“The Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers are finally getting a much-needed check on their runaway overreach,” wrote AFBF President Zippy Duvall in his most recent Beyond the Fencerows column. A unanimous ruling by the Supreme Court in May means farmers and ranchers can take the federal government to court immediately after an agency determines it can regulate part of their property, Duvall explained.
Further, “This ruling—United States Army Corps of Engineers vs. Hawkes—is among the most important court opinions we have seen,” Duvall wrote. Along with other groups, including the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, AFBF was proud to contribute a friend-of-the-court brief in support of the Hawkes family and the Pacific Legal Foundation.