$1.5 Million Fine Levied Against Hog Farm for Violating the Clean Water Act

By Todd J. Janzen, Partner, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP The Department of Justice issued a press release earlier this week: WASHINGTON - Freedman Farms Inc. was sentenced today in federal court to five years probation and ordered to pay $1.5 million in fines, restitution and community service...

Silage vs. Curtilage: More on the EPA's Flyover Controversy

By Todd J. Janzen, Partner, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP The web has been abuzz the last few weeks with articles and editorials about the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) use of aerial flyovers to look for violations of the Clean Water Act on Nebraska and Iowa feedlots. The issue...