Category Archives: Agriculture

Supreme Court Groundwater Ruling May Lead to More Litigation

In February 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit held that sewage pollutants at the County of Maui, Hawaii, were traceable to wells which discharge into groundwater. That is a violation of the Clean Water Act. In September 2018, … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t Farmers Included in Disaster Loans?

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) has within its Title I Section 1110 entitled “Emergency EIDL grants.” The Small Business Administration (SBA) states on its website, “The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) provides vital economic support to small … Continue reading

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Will California Run Your Livestock Production?

On January 10, 2020, California’s Attorney General and several animal rights groups filed to dismiss with prejudice a case brought by National Pork Producers Council and the American Farm Bureau Federation. In 2018, California voters approved Proposition 12. California seeks … Continue reading

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Agriculture Takes California to Court

The National Pork Producers Council and American Farm Bureau Federation delivered an early Christmas gift for American farmers on Dec. 5, 2019. The gift is in the form of a Complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Southern California. It … Continue reading

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When is a Clean Water Act Permit Needed?

The issue of whether a Clean Water Act permit is needed when a pollutant originates from a point source and reaches a navigable water of the United States by virtue of groundwater, a non-point source, was argued Nov. 6, 2019, … Continue reading

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