Case Law Index Administrative Law

January 1, 2002 – March 1, 2011


This index provides a comprehensive though not necessarily exhaustive compilation of reported and unreported federal and state court decisions involving Administrative Law that were decided between the dates listed above.  The cases are listed in reverse chronological order. The “Text” link goes to the freely available Google Scholar text of the opinion.  These listings are for educational purposes only, and are not a substitute for legal counsel.







Wilkie v. Robbins, 551 U.S. 537 (2007) (intimidation to extract easement by BLM; Blevins damages) Text



Martex Farms, S.E. v. U.S. Envtl. Prot. Agency, 559 F.3d 29 (1st Cir. 2009) (review of agency decision finding FIFRA violations)   Text



Laudadio v. Johanns, 677 F.Supp.2d 590 (E.D.N.Y. 2010) (administrative remedies were exhausted allowing for discrimination suit to proceed)   Text

Natural Res. Def. Council v. EPA, No. 09 Civ. 4317(DLC), 2009 WL  5033959 (S.D.N.Y. Dec. 23, 2009) (failure to provide notice and comment)     Text

Natural Res. Def. Council, Inc. v. E.P.A., 581 F.Supp. 2d 491 (S.D. N.Y. 2008) (granting FIOA fee waiver)  Text

Star Growers v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., No. 04-CV-0742E(Sr), 2006 WL 2134640 (W.D. N.Y. July 28, 2006) (application of the EAJA)

Waterkeeper Alliance, Inc. v. U.S. E.P.A., 399 F.3d 486 (2d Cir. 2005) (challenge of CAFO rule)  Text



United States v. Rinaudo, No. 2:09-MJ-1149-BO, 2009 WL 358990 (E.D.N.C. Jan. 29, 2010) (prohibition on nudity not unconstitutional in wildlife refuge)

Dow AgroSciences LLC v. Nat’l Marine Fisheries Serv., 638 F.Supp.2d 508 (D. Md. 2009) (biological opinion taken in regards to pesticide application process)  Text

N.C. Growers’ Ass’n, Inc. v. Solis, 644 F.Supp.2d 664 (M.D.N.C. 2009) (injunction to prevent agency rule from taking effect)  Text

Tyson v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 589 F.Supp.2d 584(E.D. N.C. 2008) (review of agency final decision)  Text

Lanco Dairy Farms Coop. v. Sec’y of Agric., 572 F.Supp.2d 633 (D. Md. 2008) (review of Secretary’s interpretation of AMA)  Text

U.S. ex rel. Wilson v. Graham County Soil & Water Conservation Dist., 528 F.3d 292 (4th Cir. 2008) (False Claims Act)  Text

Abingdon Livestock Exch., Inc. v. Smith, No. 1:06CV00096, 2007 WL 3146504 (W.D. Va. Oct. 26, 2007) (primary jurisdiction)  Text

Holly Hill Farm Corp. v. U.S., 477 F.3d 258 (4th Cir. 2006) (arbitrary and capricious)

Hill v. Courter, 344 F.Supp.2d 484 (E.D. Va. 2004) (abstention of federal court)  Text

Neese v. Johanns, No. Civ.A.1:05CV00071, 2006 WL 1169800 (W.D. Va. May 2, 2006) (class certification to challenge Sec’y’s tobacco buyout rules)

McDaniels v. U.S., 300 F.3d 407 (4th Cir. 2002) (denial of disaster relief)  Text



Magee v. United States, No. 09-60009, 2009 WL 2169057 (5th Cir. July 20, 2009) (review of NAD decision)

Dawson Farms, LLC v. Farm Serv. Agency, 504 F.3d 592 (5th Cir. 2007) (failure to exhaust administrative remedies)  Text

Barrientos v. U.S., No. L-05-163, 2006 WL 2414348 (S.D. Tex. Aug. 14, 2006) (breach of contract)

Fleming Cos., Inc. v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 322 F.Supp.2d 744 (E.D. Tex. 2004) (validity of final rule)  Text

Brown v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 67 F. App’x 241, 2003 WL 21108492 (5th Cir. 2003) (due process)

Davidson v. Veneman, 317 F.3d 503 (5th Cir. 2003) (denial of attorney’s fees under the EAJA, denial of interest under the Prompt Payment Act)  Text



