Fast-Moving ‘Agricultural Security’ Bill Moves to Floor of Idaho Senate

Food Safety News

A legislative committee on Tuesday sent a bill to the floor of the Idaho Senate for a vote over whether to jail and fine anyone found guilty of a new crime of interference with agricultural production.

After some bill shuffling, the Senate Agricultural Affairs Committee sent Senate Bill 1337, just introduced Monday, straight to the floor, but not the nearly identical Senate Bill 1298. SB 1337 excludes farmer’s markets and farm trucking from the protections it provides to other activities as “agricultural production.”

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