Settlement ensures privacy of farmers’ information


Issue Date: April 5, 2017

In what farm groups called "a major victory for personal privacy," the American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Pork Producers Council have resolved a lawsuit challenging U.S. Environmental Protection Agency release of farmer and rancher personal information. A federal judge has approved a settlement that the groups say will secure the private information of thousands of livestock and poultry farmers in 36 states, including California.

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