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Posted 10/8/2017 8:59pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE


  • Anyone missing a pet pigeon?  We have someone's pet taking up residence here on the hill.  It has a band on its leg.  We haven't been able to catch it so we don't know what's on the band.
  • We have some chuck and rib roasts.  The pikes peak roast are gone.
  • Another beef will go in this week as we work down our list of those wanting a split half, half or whole.

This is from Alan Guebert.  It may help to educate our non ag members.   It's hard to get this info from the media.

Alan Guebert       It’s August and that means much of Congress is, literally, either out of session, out of the country or out to lunch. That doesn’t mean, however, some of its more diligent members aren’t somehow serving the public.      Take the House Ag Committee. (Please.) A handful of its 46 members will attend three Farm Bill “Conversations in the Field” this month to hear yet-again that U.S. farmers and ranchers feed the world, Americans pay less for their food than any other nation’s citizens, and free trade will lead to more farm profit.      They will also hear, as they have for decades, that Congress needs to do something about today’s cheap commodity prices, stumbling exports, and all-but-dead rural communities.     

Few people attending these “conversations,” however, will pick up on the contradictions contained in their earnest remarks. Contradictions like how we both brag and complain about our nation’s “cheap food” policies yet rarely acknowledge that you can’t have “cheap” food without having “cheap” farm prices.      Or how we continue to view U.S. ag export markets as the yellow brick road to farm riches that it once was but will never again be due to today’s cutthroat, corporately integrated competition. (A White House that puts its tweeting thumb in the eye of our best customers doesn’t help either but few policymakers in farm country dare to publicly contradict this president.)      And, finally, how we institutionalize ag policies that underwrite farm and ranch consolidation and undermine rural communities only to later complain that “no one’s out here to take over” when today’s farmers and ranchers either retire or expire.     

We on the farming side of food aren’t the only ones who are angry when we eventually get what we ask for. The food side of farming, writes Andrea Reusing, a successful North Carolina farm-to-table chef, has its own Jekyll-and-Hyde relationship with food.      “Farm-to table’s sincere glow distracts from how… the most pristine ingredients… nearly always… rely on cheap labor,” explains the award-winning Reusing in an essay for NPR’s food blog, The Salt. “Work (is) very often performed by people who are themselves poor and hungry.”      And her restaurant guests “are sometimes surprised to learn that… our relatively expensive menu yields only slim profits or that we can’t afford a group health plan.”      So today’s lopsided farm policy isn’t working very well for either producers or their customers, yet it’s the system nearly everyone on either end of the American fork defends and promotes in every farm and food “conversation.”     

That’s a close-minded echo chamber, not an honest, public conversation.      Moreover, the echoes are calling new players to new policy fights.      For example, legislators in many ag-centric states are now debating badly needed clean water policies after decades of turning a blind eye to increasing farm chemical, fertilizer, and livestock waste run-off. The public, rightfully so, wants solutions to this now-public problem.      They aren’t alone. Mother Nature wants solutions, too. Recently, the front page of my local farm newspaper featured five stories, three whose headlines read: “Fighting fungicide resistance,” “New approach needed to fight herbicide resistance,” and “Farm storm damage.”      The headlines, as well as the stories, shared how once-miracle, now-failing technologies must be replaced by newer, even more miraculous technologies that, sooner or later, will also fail.      And so it goes on the American farm and ranch.     

We believe we can solve today’s biggest agricultural problems—new disease resistance; weather extremes triggered by climate change; killer competitive global markets; low-and-going-lower farm income; dying rural communities—with bigger chemistry, bigger ignorance, bigger bullying, and bigger government spending all directed to “help” ever fewer farmers and ranchers and increasingly skeptical eaters.      The driving idea behind this bigger hammer approach seems to be, “Well, it hasn’t worked in the past, so let’s do more of it and see what happens.”      Instead, we should be talking about how to fix what’s broken, not how to patch it.

 

 




THAT'S IT FROM THE HILL FOR THIS WEEK.  ART AND DEBRA

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)
(660) 656-3409
www.breezy-hill-farm.com

Posted 10/4/2017 3:22pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE


  • The last ground beef pick up went very well.  We have another list started and when there is sufficient amount requested,  I will schedule another date.  
  • The top two people on the "dirt" hog list will be notified next week.  I have found two, and there may be some more in a month.
  • Interested in a beef roast?  We had some cut from the last harvest.  We needed more ground beef, but didn't need to process the entire animal into ground beef.  So, we have a few chuck, arm and rib roasts.  They are $6/lb, first come gets their choice.  If this works, we may do this in the future.  This would reduce the time for people just wanting ground beef.
  • Virginia is having a chicken day this coming Saturday.  Contact her to reserve your chickens.

