privacy

Judge Approves Settlement to Protect Farmers’ Privacy

Dan Industry News Release

The American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Pork Producers Council yesterday closed the final chapter of their lawsuit challenging EPA’s release of farmer and rancher personal information, when a federal judge approved a settlement that secures the private information of thousands of livestock and poultry farmers in 36 states.

NPPC Asks USDA to Abandon GIPSA Rules

Dan Industry News Release, Livestock

Citing grave concerns that they would “cause serious harm to the pork industry,” the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) in comments submitted said the U.S. Department of Agriculture should not finalize – or at least exempt pork producers from – regulations related to the buying and selling of livestock. According to NPPC, the so-called Farmer Fair Practices Rules – an …