Farmers Under Fire: Trial Lawyers’ Attack on Agriculture – Podcast

🕔Jan 16, 2019Agriculture is in the crosshairs as class-action lawsuits seek huge monetary awards against agricultural producers, said a panel of experts at a workshop at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 100th […]

USDA Cited JBS – Swift Beef Co. and Required Restitution to Beef Producers – DTN

🕔Dec 18, 2018USDA has imposed a $50,000 civil penalty against JBS USA Food Co., also known as Swift Beef Co., and required restitution to producers after JBS’ plant in Grand Island, Nebraska, […]

Stamps Farm Fraud Case – New Indictments – DTN

🕔Dec 11, 2018The former owners of a large Michigan farming operation are facing more federal criminal charges for their farm that quickly gained acreage and large lines of credit before collapsing in […]

Clean Water Act: Dry Land Excluded if New WOTUS Rule Passes – DTN

🕔Dec 11, 2018Dry land would no longer be subject to Clean Water Act jurisdiction and the so-called “significant nexus” test would be eliminated in a newly proposed waters of the United States, […]

Nebraska Farmers Plead Guilty to Fraudulently Marketing Organic Grain

🕔Oct 22, 2018Tom Brennan, his son James Brennan, and Michael Potter recently pleaded guilty in the Northern District of Iowa to charges of wire fraud in connection with their organic farm operation. […]

WOTUS: Will Ongoing Legal Wrangling All Be Decided In This Federal Court? – DTN

🕔Oct 17, 2018The future of the 2015 waters of the United States, or WOTUS, rule may be decided in a district court in Georgia, as the American Farm Bureau Federation and supporters […]

Syngenta Corn Seed Settlement Claims Due Oct.12th

🕔Oct 9, 2018Those post cards advising producers of a $1.51 billion settlement in the Syngenta corn seed lawsuits are legitimate, and corn producers seeking compensation from the settlement must file claims by 11:59 […]

Grain Bin Leg Has to Go or Be Lowered – Court Rules in Favor of State

🕔Sep 26, 2018On September 12, 2018, the Iowa Court of Appeals affirmed a Carroll County District Court ruling for the abatement of a nuisance in the form of a grain leg located near the […]

North Carolina: Gag Order on Hog Farmers – $473.5Mln Awarded to Plaintiffs – DTN

🕔Aug 9, 2018A federal judge’s gag order against hog farmers and others tied to nuisance lawsuits prevents those with the most knowledge of the farming practices from talking about the impact the […]

Texas Court Limits Width of Old, General Transmission Line Easement

🕔Jul 17, 2018A new case from the Texarkana Court of Appeals could prove extremely useful for landowners dealing with old, blanket easement agreements on their property.  In Sothwestern Electric Power Company v. Lynch, […]

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