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Attorney Todd Janzen was quoted The Week’s article titled: “The Food Industry has a Price Fixing Problem.”
Our summer law clerk, Delanie Wiseman, answers farmers’ questions about growing industrial hemp in Indiana.
A three judge panel unanimously rejected multiple neighbors’ challenges to a rural Indiana hog farm. In the case titled Himsel v. 4/9 Livestock, neighbors alleged that a nearby hog farm was a nuisance, its odors constituted a “trespass,” and its existence violated their constitutional rights to “Open Courts” and “Equal Privileges” under the law. Here is our summary of the decision.
Irrigation has gone high-tech. It’s no surprise that technology plays an important role in increasing the efficiency and decreasing the water usage of modern. The rise of Internet of Things (IoT) sensors and their ability to stream data across fields has accelerated high-tech irrigation. Collecting this data brings lots of promise and few legal concerns. Todd Janzen was recently interviewed by Anne Blankenbiller, editor-in-chief of Irrigation Today for the feature article: What’s the Big Deal with Big Data?
Have you ever been frustrated that your vehicle or electronic device requires a trip to the manufacture’s store or authorized dealer to fix? That frustration is the driving force behind the Right to Repair movement.
Farm Equipment magazine recently interviewed Todd Janzen about how dealers can protect their customer’s ag data.
Modern livestock farms get all kinds of labels. What is the correct term?
Brianna Schroeder and Todd Janzen have both been recognized by Super Lawyers as top rated attorneys in their fields.
Todd Janzen wrote an editorial for Progressive Forage magazine to help farmers better understand blockchain platforms used in agriculture.
Could the E.coli food contamination problems in Arizona lettuce happen in Indiana?
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Technology. Agriculture. Law.
More opportunities are arriving for farmers to get paid for adopting “climate-friendly” farming practices. Should someone oversee this burgeoning carbon farming market?
New tools are on the horizon to monetize ag data for farmers.
I logged onto my accounting software this morning and was immediately confronted with a pop-up window that informed me the terms of service and pricing scheme were changing. Again.
Why exert so much time and effort to create a model ag data contract?
We have created a model agreement to address farmers’ concerns with ag data collection, use, and control.
Is a digital signature just as enforceable as a pen on paper?
The automotive industry is undergoing a dramatic transformation, investing billions in all-electric vehicle technology. Why isn’t the ag industry keeping up?
The Boeing 737 Max tragedies will force us to examine liability issues between software developers, hardware manufacturers, and their human operators. These issues have ramifications for other driverless technologies.
What does the introduction of the Impossible Whopper mean for the livestock industry? A lot.
In 2012, the EPA found itself in the middle of a firestorm when Iowa and Nebraska feedlot owners learned it was conducting flyovers to look for Clean Water Act violations. In 2019, we are learning about more EPA flyovers, this time in the Lake Erie watershed in northeast Indiana.
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Leading issues affecting livestock production.
While animal agriculture is often a target in the climate change battle, recent research shows livestock could play an important role in reducing CO2 emissions.
The United States Supreme Court has agreed to hear oral argument this fall regarding whether the discharge of pollutants through groundwater requires an NPDES permit.
If you can remember way way back to February 2019, the internet was abuzz over the Bud Light Super Bowl commercial criticizing Miller Light and Coors Light for using corn syrup. Since the Super Bowl, Bud Light continued to run more corn syrup ads. But were the ads deceptive or did they just cater to consumer preferences?
Planning and zoning seems, at least at first, like a purely local issue. This idea is called Home Rule. But in most states, including here in Indiana, state (and federal) statutes limit a local government’s power.
Indiana’s agricultural trespass law is different than many states “ag gag” laws. The ACLU recently challenged Iowa’s “ag gag” law—could Indiana be next?
Do you pay any attention to what voters are deciding out in California? In the past, I think a lot of people have thought what happens in California stays in California. But, as egg, veal, and swine farmers are finding out, that idea isn’t so true anymore.
A New Mexico dairy farmer has been in the news lately, and it isn’t good news. He is dumping milk, letting employees go, and terminating cows because his dairy is contaminated with PFAS, a dangerous family of man-made chemicals that have seeped into the groundwater from a nearby Air Force base.
Some Indiana farms may soon look a little different — hemp is on the horizon here in the Hoosier state. Since the 2018 Farm bill legalized industrial hemp production, our state politicians are working to update state law to match the federal language.
We’ve written before on consumer demand’s impact on agriculture. Non-GMO, organic, cage-free, sustainable, antibiotic-free, lab-grown…there is a long list of products developed to meet new consumer demand. As Costco has been finding out, not all attempts to meet consumer demands can make everybody happy all of the time.
Tyson Foods recently announced plans to improve environmental practices on two million acres of corn by the end of 2020. This is another example of consumer demands changing how farmers farm.