Stewart v. Fed. Crop. Ins. Corp., No. 4:09-cv-101, 2010 WL 3341863 (E.D. Tenn. Aug. 25, 2010) (review of appeals under the Administrative Procedure Act)

Nat’l Cotton Council of Am. v. U.S. Envtl. Prot. Agency, 553 F.3d 927 (6th Cir. 2009) (Chevron deference not extended to agency interpretation)  Text

Cleary v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., No. 07-11940, 2008 WL 4427533 (E.D. Mich. Sept. 30, 2008) (review of administrative appeals’ process)

Estate of Henegar v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., No. 2:07-CV-183, 2008 WL 3540066 (E.D. Tenn. Aug. 11, 2008) (attorney’s fees under EAJA)

Lacy v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., No. 07-3961, 2008 WL 2178099 (6th Cir. May 22, 2007) (substantial evidence)

First Tenn. Bank Nat’l Ass’n v. Johanns, 618 F.Supp.2d 778 (M.D. Tenn. 2008) (Secretary’s decision that lender failed to comply not arbitrary and capricious)   Text

Hendrick v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., No. 1:06-CV-80(M), 2007 WL 2900526 (W.D. Ky Oct. 1, 2007) (USDA interpretation of “Scar Rule”)

Durbin v. Farm Serv. Agency, No. C2:05-CV-566, 2007 WL 1114986 (S.D. Ohio April 13, 2007) (NRCS used proper procedures in wetland delineation)  Text

Johnson County Comm. for Clean Air & Water v. EPA, No. 3:05-0222, 2005 WL 2204953 (M.D. Tenn. Sept. 9, 2005) (compelled agency action)

Fullenkamp v. Veneman, 383 F.3d 478 (6th Cir. 2004) (agency’s interpretation reasonable)  Text

Donaldson v. U.S., 268 F.Supp.2d 812 (E.D. Mich. 2003) (arbitrary and capricious, agency discretion)  Text

Reinhart v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 39 F. App’x. 954 (6th Cir. 2002) (untimely appeal)



Cornucopia Inst. v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric. 560 F.3d 673 (7th Cir. 2009) (FIOA request rendered moot by production of documents)  Text

White Eagle Coop Ass’n v. Conner, 553 F.3d 467 (7th Cir. 2009) (challenging regulation decision and rule for milk marketing order)  Text

Donham v. U.S. Forest Serv., No. 07-CV-111-MJR, 2008 WL 5221102 (S.D. Ill. Dec. 12, 2008) (FOIA request moot)

Edwards v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 584 F.Supp.2d 595(W.D. N.Y. 2008) (review of agency order to reimburse benefits)  Text

Wiese v. Cmty. Bank of Cent. Wis., No. 08-cv-272-bbc, 2008 WL 4756679 (W.D. Wis. Oct. 28, 2008) (no final agency action)

Five Points Rd. Joint Venture v. Johanns, 542 F.3d 1121 (7th Cir. 2008) (NAD denial of EAJA claims)  Text

White Eagle Coop. Ass’n v. Johanns, 508 F.Supp.2d 664 (N.D. Ind. 2007) (upholding agency rulemaking)  Text

Buchholz v. Rural Cmty. Ins. Co., No. 05C0115C, 2005 WL 1711153 (W.D. Wis. July 20, 2005) (exhaustion of remedies)

Raber v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., No. 304CV0199RLYWGH, 2005 WL 1569463 (S.D. Ind. June 30, 2005) (application of EAJA)

Horn Farms v. Johanns, 397 F.3d 472 (7th Cir. 2005) (Swampbuster exemption)  Text

Alto Dairy v. Veneman, 336 F.3d 560 (7th Cir. 2003) (judicial review, adequate notice)  Text



B&S Farms of Kasson, LLC v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., No. 08-CV-5827 PJS/JJK, 2009 WL 2998551 (D. Minn. Sept. 15, 2009) (agency applying the improper standard; laches not a defense against the government)  Text

Arnegard v. Feilmeier, No. 4:08-CV-083, 2009 WL 2590536 (D.N.D. Aug. 19, 2009) (review of NAD proceedings)

Carter v. High Country Mercantile, Inc., No. 08-0835-CV-W-ODS, 2009 WL 2244753 (W.D. Mo. July 28, 2009) (agency could prevent employees from testify or producing documents to protect agency’s privilege)  Text

B&D Land & Livestock Co. v. Schafer, 615 F.Supp.2d 950 (N.D. Iowa 2009) (awarding attorney’s fees under the EAJA)  Text

