On February 5, 2020, we blogged about the Kansas so-called “ag gag” law. The objective of the statute is to discourage undercover scrutiny of agricultural facilities to obtain evidence of cruelty to animals, food safety violations, and other malfeasance and to broadcast that evidence to the public. The Kansas statute accomplishes this by making it
We have blogged, most recently on January 3, 2020, about the status of so-called “ag-gag” laws. These laws are designed to prevent undercover scrutiny of agricultural operations to uncover cruelty to animals, food safety violations, or other malfeasance. For the most part, courts have struck down these laws as infringing on the First Amendment.
On January 22, 2020, the United States District Court for the District of Kansas struck down most of Kansas’ ag-gag law as violative of the First Amendment. This particular statute has been around since 1990, although there has never been any prosecution under it.
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USAgNet.com discussed a bill signed by Kansas Governor Sam Brownback containing two measures important to Kansas agriculture.
Midwest Producer reported on a K-State professor leading a group making recommendation on climate change mitigation.
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