Senators Oppose Farm Transport Regulations

Friday, 05 Aug 2011 10:30 AM

By T.M. Golub

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Proposed Transportation Department regulations could cause an undue burden on farmers who mostly sell their goods to local markets, because the rules treat the transports as if they were interstate commerce, according to letter signed by 21 senators.
 
“This is another sign of the disconnect between Washington bureaucrats and rural America,” said Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley, one of the senators who signed the letter.

“Safe transportation of agricultural equipment on roads and highways is of utmost concern, but there doesn’t appear to be an understanding that these regulations could have a far-reaching impact on producers and the cost of food for the public,” he said.
 
In a letter to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, a Transportation Department division, the senators argue the proposed regulations do not take into consideration that farmers generally market their products at the closest location for the best possible price, and do not go out of state.
 
“The production and availability of high quality, nutritious food is essential, and placing additional burdens on those who produce this food is a serious concern,” Grassley said.
 

 

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
 
 
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Tapeworm in Brain of Man for 4 Years Removed by Surgeons

Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 17:33 PM

A tapeworm that not only lived in a man's brain for four years but traveled from one side of the brain to the other has  . . .

Window Washer's 11-Story Fall Ends Atop Car - He Survived!

Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 17:14 PM

A window washer survived with critical injuries after falling 11 stories from the roof of a San Francisco bank building  . . .

Georgia O'Keefe $44 Million Painting Most for Woman Artist

Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 16:49 PM

A new world auction record for women artists was set when a painting by late American artist Georgia O'Keeffe sold for m . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved