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.Read More
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?Read More
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.Read More
The 2018 Farm Bill has legalized the growing of industrial hemp, effective January 1, 2019. Under prior law, industrial hemp could be grown legally only if produced under a state authorized research project.Read More
More than technology has changed in agriculture over the past 50 years. Indiana leaders and society itself have recognized that agriculture is more than farming, and that women can fill key roles in agriculture, on and off the farm.
Brianna was featured in the Indiana Prairie Farmer series on women in agriculture in our state. The full story is available here.Read More
Todd and Brianna recently attended and presented at the annual American Agricultural Law Association (“AALA”) educational symposium in Portland, Oregon. The symposium brings together hundreds of agricultural attorneys from across the country, including lawyers in private practice, in-house, government, non-profit, and education.Read More