Keating v. Neb. Pub. Power Dist., 562 F.3d 923 (8th Cir. 2009) (exhaustion of remedies not required to bring due process claim)  Text

B & D Land & Livestock Co. v. Schafer, 584 F.Supp.2d 1182 (N.D. Iowa 2008) (arbitrary and capricious wetlands determination)  Text

Anderson v. Farm Serv. Agency of U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 534 F.3d 811 (8th Cir. 2008) (denial of crop disaster assistance payments)  Text

Ranchers Cattlemen Action Legal Fund v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 566 F.Supp.2d 995 (D. S.D. 2008) (preliminary injunction to prevent implementation of final rule)  Text

Wolfhole, Inc. v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., No. 1:07CV73 CDP, 2008 WL 1805369 (E.D. Mo. April 17, 2008) (arbitrary and capricious denial of CSP application)

B & D Land & Livestock Co. v. Veneman, 534 F.Supp.2d 891 (N.D. Iowa 2008) (granting a preliminary injunction against agency action)  Text

Dismuke v. Connor, Nos. 05-CV-1003, 05-CV-1004, 2007 WL 4463567 (W.D. Ark. Dec. 14, 2007) (discrimination in farm loan processing)

Anderson v. Farm Serv. Agency, 502 F.Supp.2d 924 (D. Minn. 2007) (substantial evidence)  Text

Ballanger v. Johanns, 451 F.Supp.2d 1061 (S.D. Iowa 2006), aff’d, 495 F.3d 866 (8th Cir. 2007) (failure to exhaust remedies, Chevron deference to agency)  Text

Ace Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co. v. Fed. Crop Ins. Corp., 440 F.3d 992 (8th Cir. 2006) (exhaustion of remedies)  Text

Barnes v. U.S., 448 F.3d 1065 (8th Cir. 2006) (FSIS tort immunity)  Text

Barger v. Johanns, No. 4:04CV3268, 2006 WL 680889, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 14331 (D. Neb. Mar. 13, 2006) (farm program eligibility)

Clason v. Johanns, 438 F.3d 868 (8th Cir. 2006) (marketing assistance loan rate)  Text

Davies v. Johanes(sic), 409 F.Supp.2d 1150 (W.D. Mo. 2006), rev’d 477 F.3d 968 (8th Cir. 2007) (shared appreciation recapture)  Text

Mages v. Johanns, 431 F.3d 1132 (8th Cir. 2005) (payment limitations)  Text

Rain & Hail Ins. Serv., Inc. v. Fed. Crop. Ins. Corp., 426 F.3d 976 (8th Cir. 2005) (reisurance)  Text

Siebrasse v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 418 F.3d 847 (8th Cir. 2005) (upholding agency decision)  Text

Mitchell v. Johanns, 400 F.Supp.2d 1133 (S.D. Iowa 2005) (affirming NAD decision to hold joint and severally liable for payment scheme)  Text

Rosenau v. Farm Serv. Agency, 395 F.Supp.2d 868 (D. N.D. 2005) (NRCS did not follow proper procedures)  Text

Neb. Beef, Ltd. v. Greening, 398 F.3d 1080 (8th Cir. 2005) (Bivens remedy availability)  Text

Ace Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co. v. Fed. Crop Ins. Corp. & Risk Mgmt. Agency, 357 F.Supp.2d 1140 (S.D. Iowa 2005) (exhaustion of remedies)  Text

Sierra Club v. Bosworth, 352 F.Supp.2d 909 (D. Minn. 2005) (supplementing record; exhaustion of remedies; appropriateness of agency action; agency compliance with regulation)  Text

Anderson v. Farm Serv. Agency of U.S. Dep’t of Agric., No. 04-2971ADMAJB, 2004 WL 2674157 (D. Minn. Nov. 23, 2004) (exhaustion of remedies, agency expertise)  Text

B & D Land & Livestock Co. v. Veneman, 332 F.Supp.2d 1200 (N.D. Iowa 2004) (wetland determination is subject to administrative appeal)  Text

Iowa Citizens for Cmty. Improvement v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 256 F.Supp.2d 946 S.D. Iowa 2002) (granting FIOA request)  Text

Branstad v. Veneman, 232 F.Supp.2d 945 (N.D. Iowa 2002) (denial of attorney’s fees under EAJA)  Text

