by Robert Wheeler
Following the Biden administration’s recent climate-related executive orders, the same administration is now looking at taking climate action a step further. The recent orders include a pause on new oil and gas leases on federal property, “alignment of financial flows with the objectives of the Paris Agreement,” and setting a new target for reducing U.S. “Greenhouse Gas” emissions by 2030.
Read the entire Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad.
But you won’t believe where that money is coming from.
Biden is setting his sights on American agricultural policy
According to new reports, the White House is looking to take advantage of a new funding source from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC).
During his Senate confirmation hearing, Tom Vilsack said the CCC funds “could be used to create a market to trade carbon or help farmers adopt sustainable agriculture practices.” Vilsack said these programs could then be expanded and included in future farm bills.
“It is a great tool for us to create the kind of structure that will inform future farm bills about what will encourage carbon sequestration, what will encourage precision agriculture, what will encourage soil health and regenerative agricultural practices,” said Tom Vilsack, Biden’s nominee for USDA chief at his senate confirmation hearing.
What is the CCC, and what is its purpose?
For those who may be hearing of the CCC for the first time, the CCC was created during the Great Depression to support farm income prices. It was used to do things like purchase cheese to boost dairy farmers, assist cotton growers with ginning costs, and provide foreign market development, commodity purchases, and export credit.
Annual funding for The CCC is somewhere around $30 billion. The Trump administration used this program to help distribute billions of dollars in aid to farmers adversely affected by China’s retaliatory politically targeted tariffs.
CCC funds are used to implement specific programs established by Congress as well as to carry out activities under the broad authorities of the CCC Charter Act. At this time, the principal programs established by Congress that are funded by CCC include:
Domestic farm income, price support, and conservation programs under various statutes, including the Agricultural Act of 2014;
Foreign market development and other international activities of the Department of Agriculture under several statutes including the Agricultural Trade Act of 1978;
Activities of the United States Agency for International Development under Title II of the Food For Peace Act.
The Biden administration now hopes to use the CCC to tackle “climate change”
Very little detail has been provided as to what “sustainable practices” might entail. However, the term means many different things to many different people. To some, “sustainable” means being good stewards of the earth, not polluting rivers or dousing glyphosate all over crops. To others, it means all options are on the table as far as the actual earth goes. That is, as long as digital investments can be made into a Wall Street trading apparatus and higher taxes paid to the government by the average consumer.
There is little doubt that this administration, like others before, will do anything that puts major Big Ag corporations ahead of small farmers.
“A handful of private projects launched recently by the likes of Cargill and Bayer have tried to compensate growers for sustainable agriculture practices. Many farmers, however, have been reluctant to make the shift due to high upfront costs for uncertain or minimal returns.”
The fact that Cargill and Bayer have been promoting these projects, with “uncertain or minimal returns” should hint as to what form of “sustainability” we are looking at here. Biden’s new USDA chief is also a significant clue as to what we are looking at for the future of the administration’s agricultural policy. Tom Vilsack, after all, is a product of Big AG.
As Green Matters author Sophie Hirsh writes,
While serving as Obama’s agriculture secretary, Vilsack made a few controversial moves regarding genetically-modified crops; for instance, he expedited the approval process for GMOs, he helped create a GMO-labeling bill meant to replace Vermont’s stricter standards, and he did away with regulations on “big agriculture” to appease the industry, as explained by In These Times.
The outlet added that these decisions caused his critics to nickname him “Mr. Monsanto,” referring to Bayer’s Monsanto, the company responsible for inventing the glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup.
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Vilsack’s record in regards to animal agriculture is also a bit worrisome. For instance, in 2014, Vilsack and the USDA proposed removing some of the Food Safety Inspection Service inspectors from poultry slaughterhouses, who are responsible for examining slaughtered chicken for “defects.”
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Vilsack also has concerning ties with the dairy industry. After leaving the White House in early 2017, he promptly accepted a position as President and CEO of the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC), which he still holds (but would presumably step down from, should his nomination as Secretary of Agriculture be approved). In his role at the USDEC, Vilsack works with major dairy associations to help increase sales and “consumer trust.” Therefore, his inextricable ties to the dairy industry could be seen as a conflict of interest.
Here’s what sustainable does NOT mean with this administration.
