Federal Control of your Woody


Blogger's rant about one of the 2008 farm bill's provisions:
"Henceforth, all wood is to be a federally regulated, suspect substance. Either raw wood, lumber, or anything made of wood, from tables and chairs, to flooring, siding, particle board, to handles on knives, baskets, chopsticks, or even toothpicks has to have a label naming the genus and species of the tree that it came from and the country of origin. Incorrect labeling becomes a federal felony, and the law does not just apply to wood newly entering the country, but any wood that is in interstate commerce within the country."
I guess the "label" would be similar to the one on mattresses. And the law applies to packing crates and fork-lift pallets!
http://www.classicalvalues.com/archives/2009/10/where_were_you_2.html
And, lest you think he exaggerates, just this week the U.S. Fish & Wildlife officers raided the headquarters of the Gibson Guitar company in Nashville looking for renegade rosewood!
http://www.ttjonline.com/story.asp?sectioncode 3&storycode`988&c=3
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That law is not worth the incredibly thin piece of wood it's printed on.
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HeyBub wrote:

Did the feds shoot up the place and kill everybody?
TDD
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