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Horne v. United States Department of Agriculture

The Ninth Circuit held that a reserve program for raisins authorized by the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 does not constitute a taking in violation of the U.S. Constitution. The USDA imposed civil penalties against two...

Organized Village of Kake v. United States Department of Agriculture

A district court set aside a U.S. Forest Service rule exempting the Tongass National Forest—the nation's largest—from the Roadless Area Conservation Rule. The court ruled that the exemption was arbitrary and capricious because the...

Wilderness Soc'y, Inc. v. Rey

The Ninth Circuit dismissed environmental groups' claims against the U.S. Forest Service challenging revisions it made to regulations implementing the Forest Service Decisionmaking and Appeals Reform Act (ARA). The revisions limit the...

Levine v. Vilsack

The Ninth Circuit held that animal rights organizations lacked standing to challenge a USDA notice stating that "there is no specific federal humane handling and slaughter statute for poultry." The lower court entered summary judgment...

National Wildlife Fed'n v. Schaefer

A district court issued a preliminary injunction limiting the amount of cattle grazing allowed on conservation reserve program (CRP) lands. In May, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) began a critical feed use haying and grazing...

Earth Island Inst. v. Ruthenbeck

The Ninth Circuit upheld a lower court decision invalidating U.S. Forest Service regulations governing the review of decisions implementing forest plans, but remanded the court's judgment with respect to the remaining challenged...

Earth Island Inst. v. Ruthenbeck

The court upholds a lower court decision invalidating a U.S. Forest Service regulation governing the review of decisions implementing forest plans, but remands the court's judgment with respect to the remaining challenged regulations on...

Cactus Corner, Ltd. Liab. Co. v. Department of Agric.

The court upholds a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) rule conditionally allowing the importation of Spanish clementines into the United States. Domestic fruit growers, concerned about the infestation of Mediterranean fruit flies,...

Ranchers Cattlemen Action Legal Fund United Stockgrowers of Am. v. Department of Agric.

The court holds that a lower court erred in preliminarily enjoining a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) rule that permits the resumption of the importation of Canadian cattle to the United States. The importation of Canadian cattle...

Ranchers Cattlemen Action Legal Fund United Stockgrowers of Am. v. Department of Agric.

A district court preliminarily enjoined a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulation—scheduled to go into effect on March 7, 2005—that lifts a ban on the importation of live cattle and edible bovine products from Canada for human...