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Barthel v. Department of Agric.

ELR Citation: ELR 21337
Nos. No. 98-2754, 181 F.3d 934/(8th Cir., 06/18/1999)

The court holds that farmers may dredge and clean a ditch as necessary to farm their land as they did before the Swampbuster provision of the Food Security Act became effective. Before Swampbuster became effective, the farmers dredged and cleaned the ditch and used the drained land as a hay and cow pasture....

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