It seems safe to say that the new “sustainable” practices promoted by the Biden administration are NOT going to focus on non-GMO traditional or organic agriculture. Nor will these practices be to prevent over-farming. Instead, the expansion, centralization, and domination of Big Ag corporations over the United States’ food supply will be expanded. The farmers, consumers, and the environment will all suffer.
But Big Ag will do just fine.
What do you think?
Like it or not, there are billions of taxpayer dollars that will be spent by the government.
Where would you prefer the $30 billion CCC fund to be allocated? Do you think this will encourage healthy environmental practices? Or is it all crony corporatism? How do you think this will affect the price of food?
Share your thoughts in the comments.
Biden is creating famine in the land.He will use food as a weapon against the people.He is a thief and will destroy America
Well to be fair it’s pretty much the entire political class, Biden is just one component of a massive corrupt system.
Where have we seen communists do that before? Holodomor anyone?
No wonder the program sounds like neo-communism. Instead of commanding the small farmer to produce a quota and then taking everything from him, they just effectively nationalize it via a giant corporation thats in their pocket.
I lived in Iowa when he was governor. We called him Viltax. Enough said.
Those who have the money own the politicians. It’s no secret.
You control the food you control The People
Time to get together with friends and buy a beef. Buy a freezer, learn how to can and
freeze your own food.
Follow the money. Small organic family farms do not contribute to campaigns.
I like how Joel Salatin calls the USDA the US “duh.”
As someone that grew up on a small family farm in Indiana. I have seen the take over of big AG. They have pushed the small farmer out of business. There is no way a farmer with less than 1000+ acres can survive without having a full time job on the side.
The family farm has went the way of the dodo. I have watched many small family farms be divided and sold off for housing development. Or to be sold off to other larger AG farms so that they can increase their productivity. These big AG farms are even pushing the small farmers out of local farmers markets by selling their seconds at lower prices than the farmer can.
Planned economy. Communism. They are going to kill us.
And so it begins! Taking our money to fight Global Climate change. So much for hungry Americans….Socialism is creeping up!
I read recently that Bill Gates owns and continues to buy farm land. Is this guy in bed with Gates, too?
Well Gates has $ and $ buys po I initials but real-estate is the only sure thing in unstable times.
The Federal Government is a Psyop – Everything that the Government says is a LIE. The money has Always gone to “Elites”, Military, Communist Organizations, Demonic Groups & Pro Death Actions & Causes. The US Federal Government, The Vatican & The “Royal Families are the Satanic Triangle of Anti- GOD forces on Earth. Keep Praying to Jesus & Prepare to Kill DEMONS! Cheers!
Considering that Trump used the fund to compensate farmers for Trump’s disastrous trade tariffs and that hopefully Biden will repeal those tariffs that killed US agricultural trades, it will mean that the money could be used for other things for the farmers benefit. But I would ensure that the small guys and gals get taken care of first versus Big Business (which traditionally is protected by Republicans). Trump’s trade tariffs may have helped certain trades, but they killed agriculture and farmer’s livelihoods. So lets get the farmers back up to snuff before we do anything else.
First off, I do not believe the Climate Change Con. There are several reasons why:
One, the Climate is always changing. That process has gone on for Billions of years, because the earth is not a static environment. That’s why we have life here in the first place, whether it evolved or was created doesn’t matter.
Two, if every single human being on the planet were to drop dead today, the climate would continue to change whether we were here or not. That’s not theory, it’s fact.
I also firmly believe Politicians embrace and preach about this, because it distracts the populace from their nefarious deeds.
Three, Mass Extinctions happen for a variety of causes, but what they really are is a worldwide enema. In every extinction event in the archeological calander, the dominant species died out, allowing a lesser dominant species to climb to dominance. Our time as the dominant species will end, just as it ended for prior dominant species. Whether it’s from a Biblibal event or a worldwide catastrophic event(s), we’ll be gone.
Fourth, it’s the Heigth of Hubris to believe we have that much control over our world and its climate. I’m on board with reducing our impact, but there’s a limit to that. The impact of Coal Mining is nothing compared to the impact of mining for Lithium. Coal mines can be reclaimed. Lithium mines are dead zones that cannot be reclaimed. The more we shift towards renewables, the more Lithium will be needed.
Both solar and wind technology are insufficient to meet the energy needs we currently have, let alone will need. They too, have their negative impacts on the environment. Wind Turbines in Europe have decimated some bird species to the point, their extinction is inevitable. In the US, Wind Turbines that have failed, are an environmental and economic threat. It costs more to year one down, than it did to make and install it, so there they sit, turning into EPA Supersites.
