Presenting at American Farm Bureau Federation’s Annual Convention

 

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Tiffany Dowell Lashmet and Paul Goeringer at the AFBF Convention Trade Show.  Image by Tiffany Lashmet.

 

Earlier this month, I got the opportunity to present with my friend Tiffany Lashmet (@TiffDowell) at the American Farm Bureau’s 99th Annual Convention at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville.  We covered an agricultural law overview for 2017 and what to be watching for in 2018.  As you can see from the one picture I remembered to take during the event, the event was well attended and the audience asking great questions.  After the jump, you will find the audio of the presentation provided by American Farm Bureau. Continue reading

Freedom of Information Act Exemption Does Not Allow EPA to Release Aggregated CAFO Information

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Photo by Jon Moyle

This post is not legal advice

In 2015, I wrote on a decision from the U.S. District Court of Minnesota claiming that American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) did not have “standing.”  The ag groups were trying to stop the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from releasing certain information (to read that earlier post, click here).  Recently, on appeal, the Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals reversed this decision finding the groups did have standing and information released by EPA was exempt from the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

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