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Dairy Able to Build Barns, But What About Using Property For A Dairy?

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I am taking a break from highlighting new articles available to discuss a recent court decision. In a recent Wisconsin decision, the court held that a dairy did not have a vested right to use the land for the planned dairy operation. 744 more words

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Court of Appeals Rules Against Animal Ag Reporting Exemption in Two Environmental Laws

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The smells of livestock are common if you live on a farm or next to a farm. If livestock numbers reach certain sizes, then two federal environmental laws, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA) and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA) may require the producer to report the release of hazardous substances to the National Response Center. 838 more words

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San Diego jury sides with Petco in death of boy from rat-bite fever


SAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego jury has sided with Petco in a lawsuit brought by the family of a 10-year-old boy who died after contracting an illness from bacteria from a rat purchased from the retailer. 98 more words

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Does One Mare Create An Ag Lease?

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As we draw closer to summer, I will start reminding many of you that it’s the time to consider terminating a farmland lease to comply with state law. 652 more words

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Federal District Court Allows North Dakota Farmers Union and Dakota Resource Council to Intervene in Corporate Farming Law Challenge

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In a prior post, I discussed the ongoing battle in North Dakota by the North Dakota Farm Bureau challenging the constitutionality of the state’s ban on non-family corporations owning farmland in North Dakota (www.aglaw.umd.edu/blog/ anti-corporate-farming-law-challenged-in-north-dakota). 546 more words

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Preserved Property Owner Does Not Have Standing to Challenge Approved Use by Neighboring Preserved Property Owner

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I have written a few times on how the legal principle of standing can impact your ability to bring a lawsuit. 898 more words

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