Farmer’s decades-old wetlands nightmare continues in PA

They wanted it so they took it. I may slap the next SOB that tries to tell me what a “free” country we live in. — jtl, 419

Land & Livestock International, Inc.

As Brace’s attorney, Lawrence Kogan, points out, federal action against the farmer resulted in a “taking” of his property for a public use – preservation/restoration of wetlands as “waters of the United States” – without just compensation, as required by the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

They wanted it so they took it. I may slap the next SOB that tries to tell me what a “free” country we live in. — jtl, 419

by Bonner Cohen, Ph. D., via CFACT

Franz Kafka at the top of his game could not have written a novel about one man’s struggle against a never-ending chain of absurd allegations to match the ordeal one Pennsylvania farmer has suffered through for the last 30 years.

When Robert Brace set out to convert pastureland to cropland on his farm in Erie County, little did he know that this simple, age-old farming practice would…

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Land and Livestock International, Inc. is a leading agribusiness management firm providing a complete line of services to the range livestock industry. We believe that private property is the foundation of America. Private property and free markets go hand in hand—without property there is no freedom. We also believe that free markets, not government intervention, hold the key to natural resource conservation and environmental preservation. No government bureaucrat can (or will) understand and treat the land with as much respect as its owner. The bureaucrat simply does not have the same motives as does the owner of a capital interest in the property. Our specialty is the working livestock ranch simply because there are so many very good reasons for owning such a property. We provide educational, management and consulting services with a focus on ecologically and financially sustainable land management that will enhance natural processes (water and mineral cycles, energy flow and community dynamics) while enhancing profits and steadily building wealth.
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