This time, craft brewers
The Union Leader reported today that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration is backing off its proposed mandate which would have forced New Hampshire’s thriving craft brewing industry to landfill thousands of tons of spent grain used in the beer brewing process. This grain is now supplied to farmers, generally without charge and without any reported problems, as a high protein cattle feed. The FDA's spent grain mandate was authorized by the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011, backed by Jeanne Shaheen, written largely by big agribusiness interests, but which is wreaking havoc on New Hampshire’s small, diversified farms.
Jim Rubens, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate commented, "Jeanne Shaheen’s votes for Obamacare, Dodd-Frank, and the FSMA are all one of a kind. Each bill is a tome written by Washington lobbyists, spawning thousands of new pages of hyper-complex regulation, and stifling job growth in New Hampshire’s small business community."
“New Hampshire is a small business state,” said Jim Rubens. “In November, New Hampshire votes will replace Jeanne Shaheen with a new Senator who understands small business and is focused on protecting farmers and the rest of the New Hampshire small business community from Washington’s Leviathan regulatory state.”
Rubens has founded and run over ten small businesses.
About Jim Rubens:
Jim Rubens is a small business owner, entrepreneur and two-term Republican State Senator who has lived in New Hampshire for over 40 years. He lives with his wife, Susan, and son, Matthew, in Hanover. Jim attended Dartmouth College and studied chemistry, leaving in his Junior year to pursue a life in small business entrepreneurship and public service. Jim has founded and run over a dozen businesses from waste recycling, tree surgery, Main Street retail, to furniture manufacturing. Over recent years, he has focused on investment in New England start-ups in proprietary technology and healthcare solutions.