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!
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!