Naig Commends Signing of Ag Trespass Bill
Iowa Ag Connection - 03/15/2019
Gov. Kim Reynolds signed S.F. 519 into law Thursday following a bipartisan vote by both the Iowa House of Representatives and the Iowa State Senate earlier this week. She was joined by lawmakers, farmers, and leaders of the ag industry.
S.F. 519 is an act relating to offense in involving trespass to agricultural production facilities, providing penalties, and including effective date provisions.
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig issued a statement after Reynolds signed the bill.
"We commend the legislature for passing and Gov. Reynolds for signing the Ag Trespass bill today," said Naig. "This bill establishes vital protections for Iowa livestock producers against special interest groups with malicious intentions, specifically individuals who may cause physical or economic harm to the animals and/or facility owners. Safeguarding our livestock producers is critical to securing our state's ag-based economy."