Kansas Feedlot cited by EPA for not storing hay in pollution containment facility

Russ Steele

The useful idiots at the EPA thinks that hay is a pollutant and must be stored in polution containment zone.

“Has the Environmental Protection Agency declared hay a pollutant?” an audience member asked. Callicrate responded affirmatively and explained that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently initiated a formal enforcement action against his Kansas feedlot for, among other things, failure to store his hay in a pollution containment zone. “Now that EPA has declared hay a pollutant, every farmer and rancher that stores hay, or that leaves a broken hay bale in the field is potentially violating EPA rules and subject to an EPA enforcement action,” Callicrate said. “How far are we going to let this agency go before we stand up and do something about it?”

I wonder if this view by EPA applies to the straw that our local environmental agencies demand that CALTRANS and any other contractor who exposes the earth spread around. Could they now be required to include a pollution containment zone around the highway projects, since hay is a pollutant. What would make hay different from straw. Maybe one of our local sustainable farmers can explain?

H/T to a regular reader for this interesting tip. And, I agree with the writer, the EPA should be the first agency that needs to get the axe after the 2012 election, about Jan 2013 would do nicely!


About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

5 Responses to Kansas Feedlot cited by EPA for not storing hay in pollution containment facility

  1. Dave Cranfield says:

    Might this have something to do with hay giving off methane if the bales are not stacked correctly?

  2. gjrebane says:

    Russ, I was going to post on this latest atrocity by one of our growing number of rogue federal agencies. My slant on it was that it fits into the many tentacles of Agenda 21. It is almost as if the socialists are beginning to fear a loss next year and trying to get into play as many of their destructive diktats as possible before January 2013.

  3. James says:


    You did not provide your full name and you used a fake e-mail address. Please read the policy statement.

  4. Kim Pruett says:

    The EPA is an out of control agency that is pretty much rogue. Under the Obama administration, it has gotten even worse. We need to go through a take out all the regulations that contradict and overlap each other and have a moratorium on any new regulations for at least five years for all the agencies, including the BLM and USFS. Many of the state regulations do not mesh with the federal ones, so people get a double whammy. Ask anyone in local government about this. it just does not make sense. We have to get back to common sense, the government is too large and too much in control of every aspect of our lives. Most of these regs are not done through congress, not vetted at all, they are implemented without congressional approval (the representatives of the people) but merely through the agencies themselves and special interests groups pressure such as Sierra Forest Legacy and others. One example of that is the Travel Management Rule(cutting off Access to public lands) by the USFS, this was purely an agency decision that has turned into a huge mess.

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