livestock agriculture 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 Country Living and Livestock Farms http://tspr.org/post/country-living-and-livestock-farms <p>Beware if you've ever considered moving near a farm in Illinois. A new decision by the Illinois Supreme Court reaffirms a state law that blocks nuisance lawsuits against farmers.</p><p>The case involves the Roger and Bobbie Toftoy, who moved into a new house across from a cattle farm. They found the flies to be so bad that they sometimes could not go outside.</p><p>They sued and won, and a judge told the farmers to fix the problem. But on appeal, the cattlemen argued they were protected under an Illinois law meant to encourage farming.</p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 17:53:58 +0000 Rich Egger 25300 at http://tspr.org Country Living and Livestock Farms 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