Federal Judge William Nickerson recently heard pre-trial motions in the case of Maryland poultry farmers Alan and Kristin Hudson, who are fighting a federal lawsuit brought by environmental groups alleging that their chicken waste has polluted a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay.
Lola Knutson, a reading specialist at Central Elementary and St. John’s School in Wahpeton, is one of nine teachers, nationwide, being recognized by the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture for their outstanding efforts to promote agricultural literacy.
The American Farm Bureau Federation has endorsed Senate legislation that would help protect America’s farm and ranch families from potentially crippling blows of the federal estate tax following a farm owner’s death.
This week, the American Farm Bureau Federation, Western Energy Alliance and Public Lands Council questioned the administration’s commitment to job and economic growth in comments submitted to the Bureau of Land Management on greater sage-grouse policies in the West. In February, North Dakota Farm Bureau filed comments with the BLM on the same issue.
The following statement was issued by American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman: “The American Farm Bureau Federation is pleased with the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision on behalf of property owners in Sackett v. EPA. AFBF filed amicus briefs in the case to educate the court about the legal and on-the-ground consequences of Environmental Protection Agency Clean Water Act policies.