 

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Good Dr. Berg video. It's short so be sure to watch it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyjeI7HAfw8&feature=em-subs_digest


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Very Interesting video on benefits of Grass. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FJgztapA-Q&feature=em-subs_digest



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THIS IS A MUST READ FOR EVERYONE. IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITH CANCER OR WHO HAS HAD AN ISSUE WITH CANCER, BE SURE TO HAVE THEM READ THIS INTERVIEW.

http://ecofarmingdaily.com/ketogenic-diet-fighting-back-against-cancer/#more-1070




THAT'S IT FROM THE HILL FOR THIS WEEK.  ART AND DEBRA

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)
(660) 656-3409
www.breezy-hill-farm.com

Posted 9/19/2017 8:32pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

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  • I hope most of you have noticed that the corn and soybeans are turning brown.  The two months of photosynthesis is about over for the mono cultures of our present day agriculture.  No more carbon sequestration until next year and again for only two or three months.  When you drive by our farm, thanks to the frequent rains this summer,  you will see lush  green pastures with continuous  photosynthesis occurring.  Those corn and bean fields will be brown until next June when it starts all over again.
  • We have added several to our list for freezer beef and for a "dirt hog".  We concluded our ground beef pickup this past Saturday.  We were able to get another beef processed and are able to fill all of the requests.  Those will be filled this Saturday.  There is some extra available, since it is impossible to get the exact amount necessary.  
  • We have started a new list for ground beef.  It will be late November or mid December before we have another ground beef day.
  • There will be some more marrow bones and a few roasts.  Bones are $3/# and roasts are $6/#.

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Hi Art, 
Just want to thank you for the beef.  We had the the bone marrow this evening.  I can't tell you how delicious it was.  You know already. 
Baked at 425. Couldn't remember. Put fresh Parmesan on top, spread on warm crusty French bread.  Maybe a glass or two of red wine!!  Yumo!! Thanks.   Next time I need more!!! 
My dog is just waiting for the bones!! 
 
Libby H.
 
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THAT'S IT FROM THE HILL FOR THIS WEEK.  ART AND DEBRA

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)
(660) 656-3409
www.breezy-hill-farm.com

Posted 9/10/2017 9:41pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • I was only able to get two beeves processed this past week for ground beef.  I needed one more to have enough to fill all your requests.  I was able to schedule one more this week, but that won't be processed and ready until the following week.  Therefore, some of your requests will be filled and pickup will be Sep 23.   I need to know if anyone CAN NOT pick up on Sep 23, and I will make sure you are scheduled for Sep 16.  I will know the exact amount available for the Wednesday Sep 16 pickup, and will notify those scheduled for Sep 16 and who is scheduled for Sep 23.  WATCH FOR THAT EMAIL!!
  • I am taking in two freezer beeves this week.  This is our prime time for harvesting.  The grass has been exceptional this Summer.  I have had several recent requests and we are able to have about a three week delivery from date of order.  Our pricing this year is the same as the price for our local grocery stores best ground beef.
  • Virginia is having a chicken day this coming Saturday  Contact her at souscon4@gmail.com to reserve your chicken.  Also, if you want one of her turkeys you need to place your order soon.

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Here is an important interview with Dr. Lustig on his new book,The Hacking of the American Mind. Be sure to listen at the 43 minute time and learn about the importance of Omega-3 fatty acid.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VH3Ndztq7YM&feature=em-uploademail





THAT'S IT FROM THE HILL FOR THIS WEEK.  ART AND DEBRA

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)
(660) 656-3409
www.breezy-hill-farm.com

Posted 9/3/2017 10:15pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE


  • This is the last call for ground beef from this next harvest.  Any requests received after Monday will definitely be on the following list.  For those on my current list, I will know this Wednesday how many pounds will be available.  I will send an email on Thursday which will notify you if there was enough for the entire list.  If you don't get an email, I will add you to the next list.  Pick up will be Saturday, September 16 at the farm from 12-1pm.  WATCH FOR THE EMAIL!!
  • Three people were taken off my list for a "dirt" hog, as one of my sources had an extra that he was unable to sell.  I still have several on my list, and hopefully we'll get you some pork before deer season.  Some processors close down then and it is difficult to get pork or beef processed.  I will be taking in a beef this week for three on my list.  They will be getting an email soon with details.

