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Idaho: Burning Fields Are a Trade Secret

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  1. Freedom of Information
· Story link Some Idaho residents are doing a now-so-slow burn over a state Agriculture Department decision to withhold information…

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Some Idaho residents are doing a now-so-slow burn over a state Agriculture Department decision to withhold information on the burning of vast field burning that can cause serious respiratory problems. The agency says that seed-crop fields are a “trade secret” under the public records law, so location can’t be disclosed. The agency also took down information on planned burns from a website originally intended to notify people of approved burns. (7/29/05)