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Indiana Sets Rules for "Satellite" Manure Storage Structures
Posted on 16 Oct 2014 by Todd Janzen

A few years ago, concerned Indiana residents raised complaints with their elected officials about the storage of manure in remote ponds, or “lagoons” that were not sited next to existing livestock farms. There was also concern that poultry... Read More

Top 10 CAFO Violations
Posted on 16 Oct 2014 by Todd Janzen

David Letterman has his Top 10 list. Now the Indiana Department of Environment Management (IDEM) has its Top 10 list for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs). These large livestock producers are primarily regulated through IDEM's confined... Read More

FDA Speaks Out on Spent Grains
Posted on 17 Jun 2014 by Keller and Heckman LLP

On April 25, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued two documents to address the impact of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) animal feed Hazard Analysis and Risk-based Preventive Controls (HARPC) proposal on spent grains, and ultimately... Read More

Modern Agriculture's Big Five Issues (and How the Law is Reacting to Them)
Posted on 15 Oct 2013 by Todd Janzen

For this next year, I’m serving as the chair of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Agricultural Management Committee . The Committee is part of the wider ABA Section on the Environment, Energy and Resources and focuses on cutting-edge issues... Read More

Not Getting Paid To Feed Someone's Horse?
Posted on 24 Sep 2013 by Todd Janzen

One of the more interesting legal questions I answered over the years goes like this: I’ve been boarding a horse for someone for the last few months and now the horse’s owner has stopped paying me. I can’t stop feeding the horse,... Read More