In my mind, if you’re that worried about your impact on the planet, euthanize yourself. That would do a lot more good than carrying on about a problem life itself causes.
So instead of subsidizing junk foods, they’ll subsidize junk science? Sounds like what I’d expect from the Democrats.
If you know God and the Bible you would know there is no thing as “global warming” destroying the planet. Even the Son of God says he does not know when the earth will be destroyed. Kerry says in 9 years it’s over. Silly heathen that he is.
The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. The planet created and is HELD TOGETHER BY THE SON! COLOSSIANS 1:15-18
Something happened and I was bounced off. What you are talking about is an effect not a a cause. The cause of what is happening to our country is contained in Biden:”The Great Reset. I can’t explain this in depth so you can research it yourself. Once at that page you can explore all issues relating to “the Great Reset”. I was recently kicked off Twitter for pointing people to “the Great Reset” , Fauci:Forty years of failure and Fauci:”Cell Science Journal” 9-3-20 where Fauci takes about the medical quackery of “The Great Reset”. All are related and all are available to all on the net. What I will say is that “The Great Reset” was stalled by election of Donald Trump. However, it is back on track now with Bidens election
The no sense, makes sense government of the traitor Biden will fall into place with your comprehention of “The Great Reset”, this is not an American anomaly it is a world wide movement. The problem is that our country stands in the way of it. We are the first and last country that must be neutralized in order for “The Great Reset” to happen. This will happen with Bidens actions. “The Great Reset” is an paradox being the worst, best kept secrete in the world, its been around forever and behind everything that is happening. Yet’ it still hasn’t been exposed or vetted by anyone. Laura Ingraham from Fox briefly brought it out on February 3rd, and then typical of Fox dropped the ball. I am going on everything I can to try to expose this, with very little success. Research it and you will understand it’s significance. I am warning anyone that will listen that this is the single most important topic you will ever address. “The Great Reset” will decide not just the future of our country but of our world.
Traitor Joe….(not to be confused with Trader Joe).
What was it that Forest said hmm???
This explains why the new president of the Farm Bureau has been all over RFD-TV talking about how Farm Bureau has gone all-in for “climate change.” They are probably getting some of this money. It’s just another iteration of Al Gore’s carbon credit shell game — except in this shell game, they ALL get paid.
It’s not Biden. Apparently he can’t even put his pen back in his pocket without help.
The question is who is pulling the string?
The following is a quote allegedly from Obama:
“If I can make an arrangement where I had a stand-in or front-man or front-woman and they had an earpiece in and I was just in my basement in my sweats looking through the stuff and I could sort of deliver the lines while someone was doing all the talking and ceremony, I’d be fine with that.”
Barack Obama – November 24th, 2020
As I said, I don’t know if this is real, but there were many people talking about an Obama 3rd term.
Oh dear, who would we blame or praise if not for the puppets put before us? They’ve been writing books, white papers and journals about their plans for over 100 years. The Club of Rome and UN have detailed what is planned and it’s been slowly progressing since dust bowls of the 30s and corporate takeover of farms in the 80s. Gov’t revolving door, with all the industries it regulates, is the story and exposes the gov’t as nothing more than a corrupt protection racket for plutocrats. Biden is just the golem they’ve provided so you don’t look behind the curtain. Controlled opposition couldn’t have it better than Biden and China, let’s all remember how Trump/Russia was the cudgel of the left. I don’t know what it takes for folks to see they’re led around by the nose or to recognize their enemies are stateless oligarchs maintaining a facade of gov’t to manipulate the masses into all sorts of behaviour against their own better interests. Human settlement zones with corporate farming was predicted for you in Soylent Green just as cencorship was in Rollerball. It’s all available out there, what they plan to do in the next 10 years, for those who are looking. Plan accordingly and stop falling for the magic show – elections, etc.
It’s amazing how Soylent Green and 1984 seem to be the playbooks for current events.
Yes we may be priced out of the grocery store. Hope they don’t decide to legislate vegan diets. That must be a choice. Wouldn’t be mine.
Actually, it’s Vilsack that’s the problem. He’s been through the revolving doors of the USDA for DECADES – no matter who’s been the president (or what party that president represents). He needs to die already…