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Crawford upset at EPA release of farm data

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Rep. Rick Crawford (R-Ark.) Rep. Rick Crawford (R-Ark.)

WASHINGTON (Arkansas News Bureau) — Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Jonesboro, raised concerns Tuesday over the release of confidential farm information collected by the Environmental Protection Agency.

EPA last month released data it had collected on livestock and poultry farms to the Natural Resources Defense Council, Earth Justice and the Pew Charitable Trusts under Freedom of Information Act requests.

The "raw data" from Arkansas and 29 other states included, in some instances, farmers' home addresses, phone numbers, e-mail addresses and employee information.

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