State Court Rules State’s Right-to-Farm Law is Unconstitutional As-Applied

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Photo in image by USGS via commons.wikipedia.org.  Photo of hogs in confined facility

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. Continue reading

What are Right-to-Farm Laws

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Photo by Edwin Remsberg and of corn being harvested by combine.  Photo includes corn header.

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 pursuing. Continue reading

Episode 4: Hey Paul, Can I Shoot Down a Drone?

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Photo in image is of UAV/drone being flown in Maryland.  Photo is by Edwin Remsberg

One issue related to drones and privacy we have not dealt with so far is: “Can I shoot down a drone over my property?”  The simple answer to this question is NO!  Shooting down a drone flying over your property is never a good idea. In this episode, I discuss why it’s never a good idea to shoot down a drone. Continue reading