National policy leaders are watching nuisance lawsuits, Sen. Mike Conaway told AgriTalk. Issues like gag orders and appeals are still unresolved. A judge change in the fourth case raise farmers' hopes of a fair trial.
The pork organizations argued that there is no compelling need for the gag order, the District Court did not consider alternatives to the order, the order is overbroad and vague, and it won’t be effective.
In a sweeping ruling, a three-judge panel of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., overturned the gag rule issued by Judge Earl Britt just before the verdict in the second trial this summer.
In Africa’s growing cities, demand for more diverse and nutritious food is expected to triple within the next 20 years. Yet in Africa’s rural areas, farmers can barely produce enough food to feed themselves.
Nine years ago, one of the first bioreactors was installed on Mike Bravard’s farm near Jefferson, Iowa. Last week, that bioreactor was reconditioned, all in an effort to make water cleaner for people downstream.