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.
The panelists discuss so-called "ag gag" laws, one of which was recently signed by Iowa Governor Terry Branstad.
The bill makes it a crime to access an agricultural facility under false pretenses. Illinois and Missouri lawmakers have considered similar legislation.
Critics of the bill say it is too broad because it does not define "false pretenses." Supporters say the law will protect farmers.
Recording at a farm or livestock facility without the permission of the owner would be illegal under a proposal in the Illinois House.
Representative Jim Sacia (R-Winnebago County) sponsored the measure (HB 5143). He said farmers know what's best for their animals.