As the agriculture industry, we constantly call for transparency. We want consumers to know what happens on our farms, we want people to understand how their food is produced and bottom line; we want production agriculture to be visible to the public. That being the case, farmers and ranchers should be completely, 100%, against the proposal that was presented to Florida legislature last month right?
The proposed legislation in Florida, SB 1246, states that photographing a farm without permission will be committing a felony.
"A person who photographs, video records, or otherwise produces images or pictorial records, digital or otherwise, at or of a farm or other property where legitimate agriculture operations are being conducted without the written consent of the owner, or an authorized representative of the owner, commits a felony of the first degree,"