Washington D.C. Bureaucrats Continue their Assault on Rural Families
July 16, 2012
New USDA Rule Targets Farmers and Livestock Sales
Rolla, Missouri – U.S. Senate candidate Sarah Steelman expressed her dissatisfaction with a new USDA rule proposal which, if adopted, would place further restrictions and burdens upon American farmers. Sarah is wrapping up the first week of her “Flatbed Forum Tour” across the state, which focuses on issues facing agriculture and the values of Missouri’s Heartland. The newly proposed USDA rule would mandate certain farm animals be treated the same as dogs or cats sold at “retail pet stores.” The rule is currently in comment period until August 15th, and is supported by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).
“Washington D.C. just doesn’t get it. Farming is a way of life and rule-making which would require that farm animals be treated in the same regulatory manner as dogs or cats would be devastating to Missouri families, and our already struggling economy.” Steelman continued, “The families I talk to across this state are scared and angry. They don’t know what tomorrow holds, and they don’t trust that those in Washington D.C., like Claire McCaskill, are there to represent rural Missouri.”
Sarah Steelman is the only candidate to have called for a moratorium on rulemaking and further imposition by government agencies. “Missouri families don’t need to be told when their child is old enough to bale hay on the family farm. What Missouri families and businesses need is predictability, and that’s why I’ve called for a moratorium on further rule-making until Congress can do the hard work of validating the need for the rules we already have on the books.”
Sarah, a former State Treasurer and State Senator, is a strong supporter of limited government. She is also a staunch advocate of a Balanced Budget Amendment, the sanctity of Life, the Second Amendment, repealing Obamacare, and strengthening our military. She resides in Rolla Missouri and is the only candidate from Missouri’s Heartland. Anyone wishing to comment can do so at www.regulations.gov. The Proposal ID is APHIS-2011-0003