Huge Win for Indiana Hog Farmers

February 17, 2016 03:40 PM
Huge Win for Indiana Hog Farmers

Beginning in late 2009 and early 2010, attorneys Richard Hailey of Indianapolis, Ind., Charles Speer and Britt Bieri of Kansas City, Mo. and Richard Middleton of Savannah, Ga., brought five lawsuits based on negligence and nuisance in Randolph County, Indiana, on behalf of neighbors against Maxwell Farms of Indiana and several individual farmers. 

In January, the cases were dismissed in a summary judgment by a Randolph County circuit court judge.

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Spell Check

Lincoln, NE
2/19/2016 02:34 PM

  Nebraska State Senators passed a law allowing hog operations to now own swine for longer than five days prior to slaughter. Basically farrow to finished animals and ultimately the packing plants. This due to surrounding states having similar laws. Nebraska is facing a changing and challenging agricultural lifestyle with BIG BUSINESSES CONTROL OF AGRICULTURE. NEBRASKA YEARS AGO PASTED LAW ALLOWING CORPORATE FARMING YET FEW CORPORATIONS OWN NEBRASKA FARMS/RANCHES.