B & D Land & Livestock Co. v. Veneman, 231 F.Supp.2d 895 (N.D. Iowa 2002) (granting preliminary injunction to keep eligible for farm program)   Text

In re 2000 Sugar Beet Crop Ins. Litig. 2002, 228 F.Supp.2d 999 (D. Minn. 2002), rev’d sub nom. Nat. Crop Ins. Serv., Inc. v. Fed. Crop Ins. Corp., 351 F.3d 346 (8th Cir. 2003) (exhaustion of remedies)  Text

Kuster v. Veneman, 226 F.Supp.2d 1190 (D. N.D. 2002) (exhaustion of remedies)  Text

Lane v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 294 F.3d 1001 (8th Cir. 2002) (attorneys’ fees under EAJA)  Text

Branstad v. Veneman, 212 F.Supp.2d 976 (N.D. Iowa 2002) (vacating denial of administrative appeal)  Text



Schroeder v. U.S., No. CV 08-1277 AC, 2010 WL 3222106 (D. Or. Aug. 13, 2010) (attorney’s fees pursuant to Equal Access to Justice Act)

Citizens for Better Forestry v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., No. 08-01927, 2010 WL 3222183 (N.D. Cal. Aug 13, 2010) (action for attorney’s fees)

Oregon Natural Desert Ass’n v. Tidwell, — F.Supp.2d —-, 2010 WL 2246419 (D. Or. 2010) (challenge under the ESA and NFMA for grazing permits)

Buckingham v. Sec’y of U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 603 F.3d 1073 (Ninth Circuit 2010) (failure to exhaust remedies)  Text

Fence Creek Cattle Co. v. U.S. Forest Serv., 602 F.3d 1125 (Ninth Circuit 2010), aff’g, No. 06-1236-SU, 2008 WL 89622 (D. Or. Jan. 7, 2008) (cancellation of grazing permit did not deprive plaintiff of due process rights under APA)  Text

Carlin v. Dairy Am., Inc., No. 1:09-CV-00430-AWI-DLB, 2010 WL 529436 (E.D. Cal. Feb. 9, 2010) (filed rate doctrine; raw milk)  Text

Hells Canyon Pres. Council v. U.S. Forest Serv., 593 F.3d 923 (9th Cir. 2010) (failure to keep map; challenges to boundary time-barred)  Text

Horne v. USDA, No. CV-F-08-1549 LJO SMS, 2009 WL 4895362 (E.D. Cal. Dec. 11, 2009) (review of agency decision)  Text

Levine v. Vilsack, 587 F.3d 986 (9th Cir. 2009) (standing to challenge interpretive rule)  Text

Delano Farms Co. v. Calif. Table Grape Comm’n, No. 1:07-CV-1610 OWW SMS, 2009 WL 3586056 (E.D. Cal. Oct. 27, 2009) (violations of the APA)

Olsen v. United States, Nos. CV-08-5012-FVS, CV-08-5013-FVS, 2009 WL 3188423 (E.D. Wash. Sept. 30, 2009) (jurisdiction of NAD)  Text

Cal. Trout v. FERC, 572 F.3d 1003 (9th Cir. 2009) (upholding agency decision to deny attempts to intervene in renewal of license to operate dam)  Text

Lion Raisins, Inc. v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 636 F. Supp. 2d 1081 (E.D. Cal. 2009) (administrative search; FIOA requests)  Text

Idaho Wool Growers Ass’n v. Schafer, 637 F.Supp.2d 868 (D. Idaho 2009) (final agency action; advisory committees)  Text

Ctr. For Biological Diversity v. Wagner, No. 08-302-CL, 2009 WL 21706049 (D. Or. June 20, 2009) (claim agency violated statutory duties when allowing grazing)

Geertson Seed Farms v. Johanns, 570 F.3d 1130 (9th Cir. 2009) (upholding injunction for not complying with NEPA)  Text

Rookstool v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., No. 3:06-CV-00499-LRH-VPC, 2009 WL 1684439 (D. Nev. June 12, 2009) (failure to show expert’s fees recoverable under EAJA)

W. Watersheds Project v. Bureau of Land Mgmt., 629 F.Supp.2d 951 (D. Ariz. 2009) (judicial review of claims under the APA)  Text

Citizens for Better Forestry v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 567 F.3d 1128 (9th Cir. 2009) (withdrawal of policy by agency did not mean “prevailing party” for EAJA)  Text

