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farming could be on track to become a right, written into law alongside the freedom of speech and religion. Some powerful agriculture interests want to declare farming a right at the state level as part of a wider campaign to fortify the ag industry against crusades by animal-welfare activists and opponents of genetically modified crops.
EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told farmers and agribusinesses on a trip to Missouri last week that agriculture essentially has â€˜nothing to worry aboutâ€™ and that â€˜nothing will changeâ€™ with the proposed Clean Water Act rule. Yet many of the 204,416 public comments submitted so far to regulations.gov on the rule suggest the agency has a ways to go to convince the industry.
One aspect of American agriculture that has been demonized over the past year is the collection of data. It grabbed many no-so-accepting headlines when the questions arose about not only what the data may be used for and who can use the data, but also who actually owns the data. One company that is taking an industry-changing approach is Climate Corporation.
Farmers interested in learning more about the 2014 Farm Bill and its impact on commodity programs can hear from industry experts during meetings scheduled for August 18, 19 and September 16 who will provide insight into the legislation and its impact on agriculture.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) â€” The years-long fight between farm organizations and animal rights activists over laws prohibiting secretly filmed documentation of animal abuse is moving from state legislatures to federal courts as laws in Utah and Idaho face constitutional challenges.