In re: North Carolina Swine Farm Nuisance Litigation: Be Careful When Betting the Farm on the Right to Farm Act
Written by: Joel McKie, Esq. and JD Howard, Esq. A North Carolina jury just dealt a major blow to a farmer and potentially to farmers across the nation this past April. Jurors awarded ten landowners near a hog farm over $50 million in damages.
To Upgrade or Not: How USDA’s Regulations May Impact a Demand for a Poultry Grower to Make Additional Capital Investments
Written by: Joel McKie, Esq. For owners of broiler grow-out houses, the decision to make upgrades to their facilities at the demand of a poultry integrator can be very difficult. On one hand, the value of a grower’s farm and in many cases,
Written by: JD Howard, Esq. In the most recent legislative session, the Georgia General Assembly passed House Bill 205, which takes steps to safeguard our state’s natural resources by regulating the extraction of oil and gas through hydraulic
Written by: Joel L. McKie, Esq. On Tuesday, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed SB 458, a bill that modifies Georgia’s conservation use property tax abatement program (commonly known as “CUVA”). The bill, which modifies O.C.G.A. § 48-5-7
Written by: Joel McKie, Esq. Over the years, the Georgia General Assembly has enacted multiple laws to protect landowners from claims by parties who have been injured while on their property for recreational purposes. These acts have largely