Corporate Farming News

Corporate Farming Notes

Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning recently announced an allocation of $100,000 from the Supplemental Environmental Project Fund to a new coalition of farm and commodity groups. Nebraska Farm Bureau, Cattlemen, Pork Producers, and the Nebraska State Dairy Association formed the coalition to oppose efforts of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).

Corporate Farming Notes: Got Mega Milk?

On Sept. 2, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency denied the Water Quality Certification application submitted by California Dairy Magnate A. J. Boss. The permit was originally applied for in July 2008 with subsequent supplements submitted in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

Corporate Farming Notes: North Dakota Corporate Farming Law Upheld, Tyson Pushing Around the Little Guy

In a complex case dealing with nonprofit ownership of farm and ranch land for the purpose of wildlife and habitat conservation, Judge James Bekken of North Dakota’s Southeast Judicial District found in favor of the state in their efforts to force Crosslands, Inc. to divest ownership of farmland in Griggs and Cavalier Counties. Judge Bekken also held that North Dakota’s corporate farming law does not violate the so-called “dormant” commerce clause.


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