Farming families are being sought as applicants for the 2013 Farming Heritage Award that is being offered by the State Fair of West Virginia and the West Virginia Farm Bureau.
The Farming Heritage award will be presented to a family that has strived to maintain its rural lifestyle by contributing to the community, acting as role models, dedicating time to efficient agricultural production, and maintaining the upkeep of their farm through generations.
The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) is seeking nominations for the 2013 “West Virginia Women in Agriculture” program. Nominations are due by June 1, and those making the nominations are asked to provide as much detail about the nominee’s agricultural career as possible.
In a stunning move, the Environmental Protection Agency has withdrawn its demand that West Virginia poultry producer Lois Alt obtain a Clean Water Act permit or face fines of $37,500 per day. The EPA claimed that the Alts were violating the CWA at their Eight is Enough Farm in Hardy County.
A judge has ruled against the Waterkeeper Alliance in a court battle against Hudson Farm of Berlin, Maryland and Perdue Farms, Inc.
Judge William Nickerson of the U.S. District Court in Baltimore said Waterkeeper Alliance, the Assateague Coastal Trust and the University of Maryland Environmental Law Clinic failed to prove their case against poultry growers Alan and Kristin Hudson and Perdue. The plaintiffs claimed Hudson Farm was violating the Clean Water Act, and that Perdue shared the responsibility.
BUCKHANNON, WV., October 10, 2012 - The United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia has granted intervenor status as requested by West Virginia Farm Bureau and the American Farm Bureau Federation in the case Alt vs. EPA.
ELKINS, WV. July 20, 2012 – West Virginia Farm Bureau and the American Farm Bureau Federation have filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit regarding EPA’s authority to regulate poultry and livestock farms under the Clean Water Act. The intervention was filed on the side of West Virginia poultry grower Lois Alt, operator of Eight is Enough Farm in Old Fields, Hardy County.
OLD FIELDS, WV – Lois Alt, operator of Eight is Enough Farms, has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, challenging an order by the Environmental Protection Agency requiring the poultry-broiler operation to obtain a permit under the Clean Water Act (CWA).
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