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Humane Society of the United States v. McCarthy

A district court dismissed environmental and animal rights groups' lawsuit against EPA for failing to respond to a 2009 petition for rulemaking that asked the Agency to regulate concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) as a source...

Animal Legal Defense Fund v. Otter

A district court held that an Idaho "ag-gag" law that criminalizes undercover investigations of agricultural production operations violates the U.S. Constitution. Under the law, a journalist or animal rights investigator can be...

Horne v. Department of Agriculture

The U.S. Supreme Court held that a USDA marketing order under the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 requiring raisin producers to participate in a raisin reserve program violates the Fifth Amendment's prohibition against...

American Farm Bureau Federation v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

A district court held that livestock farm groups lack standing to bar EPA from releasing their members' personal information—including the physical address and other operational details about the farms—in response to environmental...

Association des Éleveurs de Canards et D'Oies du Quebec v. Harris

A district court struck down California's sales ban on foie gras—a delicacy made from fattened duck liver. Foie gras producers and sellers argued that the federal Poultry Products Inspection Act (PPIA) preempts the ban, Cal. Health...

American Meat Institute v. United States Department of Agriculture

The D.C. Circuit upheld USDA regulations mandating the disclosure of country-of-origin information about meat products. A group of trade associations representing livestock producers, feedlot operators, and meat packers claimed that the...

Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. v. United States Food & Drug Administration

The Second Circuit reversed a lower court decision that FDA was required to hold hearings to determine whether to withdraw approval for the use of penicillin and tetracyclines in animal feed. Looking at the text of the Federal Food,...

Horne v. United States Department of Agriculture

The Ninth Circuit, following a reversal and remand from the U.S. Supreme Court, held that a USDA marketing order under the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 requiring raisin producers to participate in a raisin reserve...

Alt v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

A district court held that litter and manure washed from a farmyard into navigable waters due to a precipitation event is an agricultural stormwater discharge and not a point source discharge, rendering it exempt from the CWA's NPDES...

Save Panoche Valley v. San Benito County

A California appellate court upheld a county's certification of an environmental impact report (EIR) regarding a proposed solar power development. A citizens group argued that the county violated the California Environmental Quality Act...