Goat Ranchers of Or. v. Williams, No. 08-97-ST, 2009 WL 883581 (D. Or. Mar. 30, 2009) (standing to challenge Cougar Management Program)

Lion Raisins, Inc. v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., No. 1:08-CV-00358-OWW-SMS, 2009 WL 160283 (E.D. Cal. Jan. 21, 2009) (FOIA requests)

McGuire v. United States, 550 F.3d 903 (9th Cir. 2008) (exhaustion of remedies not required; jurisdiction under Tucker Act)  Text

Wildwest Inst. v. Rainville, No. CV07-466-S-EJL, 2008 WL 5220938 (D. Idaho Dec. 11, 2008) (exhaustion of remedies)

Citizens for Better Forestry v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., Nos. C 05-1144 PJH, C 04-4512 PJH, 2008 WL 5210945 (N.D. Cal. Dec. 11, 2008) (attorney’s fees under EAJA for successful NEPA challenge)  Text

Horne v. United States Dep’t of Agric., No. 1:08-CV-00402 OWW SMS, 2008 WL 4911438 (E.D. Cal. Nov. 13, 2008) (failure to file for judicial review within allowed time)

Californians for Humane Farms v. Schafer, No. C 08-03843 MHP, 2008 WL 4449583 (N.D. Cal. Sept. 29, 2008) (challenge to Egg Board’s budget)  Text

Easterday Ranches, Inc. v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., No. CV-08-5067-RHW, 2008 WL 4426004 (E.D. Wash. Sept. 25, 2008) (denial of injunction to prevent implementation of final rules)

Rookstool v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric. No.3:06-CV-00499-LRH-VPC, 2008 WL 4167082 (D. Nev. Sept. 28, 2008) (EAJA; attorney’s fees)  Text

Lion Raisins, Inc. v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., No. 1:05-CV-00062 OWW-SMS, 2008 WL 3834271 (E.D. Cal. Aug. 14, 2008) (FOIA request)  Text

Levine v. Conner, 540 F.Supp.2d 1113 (N.D. Cal. 2008) (Chevron deference to agency’s interpretation)  Text

W. Watersheds Project v. Kraayenbrink, 538 F.Supp.2d 1302 (D. Idaho 2008) (agency failed to take hard look and was arbitrary and capricious in grazing permit regulations)  Text

Or. Natural Desert Ass’n v. Lohn, 522 F.Supp.2d 1295 (D. Or. 2007) (collection of attorney’s fees under EAJA)  Text

Ctr. for Food Safety v. Johanns, Civ. No. 03-00621 JMS/BMK, 2007 WL 3072860 (D. Haw. Oct. 18, 2007) (upholding EAJA award)  Text

Amalgamated Sugar Co. LLC v. Johanns, No. 06-167-S-EJL, 2007 WL 2612675 (D. Idaho Sept. 6, 2007) (Chevron deference to agency’s interpretation)

Stevens County v. U.S. Dep’t of Interior, 507 F.Supp.2d 1127 (E.D. Wash. 2007) (review of agency determination to limit grazing in federal forest)  Text

Aageson Grain & Cattle v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 500 F.3d 1038 (9th Cir. 2007) (application of EAJA in a NAD proceeding)  Text

Ranchers Cattlemen Action Legal Fund United Stockgrowers of Am. v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 499 F.3d 1108 (9th Cir. 2007) (rulemaking did not violate APA)  Text

The Cloud Found., Inc. v. Kempthorne, No. CV 06 111 BLG RFC, 2007 WL 1876486 (D. Mont. June 27, 2007) (claim barred by statute of limitations)  Text

W. Watersheds Project v. Kraayenbrink, Nos. CV-05-297-E-BLW, CV-06-275-E-BLW, 2007 WL 1667618 (D. Idaho June 8, 2007) (agency did not take hard look at NEPA and required to consult with other agencies)  Text

Ctr. For Food Safety v. Johanns, CV. No. 03-00621 JMS-BMK, 2007 WL 3072863 (D. Haw. Apr. 19, 2007) (field testing of GMOs and compliance with ESA and NEPA)  Text

Or. Natural Desert Ass’n v. Lohn, 485 F.Supp.2d 1190 (D. Or. 2007) (agency’s decision was arbitrary and capricious)  Text

