Invasion of Privacy & It's All About Location

Invasion of Privacy & It's All About Location

Invasion of Privacy & It’s All About Location. I’m Greg Martin with today’s Northwest Report.

The Ranking Member of the House Ag Committee Frank Lucas - and eight other House Ag Republicans - are asking U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack to rethink the plan to require all farmers to sign a form granting the IRS the authority to provide income information to USDA for verification purposes. Failure to comply with the requirement would make a producer ineligible for program benefits. According to a letter sent to the Secretary, the invasion of privacy is against Congressional intent. The Representatives also commented on the short period of time farmers have to comment on the announcement. The comment period is closed on April 6th.

The realtor mantra is “Location, location, location.” Now a new study says those extra pounds on you may be caused by location or at least the location of the nearest fast food joint. A UC Berkeley-Columbia University study finds a link between obesity in students and the availability of fast food near schools according to professor Enrico Moretti.

MORETTI: We find a 5% increase in the incidence of obesity compared to a school where the fast food restaurant is father away. We don’t see any increase, any statistical significant increase in the obesity rates when non-fast food restaurants are located near a school.

Now here’s today’s Washington Grange Report.


That’s today’s Northwest Report. I’m Greg Martin on the Northwest Ag Information Network.

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