Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

Letters to the Editor

February 25, 2014

Statement from Indiana Farm Bureau about Senate Bill 101:

Indiana Farm Bureau and its farmer members thank the House Judiciary Committee for voting favorably on Senate Bill 101, a measure that will provide farmers the same protections against trespass enjoyed by all Hoosier homeowners. Indiana Farm Bureau looks forward to working with the entire House during its debate on and eventual passage of this important bill.

Contrary to media outcry and activist rhetoric, SB 101 contains no language about videotaping, photographing or employment fraud, all of which were elements of a bill that died in the final hours of last year’s General Assembly.

“There seems to be some confusion surrounding this current trespass bill,” said Katrina Hall, IFB’s director of state government relations. “We keep hearing phrases like ‘ag-gag’ and ‘trampling of rights,’ but none of that language appears in SB 101. This bill simply gives farmers the same protection against trespass that other property owners have.”

During testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, IFB state policy advisor Amy Cornell emphasized that farms and their economic viability are often harmed by trespassers; that farmers should be not be burdened with the obligation to post signs in every field and on every building; that First Amendment rights do not include a right to trespass; and that strengthening trespass laws has been a goal of Indiana farmers and Farm Bureau for many years.

While SB 373 morphed a number of times during the 2013 legislature, this year’s SB 101 has focused only on criminal trespass since it was introduced by Sen. Travis Holdman.

“I don’t understand why the Hoosier Environmental Council and other opponents, none of whom testified before the committee, continue to bring up issues that are not germane to this legislation,” said Cornell. “The potential of financial loss because of criminal trespass is a very real issue for Hoosier farmers, and this bill provides them a greater degree of protection and peace of mind.”

— Daily News

1
Text Only
Letters to the Editor
  • letters to the editor Shelter pet brings joy Dear Editor: I recently adopted a cat at the animal shelter. She gives me great joy and I am giving her a good safe home. Anyone thinking about getting a pet should go out to the shelter and get a really nice pet, they need a

    April 24, 2014

  • No Headline Provided I recently adopted a cat at the animal shelter. She gives me great joy and I am giving her a good safe home. Anyone thinking about getting a pet should go out to the shelter and get a really nice pet, they need a good loving home. The staff was very

    April 24, 2014

  • 10 things Mayor Herbert can do once he gets an assistant Dear Editor: #10 -- Have more time to promote the wonderfulness of living in Greensburg #9 -- Apply for more "free" grant money before Rushville, Batesville or Shelbyville gets it #8 -- Spend more time at Picker's Paradise #7 -- Try to find Menards,

    April 22, 2014

  • News mayor's assistant position: Why are new positions being created? Dear Editor: A proposed new position of Mayor's assistant / public relations director has only been passed on it's first reading by the City Council, at the request of our Mayor. There is one more reading yet to go which will take place at their next

    April 22, 2014

  • Can we really love again? Can we really love again? Dear Editor: This is something I have been thinking about a lot lately. Whether it's right or wrong, I can't get it out of my head. Could I fall in love again? My wife will always be my one true love, but this time it would

    April 17, 2014

  • Parks Department doing a great job Dear Editor: I'm writing a few lines to let people in Greensburg and Decatur County know what a wonderful person we have over our Parks and Recreation Department: Bob Barker. He has done so many wonderful things to make out parks better and more beau

    April 17, 2014

  • Kids should be kids, not criminals Dear Editor: The weather was lovely this weekend and our neighbors were all out to play. Well, except for some people from or outside of our neighborhood that broke in and vandalized several cars during the night. They stole change, pocket knives, ru

    April 17, 2014

  • letter to the editor A polite invitation to proper language usage Dear Editor: Am I the only person to notice that the splendid word "invitation" is rapidly disappearing from our English language? One now receives an "invite" to this or that function, but no longer an in

    April 10, 2014

  • We must move past grief Dear Editor: I would like to kind of bare my soul. When we have loved ones, friends and young ones who pass away before their time, we believe they are going to a better place, but the place they are leaving is in our hearts and minds. This is very

    April 8, 2014

  • Many country drivers speed, ignore stop signs Dear Editor: It was no April Fool's Joke when the front page of the Tues., April 1, Rushville Republican revealed the sad fact that yet another teen age driver had come to grief on a country road. Fortunately the young female driver was not seriously

    April 8, 2014

Featured Ads
AP Video
SKorea Ferry Toll Hits 156, Search Gets Tougher Video Shows Possible Syrian Gas Attack Cubs Superfans Celebrate Wrigley's 100th Raw: Cattle Truck Overturns in Texas Admirers Flock to Dole During Kansas Homecoming Raw: Erupting Volcanoes in Guatemala and Peru Alibaba IPO Could Be Largest Ever for Tech Firm FBI Joining Probe of Suburban NY 'Swatting' Call U.S. Paratroopers in Poland, Amid Ukraine Crisis US Reviews Clemency for Certain Inmates Raw: Violence Erupts in Rio Near Olympic Venue Raw: Deadly Bombing in Egypt Raw: What's Inside a Commercial Jet Wheel Well Raw: Obama Arrives in Japan for State Visit Raw: Anti-Obama Activists Fight Manila Police Motels Near Disney Fighting Homeless Problem Michigan Man Sees Thanks to 'bionic Eye' S.C. Man Apologizes for Naked Walk in Wal-Mart Chief Mate: Crew Told to Escape After Passengers
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.