Florida Farm Bureau & PLF: together again

PLF Atlantic Center‘s Doug Kruse and I (Doug on left, me on right, along with PLF staff attorney extraordinaire Christina Martin and PLF paralegal wunderkind Paula Puccio) give a talk Monday (October 26) at 5:30 p.m. at the statewide Florida Farm Bureau office in Gainesville … Continue reading

Another Clean Water Act power grab for the Court to consider

Last Friday, the Supreme Court extended the deadline for the American Farm Bureau Federation to file a petition for certiorari in its case challenging the EPA’s interpretation of the Total Maximum Daily Load or “TMDL” provision of the Clean Water … Continue reading

California agency appeals from order barring it from regulating water rights

Last December we reported on Siskiyou County Farm Bureau’s court victory against the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.  The Department was demanding that farmers and ranchers seek a permit under the Fish and Game Code simply to exercise their … Continue reading

Siskiyou County farmers win the day in court against California Department of Fish and Game effort to regulate their water rights

Farmers in the Scott and Shasta Valleys of California’s Siskiyou County got an early gift on Christmas Eve, when the Siskiyou County Superior Court handed down a favorable ruling in their legal battle with the California Department of Fish and … Continue reading

Why do they celebrate when they take our property rights away?

Last Friday I attended a meeting of the Central Valley Flood Protection Board.  The Board unanimously approved a plan that has received both national and local coverage.  The plan will dramatically reshape property rights in California’s Central Valley. In 2007, … Continue reading