U.S. Sens. Charles Grassley (R-IA) and Joe Donnelly (D-IN) introduced legislation – The Farmer Identity Protection Act (S. 1343) – that protects the personal information of livestock producers from dissemination by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). If passed, the bill would allow EPA to provide information to outside parties only in aggregate, without individually indentifying information, or with the producer’s consent.
This week’s online poll asks: “Should EPA be allowed to release personal information on individual livestock operations?" Be sure to leave your thoughts in the comment section after voting.