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Sep 26, 2018

In this episode, Paul reviews the recent Iowa Supreme Court decision in Honomichi v. Valley View Swine. In this decision, the court reversed a lower court ruling finding Iowa's right-to-farm law was unconstitutional as applied due to the lower court offering no facts to demonstrate the law was unconstitutional as...


Jul 4, 2018

In this episode, Paul discusses the recent decision out of Alaska involving Alaska's right-to-farm law.  The Supreme Court of Alaska upheld a trial court ruling that the state's right-to-farm law did not apply to a landowner storing septage in lagoons.

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May 16, 2018

In this episode, Paul discusses the recent jury verdict in the North Carolina Hog Farm Nuisance Cases involving Murphy-Brown Farms.  The verdict initially awarded the plaintiffs $50 million in punitive damages, but this has been reduced to $3 million.  Prior to this decision, the judge had ruled that North Carolina's...


Jan 18, 2017

The Iowa Court of Appeals recently ruled that the state's right-to-farm law was unconstitutional as applied to a landowner next door to a hog farm.  In this episode, Paul discusses the McIlrath v. Prestage Farms of Iowa, L.L.C. decision.  

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Sep 14, 2016

In this episode, Mayhah Suri, extension environmental specialist, interviews Paul Goeringer, extension legal specialist, over Right-to-Farm laws.  Mayhah and Paul cover the basics of Right-to-Farm laws, what Maryland's law does, and the developing issue of Right-to-Farm constitutional amendments that some states are...