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THE FUTURE OF TRUCKING

https://www.wired.com/2016/10/ubers-self-driving-truck-makes-first-delivery-50000-beers/

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What Causes Liver Spots (Aging Spots)? Hint...it's NOT the liver

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7V1osGCi0c&feature=em-subs_digest

 

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In a stunning blow to science, democracy and human health, the Trump administration has overruled the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) own career scientists and stubbornly refused to ban the toxic pesticide chlorpyrifos, which has been linked to dangerous impacts on young children’s brains — including higher rates of ADHD and autism and most shockingly lowered IQs for children whose mothers are exposed to the pesticide during pregnancy.

The science behind chlorpyrifos damage to young children’s brains is so conclusive that career EPA scientists actually went so far as recommending the pesticide be completely BANNED from agricultural use, but Trump’s EPA administrator Scott Pruitt personally reversed this decision.

According to multiple media reports, Pruitt’s decision came after a brief meeting with the CEO of Dow Chemical and an intense push by agribusiness lobbyists who advised Trump's political appointees at the EPA to ignore the multiple health studies that show the pesticide chlorpyrifos can harm children’s brains.

Fortunately, the Senate is now stepping up to protect people and the planet from this dangerous synthetic pesticide and a handful of Senators just introduced a bill that would ban this toxic pesticide for good called the “Protect Children, Farmers and Farmworkers from Nerve Agent Pesticides Act of 2017.”






THAT'S IT FROM THE HILL FOR THIS WEEK.  ART AND DEBRA

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)
(660) 656-3409
www.breezy-hill-farm.com

Posted 8/13/2017 9:32pm by Art Ozias.
            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • Miss Ruby has a new home.  She went to a good home.  We still have Clover for sale.  We also saw our Hen RV go down the lane.  We are slowly downsizing.  We actually were able to take a short two day trip to Abilene, Ks to visit the Eisenhower museum  and home.  While we were so close to Salina we visited The Land Institue.  We had a individual tour and they are doing some really great work.  They have accomplished so much and all with only personal donations.   I suggest you visit their web site,  https://landinstitute.org/ ,and perhaps you will decide to help them with a donation.
  • We have not taken a trip for awhile and with the internet one can search for places to eat.  Well, I have learn some lessons for the next trip.  Those "stars" need to be taken with a "grain of salt".  The standards for the bulk of those traveling are obviously well below mine.  One of the nights we chose a restaurant, not a chain, and it appeared to have a goodly number of 5 stars and positive comments.  Ike even used to eat there.  Well, the steak was tough, the wait staff was inattentive, visiting with other customers and when they served a day old baked potato which already had some sort of butter spread on the split potato, the"stars" quickly faded to less than two.  Food service trucks have made it to easy and there is getting to be less distance between a "restaurant" and McDonalds.
  • We are still taking names for the ground beef list.  It looks like the next pickup date will be in September.
  • We have several names on the list for a Dirt Hog.  I haven't heard from any of my sources.  
  • Don't be fooled by the slick TV ad by ModernAg.org.  It is funded by Monsanto.

Millions of Americans believe chocolate milk comes from brown cows, study finds

https://www.nationofchange.org/2017/06/18/millions-americans-believe-chocolate-milk-comes-brown-cows-study-finds/

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What's on your peaches??

http://whatsonmyfood.org/food.jsp?food=PC&utm_source=groundtruth&utm_medium=alert&utm_campaign=what-hot-links&link_id=7&can_id=18a8bcd73bba53bc715eabe0092669e0&email_referrer=mega-merger-mania-mother-activist-pesticide-myths-2-2-2-2-2-2&email_subject=pruitts-pesticide-problem-new-bee-study-whats-on-your-peaches

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Monsanto company officials weren’t too pleased when their internal emails went public. The New York Times reported that one Monsanto scientists wrote this in an internal email in 2001:

“If somebody came to me and said they wanted to test Roundup I know how I would react — with serious concern.”

The email was uncovered in what the Huffington Post reported are more than 75 documents, including intriguing text messages and discussions about payments to scientists, which were posted for public viewing early Tuesday morning by attorneys who are suing Monsanto on behalf of people alleging Roundup caused them or their family members to become ill with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a type of blood cancer.

Monsanto told the New York Times “it was outraged by the documents’ release.

But we are the ones who should be outraged by Monsanto knowingly selling a toxic product, and covering it up by attacking credible independent scientists. By government agencies that allowed, and possibly even colluded in the cover-ups and attacks. And by companies like Ben & Jerry’s that profess great concern for natural ingredients, health, the environment, the climate and “social responsibility,” while excusing themselves from having to live up to those promises.

