? Like with ObamaCare?

      We can’t trust them anymore. There have been so many harmful, jobkilling regulations – there is not trust.

      Thanks for the link. I appreciate it. It’s always good to try to find more. There is usually ‘more’ lurking somewhere.

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