|Obama Drones Spy on Farmers|
|by Tom McGregor||Tue, Feb 7, 2012, 08:51 PM|
President Barack Obama is utilizing Top Secret military drones technology to help agricultural bureaucrats spy on farmers. He's been exporting the spycraft to European Union administrators to conduct clandestine espionage operations on farmers and some wonder when the USFDA will launch similar tactics against American farmers.
The BBC News reports that, "farmers who claim more EU subsidies than they should, or who break Common Agricultural Policy rules, are now more likely to be caught out by a camera in a sky than an inspector calling with a clipboard. How do they feel being watched from above?"
Apparently, hundreds of miles in space, Obama spy satellites are surveying farmland and taking photographs. The pictures can show detailed scenes of dirt, trees and animals. The satellites can watch farmers working on the job too.
Roland Randall, an English farmer and environmental researcher in Cambridgeshire, complained about the effectiveness of Obama drones technology. He said, "when planners looked at the aerial photo records of our farm they thought we had an additional building without permission, but it was actually a haystack."
"But," according to the BBC, "farmers these days have to keep their land in 'good agricultural and environmental condition' to qualify for subsidies, so images also reveal whether the farmer is complying with the rules on hedges and ponds, say, or buffer strips around arable fields."
Obama drones are mostly being used to spy on vineyards in the south of France to determine if some wine growers have been complying with new environmental protection regulations.
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