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Was your recent steak you had for that special occasion glued together??

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXXrB3rz-xU&t=28s

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Be sure to read this interview.  Promise you will!!

http://ecofarmingdaily.com/pollinators-in-peril /

 

 

THAT'S IT FROM THE HILL FOR THIS WEEK.  ART AND DEBRA

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)
(660) 656-3409
www.breezy-hill-farm.com

 

Posted 7/16/2017 10:11pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • Hello Art,

    Just wanted to thank you and tell you how 'wonderful' this last batch of
    meat is........I believe it is the best ever!  I feel so 'thankful' to have the
    opportunity to buy such good meat.

    Again, many thanks to you,
    Barbara L.
  • Our next ground beef is progressing and as soon as we have enough orders we'll process a beef.
  • The freezer beef list is filling as well.  Remember, our pricing this year again tracks with our local grocery store for their "best" ground beef.  Our price is $4/lb and with the shrinkage and processing it will be very close to the stores $4.99/lb. When you submit your request be sure to indicate when you want it and please include your phone number.
  • We have two family milk cows for sale.  One is due to calf next month.
  • We have a portable hen house for sale and will include several pieces of net fencing.
  • Anyone interested in grass finished bones?  We still have some at $3/lb.  Roast them at 425 for 20 minutes and spread the marrow on a piece of french baguette. Google bone marrow recipe for more variations.
  • Peaches, blackberries and cabbage have been great this year.  Several pies, jam, juice and of course kraut.

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What's on your peaches??

http://whatsonmyfood.org/food.jsp?food=PC&utm_source=groundtruth&utm_medium=alert&utm_campaign=what-hot-links&link_id=7&can_id=18a8bcd73bba53bc715eabe0092669e0&email_referrer=mega-merger-mania-mother-activist-pesticide-myths-2-2-2-2-2-2&email_subject=pruitts-pesticide-problem-new-bee-study-whats-on-your-peaches 

 

After decades of trying to reform public policy on food and farming, including an intense four-year battle to force mandatory labeling of GMOs (rudely terminated in 2016 when Congress and the Obama administration rammed through the outrageous DARK Act), food activists and conscious consumers find ourselves wondering “what’s the use of lobbying the government?”

Do we really think the Trump administration, the Republican Congress, and farm state and Establishment Democrats care about the toxicity, exploitation and environmental destruction of our food system?

The culinary directive from Congress and the White House this summer goes something like this: Don’t worry. Shut up and eat your Frankenfoods, cheap junk foods, and factory-farm meat, dairy and poultry.

Don’t worry about Monsanto’s Roundup or Dow’s neonic residues in your food and water. Don’t worry about the dubious fare at your local supermarkets, including thousands of products fraudulently labeled or advertised as “natural.”

It's time to step up the attack on Monsanto, pesticides, factory farms, fake “natural” products, organic fraud, and the entire degenerative food and farming system. It’s time to make organic and healthy food the norm, not just the niche market that it still is.

Read Ronnie’s essay: ‘Degeneration Nation’





THAT'S IT FROM THE HILL FOR THIS WEEK.  ART AND DEBRA

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)
(660) 656-3409
www.breezy-hill-farm.com

Posted 6/18/2017 9:57pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE


  • Our ground beef pick up went very well.  We dodged a bullet on the heat that was forecast.  Everyone showed up close to start time, and within 30 minutes we had filled coolers and trunks and everyone was headed home.  Thanks
  • We still have some ground beef available since the yield was so good, and we had to take three in instead of two, as two would not have been enough for the requests we had on our list.  We wanted to make sure everyone got  their amount since the next harvest will not be until fall.  It's just too risky in the summer trying to miss a heat wave.  It would not be much fun to have several hundred pounds of ground beef melting in the back of my truck.
  • So, we are starting a new list, and it will be in October or November before we will have a ground beef pick up.  Plan now for your next trip.
  • We have added several to the Dirt Hog list, but it will be a while on that.  Most of my sources don't have hogs that big during the summer.  It's just too hot and hogs don't do well in the heat.
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  • Seven State Attorneys General Mount Legal Challenge to EPA for not Banning Chlorpyrifos

https://www.cornucopia.org/2017/06/seven-state-attorneys-general-mount-legal-challenge-epa-not-banning-chlorpyrifos/?utm_source=eNews&utm_medium=email&utm_content=6.17.17&utm_campaign=LegalMORE

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Short Film Reveals the Lunacy of Water Fluoridation

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/06/17/our-daily-dose-fluoride-documentary.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20170617Z1_UCM&et_cid=DM147637&et_rid=2046403590

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D3 deficiency is a silent epidemic with serious consequences to good health.

