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Maple Drive Farms Ltd. Partnership v. Vilsack

The Sixth Circuit held that USDA failed to comply with its own regulations when it determined a farm was ineligible for program benefits under the "Swampbuster" provisions of the Food Security Act of 1985. USDA determined the farm was...

Barthel v. Department of Agric.

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...