Cattle farmers complain of government spying
June 5, 2012 by Chicago Tribune
June 5, 2012, Kansas City, MO – Cattle farmers are complaining that a federal agency is “spying” on their operations by flying airplanes over Midwest cattle feedlots to see if they are complying with clean water regulations.
The livestock producers and some members of Congress from rural areas want to know why the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is using airplanes to monitor whether feedlots are obeying the Clean Water Act. They say the aerial surveillance raises privacy concerns and they question the statutory authority for the flights. READ MORE