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We visit local livestock sale barns to see what folks buying cattle are having to pay.  All breeds and sizes are bringing record high prices which is good for producers.

Sheep Shearing

Cliff Hoopes of Wyoming has an interesting lifestyle. He shears thousands of sheep for a living. This story comes from Southwest Idaho.

 

News Release

Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C., – “State-led mandatory food labeling initiatives mislead consumers about the safety of GM foods, even though there is no credible evidence linking a food-safety or health risk to the consumption of GM foods. These state labeling initiatives mask the benefits of biotechnology in food production and can lead to decreased food supplies. Creating a national labeling standard will give consumers the information they need while avoiding the unnecessary confusion and added cost of a patchwork of state laws.

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Voice of Idaho Agriculture

Eminent Domain Legislation Shows Foresight

A bill that would limit the use of eminent domain currently before the Idaho Legislature is an important piece of legislation that is being attacked by misinformation.

Sponsored by Sen. Jim Guthrie, R-McCammon, the legislation would eliminate the use of eminent domain, or in other words the taking of private property, for the use of recreational pathways. If acceptable uses of eminent domain are not explicitly spelled out by law, it can become a disastrous intrusion on the rights of private property owners.

Eminent domain was established by the federal government to serve the public’s needs. Freeways, electric and other infrastructure transmission lines, schools and fire stations are examples of public needs. Bicycle paths clearly don’t fit in the same category.

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Capitol Reflections

Capitol Reflections - Issue 10, 2015

In this issue
Senate 1044 Eminent Domain
Senate 1062 Direct Primary Care
Big and Little Wood River
Memorials and Resolutions
Transportation
Senate 1073 hearing

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