Photos, Ag & Legislation

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Two states have brought forth legislation that prevents unauthorized trespassing via video or camera.


Florida’s SB 1246 states: ”

“An act relating to farms; prohibiting a person from entering onto a farm or photographing or video recording a farm without the owner’s written consent; providing a definition; providing penalties; providing an effective date.”


In Iowa it’s same idea, different wording:

““HF 589 addresses concerns of bio-security of Iowa’s animal industry and the well-being of animals. The bill protects livestock and crop operations against unauthorized destruction, killing or injuring of stock, or disruption of agricultural or bio-technical operations on an owner’s premise. Additionally, it makes it unlawful to produce, possess, or distribute an unauthorized recording (sound or image) at an animal or crop operation.”

These are important for the rabbit world! It prevents undercover videos or “hidden cameras” from taking images of your agricultural enterprise – which can include rabbits. This may be dicey in the case of rabbits in urban areas, but for those in rural areas it’s increased protection from being slandered via images.

Most people don’t want cruelty around. We keep out rabbits fed, watered and cared for to keep them safe and productive – not that different from those who farm hogs, cattle or poultry. If there is an issue by all means address the issue! Many activists don’t do this but instead hang onto the video, sometimes for months, until the right time to present it to the media. In the spring it’s a great time to promote rabbits – and responsible rabbit ownership. It’s time to show our unique animals as producers of food, fur and fiber, as well as pets, outstanding youth animals and suitable for a variety of places. We cannot continue to let others do it for us!


Engaging & Telling Stories

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The University of Nebraska is moving to the Big Ten next year. You likely knew that already, and if you follow me on Twitter, I did all I could to drill this information into your eyeballs last June while the whole conference realignment business was at its fever pitch. Because of the magical convergence of GPS autosteering in my tractor, a Blackberry and long days applying fertilizer, I could follow and share all the information the interwebs had to offer about which school was going where and which conferences might collapse. To say I was obsessed would be understating the fact; to say I was annoying wouldn’t be incorrect.

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The Main Things to Consider When Writing Press Releases

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Author: andy2007


Create a company letterhead for the press release. Use either standard letter (8″ x 11”) or legal (8″ x 14″) paper for the purpose. The name of the organization, address, telephone number, fax and e-mail should be clearly visible at the top left of the letterhead. The words “Press Release” should be located at the top right. Ensure the name and contact information (address, telephone / fax number and e-mail address) of the person dealing with the press release, are also included. This gives journalists a specific contact point, if requiring further details.

Content and Structure

A conspicuous headline should catch the attention of the reader. It must present a stimulating idea, in appropriate language, which encourages the reader to continue with the remainder of the piece. The first subheading of your press release, if necessary, should follow. Give more information designed to hold the interest and encourage a desire to read further. However, don’t reveal all the interesting information at this stage.

The Body of the Press Release

The main part of your writing should contain a brief synopsis of the topic. Use short, clear, snappy sentences that are easy to comprehend. Build up the attention-grabbing features of your piece to a thrilling climax. Finish off with quotes from people who have encountered products or services. This adds trustworthiness and corroborates claims. Generally, “###”, indicates to journalists the end of the release. If your release is longer than one page, write “MORE” at the bottom of the first page, and repeat the title and date on the second page.


Constructing a press release is not as complicated as it may sound. Most press releases are at most two pages long. Standard press release format is appropriate for virtually any purpose. It is crucial to have a striking, eye-catching headline. Focus on facts and be succinct when detailing product advantages. Also avoid using unoriginal phrases to generate interest; if anything, they are likely to have the opposite effect. A well-presented, attention-grabbing press release is far more likely to be noticed by the media, and to have the desired effect on the audience at which it is directed.

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About the Author

Andy Edwards is a freelance researcher and writer specialising in consumer, finance and business subjects. For further information and a definition of press release see, the People’s Dictionary which aims to track the change in the English language – and allows you to to be part of it. is owned by ValueClick, one of the world`s largest online marketing firms.

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