Agenda 21 and DOT Encroach on Family Farms, Want to Require CDL to Operate Family Farm Equipment

Posted on Aug 01, 2011 in Urban Gardening, Farming & Homesteading – Kevin Hayden

Source: Intel Hub

The U.S. Department of Transportation, in an Agenda 21 style order, has moved to essentially ban a large part of family farms.

For hundreds of years family farms have been passed from generation to generation and it has been a way of life for younger family members to learn and work on their farms.

New rules being prepared in Washington could change that forever.

Apparently discussions are now under way to require farmers to have a commercial drivers license to operate farming equipment. This would require farm owners to hire expensive commercial drivers instead of using members of their family.

ABC 25 Waco

The time-honored initiation into working the family farm could one day be a thing of the past, with discussions underway in Washington to require operators of farm equipment to have a commercial driver’s license, or CDL.

Ned Meister’s work in agriculture began similarly at the age of ten.  Meeting with News Channel 25 Wednesday at the Texas Farm Bureau, Meister explained the critical role of family on the farm.

“The vast majority of our farms are family farms, operators of equipment are usually family members, and if [those changes] were to take place, that would eliminate some of the family participation in the farm operation.”


Farmers also fear the prospect of replacing family help with expensive professional drivers, something that could end up costing everyone — if it doesn’t break the bank. 

“When you consider salaries and benefits and all the other things that go with hiring people that otherwise would have been doing by your family, well it’s just a more expensive proposal,” says Meister.

This is clearly an outright attack on family owned farms and would be a huge benefit to large scale GMO companies such as Monsanto.

This is also part of the systematic deindustrialization of America.

If we continue to let politicians, corporations, and lobbyists control our food supply, the American people will soon have no choice but to eat GMO food from large corporate farms or go hungry.

Hayden’s Note:

This is incredibly sad.  While I didn’t grow up full-time on a farm, I did spend several of my childhood years on wheat farms in northern Oklahoma, ostrich farms near Kansas, cattle and horse ranches in New Mexico and more.  I learned to drive a pick-up truck in the middle of the New Mexico deserts when I was 6 or 7 years old.  I drove combines, tractors and wheat trucks when I was 13 years old.  This was a valuable life lesson in money and time management, keeping a job, hard work and getting my hands dirty.  Can you imagine if the family farms of the time required a CDL (commercial drivers’ license) at that time?  Those are not cheap to obtain, first off.  Secondly, most states (if not all) require you to be 18 years of age, pass a physical medical exam, study and learn tedious laws, regulations and then pass an exam.

If you’ve ever spent time on a family-sized farm, you can understand how insane this sounds.  If not, I urge you to learn a bit more about what goes into small farms and how they struggle to pay the bills, even when using free help and labor from family members and children.  It might surprise you.  This IS the control and domination of one of the last vestiges of the classic American pioneering spirit.  And for what?  The benefit of bio-tech terrorists such as Monsanto? 

I dream of a day where GMOs don’t exist, where the FDA and seed/chemical companies do not share a mutually-revolving door and the government gets its nose out of our private affairs.   Hey, I can dream, right?

These plans line up directly with the United Nations Agenda 21 which is now being implemented worldwide.

Our country is under full scale attack by bureaucratic world government type globalists who are openly working to destroy the American way of life in favor of a totalitarian police state.

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