Idaho dairying in another uproar

Fri, 08/29/2014

“Confidential” heading on letter is like blood to sharks.

by Dennis Halladay, Hoard’s Dairyman Western Editor

Public perception about the dairy industry has sadly melted down in Idaho again, and along with it comes a reminder to producers everywhere that if a news story doesn’t “have blood,” the non-ag media is fully capable of making it look like there is.

Earlier this year was a blowup over Idaho passing a law that essentially says entering a private business just because you want to see what is going on, such as in the form of undercover videos, has nothing to do with the First Amendment (freedom of speech). Rather, it violates the constitutionally protected private property and privacy rights that every citizen is entitled to. Read more

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