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Farmers and ranchers get their privacy back

Privacy was the winner in a Court of Appeals case a few days ago in the 8th U.S. Circuit with a unanimous ruling against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. A three-judge panel ruled against EPA’s practice of collecting private information from farmers and ranchers and then turning it over to environmental activists and others who request it through the Freedom… Continue Reading

Federal Shutdown Leaves Pesticides and Ag Chemicals Stuck at Ports

While the government shutdown has spurred much discussion over the fate of federal food surveillance, the agriculture industry may soon feel the biggest impact from furloughs at another federal agency: the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In the 10 days since the shutdown went into effect, millions of dollars of imported agricultural chemicals have been stuck… Continue Reading