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The Struggle Over the Mississippi River Basin
Posted on 6 Jun 2012 by Todd Janzen

By Todd J. Janzen, Partner, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP While most farmers go quietly about their spring planting this year, a storm is brewing over the Mississippi River Basin of which few are probably aware. I am referring to the legal... Read More

U.S. v. Causby: How a 1940s Chicken Farmer Case Will Impact Drone Usage in the 21st Century
Posted on 5 May 2014 by Todd Janzen

In 1946, a North Carolina chicken farmer sued the United States government for trespass by air. The US navy and army operated an airstrip adjacent to the chicken farm, such that the glide path from the runway extended directly over the farmer’s... Read More

Three Agricultural Lessons from The Netherlands
Posted on 8 Apr 2014 by Todd Janzen

The Netherlands is a country roughly the size of New Jersey yet is the second largest agricultural exporter in the world behind only the USA. That statistic is made even more remarkable when one considers that The Netherlands has over 17 million people... Read More

Raising the Stakes in Farm Nuisance Cases
Posted on 11 Apr 2012 by Todd Janzen

By Todd J. Janzen, Partner, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP Indiana farms that are the victims of "nuisance" suits by neighbors who don't like the smell, sounds, or sights associated with farming are generally protected by Indiana's... Read More

  • Blog Post: Raising the Stakes in Farm Nuisance Cases

    By Todd J. Janzen, Partner, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP Indiana farms that are the victims of "nuisance" suits by neighbors who don't like the smell, sounds, or sights associated with farming are generally protected by Indiana's Right to Farm Act. The Right to Farm Act bars...
  • Blog Post: The Struggle Over the Mississippi River Basin

    By Todd J. Janzen, Partner, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP While most farmers go quietly about their spring planting this year, a storm is brewing over the Mississippi River Basin of which few are probably aware. I am referring to the legal struggle over establishing "numeric nutrient...
  • Blog Post: Three Agricultural Lessons from The Netherlands

    The Netherlands is a country roughly the size of New Jersey yet is the second largest agricultural exporter in the world behind only the USA. That statistic is made even more remarkable when one considers that The Netherlands has over 17 million people and much of the country is below sea level. Our...
  • Blog Post: U.S. v. Causby: How a 1940s Chicken Farmer Case Will Impact Drone Usage in the 21st Century

    In 1946, a North Carolina chicken farmer sued the United States government for trespass by air. The US navy and army operated an airstrip adjacent to the chicken farm, such that the glide path from the runway extended directly over the farmer’s house and outbuildings. Normal glide paths put aircraft...