 NEVER take Vitamin D Without Vitamin K2

Just as important as vitamin D3 is taking vitamin K2! Taking Vitamin D without vitamin K could actually be harmful to your Health

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/15cb6630901e71ed




THAT'S IT FROM THE HILL FOR THIS WEEK.  ART AND DEBRA

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)
(660) 656-3409
www.breezy-hill-farm.com

Posted 6/12/2017 10:40pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • Ground beef pick up will be this Saturday.  Those getting ground beef will be getting an email this Wednesday.  On Wednesday I will know how many pounds are available and will also know the cost for the processing.  With that I will be able to determine the price.  I have stated the price will at least $5 and not more than $5.50 per pound.  The temperature is forecasted to be in the nineties, so be sure to bring coolers.
  • Freezer beef sales have started.  This spring, with our renovated pastures, has been phenomenal.   Our hay fields have been way above average.  Our red clover and alfalfa plants were waist high.  It took an extra day for curing.
  • Interested in fryers?  Virginia is having another chicken day.  She is guaranteeing they will weigh in the 4-5 pound range.  Her email address is souscon4@gmail.com.
  • Anyone interested in having a bee hive should get Sharashkin's presentation at the past ACRE's convention,  "Beekeeping In-Depth: Capturing a Hive of Local, Adaptive Bees & Appropriate Hive Design, by Leo Sharashkin".  Go to the ACRE's web site.   We now have a hive and it is doing very well.
  • The renovation and upgrades for the house listed on Zillow are progressing.  To have someone under a lease with option to buy and for that to not materialize, resulted in numerous items not being maintained.  It's listed on Zillow for now.  As soon as we get it finished we will be listing it with an agent.  Go to Zillow.com and search under zip code 64019.  It's 3400 square feet, energy efficient home on six acres with easy access to a four lane Highway.
      




THAT'S IT FROM THE HILL FOR THIS WEEK.  ART AND DEBRA

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)
(660) 656-3409
www.breezy-hill-farm.com

Posted 5/21/2017 10:25pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • I got caught up with emails last night.  If you didn't get an email acknowledging your request then your request for beef or pork must have been blocked and you need to resend your request.
  • I am getting close to enough requests for ground beef so I can get that harvest scheduled.  Check your freezer and if you are getting low, send your request and I'll add you to our next  ground beef day.  Ten pound minimum and still $5/lb.
  • Our guinea hens hatched out over 30 keets.  If you're wanting some very interesting birds send an email. We don't need any replacements this year.
  • If anyone knows someone interested in a great family milk cow, we have two for sale.  Both are A2/A2 and are very gentle.  One is due to calve in August and the other just had a heifer calf.

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Insulin Resistance Speeds Up Cognitive Decline

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/04/27/insulin-resistance-speeds-cognitive-decline.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20170427Z1_UCM&et_cid=DM141457&et_rid=1984061820

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Is Your Sunscreen Doing More Harm Than Good?

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/04/26/hazardous-chemicals-in-sunscreens.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20170426Z1_UCM&et_cid=DM141459&et_rid=1983671806
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REMEMBER LAST UPDATE INCLUDED INFO ON CHLORPYRIFOS!!

With Monsanto looking to be acquired by Germany-based Bayer, is Dow Chemical taking over Monsanto’s role of chief influence-buyer in Washington, D.C.?

Dow wasted no time wooing Trump—the poison-peddler ponied up $1 million for the new president’s inauguration festivities. Trump swiftly rewarded Dow by naming CEO Andrew Liveris to head a new White House manufacturing working group.

In February, after Trump signed an executive order aimed at rolling back regulations (including those on pesticides and GMOs), he handed the pen to Liveris. Fitting, given that Trump’s new EPA chief, Scott Pruitt, was quick to overturn the Obama administration’s proposed ban on one of Dow’s moneymakers, chlorpyrifos, an organophosphate pesticide. (Pruitt’s move prompted a lawsuit by environmental groups).

Now, it seems, just banning organophosphates isn’t enough. A new report by the Associated Press (AP) says lawyers for Dow and two other manufacturers of organophosphates are asking Trump’s administration to throw out the EPA’s own studies on the dangerous effects of chlorpyrifos and other organophosphates, known to lower I.Q.s and cause neurological damage in children.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-I77VrhOVg&feature=youtu.be

 





THAT'S IT FROM THE HILL FOR THIS WEEK.  ART AND DEBRA

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)
(660) 656-3409
www.breezy-hill-farm.com