Governor Cooper vetoes North Carolina Farm Act

· June 27, 2018

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has vetoed the North Carolina Farm Act — a bill that would have limited how and when neighbors of hog farms can sue with nuisance claims. Gov. Cooper shared the following statement on his veto of Senate Bill 717. “While agriculture is vital to North Carolina’s economy, so property rights […]

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Judge knocks down Murphy-Brown fine from $50M to $3.25M

· May 9, 2018

The 10 neighbors that won a nuisance lawsuit against Murphy-Brown over alleged odor complaints from a 15,000 head contract hog facility will not be getting their $50 million, instead they will be dividing up $3.25 million. U.S. District Court Judge Earl Britt ruled Monday to reduce the damages based on a state cap on punitive […]

Smithfield hog odor lawsuit: Could it happen in other states?

· May 4, 2018

Media hype of a recent jury verdict in a nuisance lawsuit involving 10 neighbors pitted against Smithfield Foods over alleged odor complaints from a 15,000 head contract hog facility owned and operated by Kinlaw Farms in North Carolina may have many livestock farmers pondering the obvious. Could it happen here? It’s something the Michigan Farm […]

Infographic: Veterinary Feed Directive, Part 1

· October 3, 2016

This is the first in a four-part series on the Veterinary Feed Directive. To see the others, click here for Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4.   Did you like what you read? Sign up here in a heartbeat to get the best from AGDAILY.com!

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