Senators Joe Donnelly (D-IN) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) have introduced the “Farmer Identity Protection Act” that would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from releasing personal information about agricultural producers. 

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Senator Donnelly said, “It is unacceptable that earlier this year, the EPA released the personal contact information of over 80,000 livestock and poultry owners from across the nation, including many from Indiana.  This blatant violation of privacy must not happen again, which is why I urge my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to support this common sense legislation.” Earlier this year, EPA released personal and private information to the public, including names, phone numbers, and email addresses, of farmers and ranchers, their spouses, and employees.

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