dairy cows http://nwpr.org en Lawsuits Charge ‘Ag-Gag’ Laws Violate Free Speech In Idaho, Utah http://nwpr.org/post/lawsuits-charge-ag-gag-laws-violate-free-speech-idaho-utah <p></p><p>A lawsuit lead by the ACLU is challenging Idaho's brand new, so-called “ag-gag” law. That's the law aimed at stopping undercover animal rights activists from making videos of abuse at farms and slaughter houses. As Jessica Robinson reports, Idaho's law isn't the first to be challenged on free speech grounds.</p><p>Last year, the Animal Legal Defense Fund filed suit against a Utah law very similar to Idaho’s. Both laws criminalize shooting video without the farm owner's permission.</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 23:53:19 +0000 Jessica Robinson 42998 at http://nwpr.org Lawsuits Charge ‘Ag-Gag’ Laws Violate Free Speech In Idaho, Utah Cold Weather Challenges Ranchers And Dairies http://nwpr.org/post/cold-weather-challenges-ranchers-and-dairies <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The region’s cold snap has many dairy operators and ranchers taking extra care with their livestock. When it’s cold, cattle and other types of livestock tend to eat more to stay warm.</span></p><p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 14:24:24 +0000 Anna King 38255 at http://nwpr.org Cold Weather Challenges Ranchers And Dairies A Report Links Yakima Valley Nitrates to Dairies http://nwpr.org/post/report-links-yakima-valley-nitrates-dairies <p>GRANGER, Wash. – A federal agency has concluded that dairies in the Yakima Valley are likely contaminating residential wells. Scientists and other officials presented the information this week to local residents. Fri, 28 Sep 2012 12:57:04 +0000 Courtney Flatt 15928 at http://nwpr.org A Report Links Yakima Valley Nitrates to Dairies