ag gag http://tspr.org en Ag Gag to Hide Food-Related Problems http://tspr.org/post/ag-gag-hide-food-related-problems <p>As recently reported, Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea killed millions of piglets in 27 states this year. Possibly originating in China, Iowa farmers were hurt the worst. Wed, 21 May 2014 18:36:49 +0000 Bill Knight 53580 at http://tspr.org Ag Gag to Hide Food-Related Problems Shop Talk - April 10 http://tspr.org/post/shop-talk-april-10 <p>The panelists discuss so-called &quot;ag gag&quot; laws, one of which was recently signed by Iowa Governor Terry Branstad.</p><p>The bill makes it a crime to access an agricultural facility under false pretenses.&nbsp; Illinois and Missouri lawmakers have considered similar legislation.</p><p>Critics of the bill say it is too broad because it does not define &quot;false pretenses.&quot; Supporters say the law will protect farmers.</p> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 18:47:04 +0000 Rich Egger 13302 at http://tspr.org Shop Talk - April 10 Stifling Undercover Investigations at Illinois Farms http://tspr.org/post/stifling-undercover-investigations-illinois-farms <p>Recording at a farm or livestock facility without the permission of the owner would be illegal under a proposal in the Illinois House.<br /><br />Representative Jim Sacia (R-Winnebago County) sponsored the measure (<a href="http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=5143&amp;GAID=11&amp;DocTypeID=HB&amp;LegId=65244&amp;SessionID=84&amp;GA=97" target="_blank">HB 5143</a>). He said farmers know what&#39;s best for their animals.<br /> Tue, 13 Mar 2012 15:19:35 +0000 Rich Egger 11738 at http://tspr.org Stifling Undercover Investigations at Illinois Farms