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Fred V. Grau, Jr.

Fred V. Grau, Jr.


July 29, 2006

Fred Grau is President of Grasslyn, Inc., a family-owned farm and seed business specializing in the production of Penngift crownvetch seed. Grasslyn is headquartered in State College, PA with production fields in Pennsylvania and Eastern Colorado.

Fred earned a B.S. in Chemistry from Purdue University in 1968. Following graduation and two years in the U.S. Army, he returned to the family farm.

In February, 1999, Fred discovered that his product, long a mainstay in soil and water conservation, had overnight become herba non grata to radical Greens and government agencies — President Clinton had just issued Executive Order No. 13112, "Invasive Species". A longtime libertarian (small "l") activist, he immediately recognized that this was not only a threat to his business, but also "the next Endangered Species Act" and became involved with this TNC-inspired agenda.

Fred is also involved with state property rights issues through the Pennsylvania Landowners Association and the recently-formed group Take Back Pennsylvania.

Conference Speech

"Invasive Species—Regulation by Fraud" - Speech from the Tenth Annual Conference

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