Lion Raisins, Inc. v. U.S Dep’t of Agric., 231 F. App’x 565 (9th Cir. 2007) (Freedom of Information Act)

Geertson Farms, Inc. v. Johanns, No. C 06-01075 CRB, 2007 WL 518624 (N.D. Cal. Feb. 13, 2007) (not following proper NEPA procedures)  Text

Safe Air for Everyone v. U.S. Envtl. Prot. Agency, 475 F.3d 1096 (9th Cir. 2007) (EPA’s statutory interpretation was arbitrary and capricious)  Text

Or. Natural Desert Ass’n v. U.S. Forest Serv., 465 F.3d 977) (9th Cir. 2006) (final agency action under the APA)  Text

Ctr. for Food Safety v. Johanns, 451 F.Supp.2d 1165 (D. Haw. 2006) (permitting requirements for GMOs)  Text

Maughan v. Rosenkrance, No. CV-06-275-E-BLW, 2006 WL 2348077 (D.  Idaho Aug. 11, 2006) (enjoining new regulations that limited public participation)  Text

Geertson Farms, Inc. v. Johanns, 439 F.Supp.2d 1012 (N.D. Cal. 2006) (failure to exhaust administrative remedies)  Text

Cactus Corner, LLC v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 450 F.3d 428 (9th Cir. 2006) (risk level)  Text

W. Watersheds Project v. Secrist, No. CV 04 167 S BLW, 2009 WL 897718 (D. Idaho Mar. 31, 2006) (awarding of attorneys’ fees under EAJA)

Robbins v. U.S. Bureau of Land Mgmt., 438 F.3d 1074 (10th Cir. 2006) (waiver of sovereign immunity by APA) Feb. 23, 2006  Text

Ctr. for Biological Diversity v. U.S. Dep’t of Energy, No. C 05-01526 WHA, 2005 WL 1656881 (N.D. Cal. July 14, 2005) (compliance reporting)  Text

Clinger v. Farm Serv. Agency, No. CV 04 424 E BLW, 2006 WL 581192 (D. Idaho Mar. 8, 2006) (unreasonable interpretation of statute)

Vigel v. Leavitt, 381 F.3d 826 (9th Cir. 2004) (review of final agency rule)  Text

Ranchers Cattlemen Action Legal Fund v. Veneman, No. 04-BLG-RFC, 2004 WL 1151970 (D. Mont. May 5, 2004) (challenge of mad cow regulation)

Lion Raisins, Inc. v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 354 F.3d 1072 (9th Cir. 2004) (Freedom of Information Act)  Text

Pauly v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 348 F.3d 1143 (9th Cir. 2003) (exhaustion of remedies, recapture of appreciation)  Text

McBride Cotton & Cattle Corp. v. Veneman, 296 F.Supp.2d 1125 (D. Ariz. 2003) (agency authority, due process)  Text

Hemp Indus. Ass’n v. Drug Enforcement Admin., 333 F.3d 1082 (9th Cir. 2003) (notice and comment)  Text

Ora Vaca, Inc. v. Norton, 55 Fed. App’x 433 (9th Cir. 2003) (company not a prevailing party under EAJA)

Idaho Sporting Cong., Inc. v. Rittenhouse, 305 F.3d 957 (9th Cir. 2002) (exhaustions of remedies)  Text

Robbins v. Wilkie, 300 F.3d 1208 (10th Cir. 2002) (Bivens damages)  Text

McBride Cotton & Cattle Corp. v. Veneman, 290 F.3d 973 (9th Cir. 2002) (exhaustions of remedies)  Text



Wyatt Estate ex rel. Vaughn v. Vilsack, No. 09-1140-JTM , 2010 WL 2985981 (D. Kan. Jul 27, 2010) (denial of extension of CRP contracts)

Lackey v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., No. 08-2117, 2010 WL 2543160 (10th Cir. June 25, 2010) (appeal on sanctions)

Reitz v. USDA, No. 08-4131-SAC, 2010 WL 786586 (D. Kan. Mar. 4, 2010) (violations of Privacy Act)  Text

Greater Yellowstone Coal. v. Tidwell, 572 F.3d 1115 (10th Cir. 2009) (no violation for rules authorizing federal lands to be used as elk feeding grounds)  Text

Smithfork Grazing Ass’n v. Salazar, 564 F.3d 1210 (10th Cir. 2009) (final order can take effect before hearing on the  record)  Text

Stewart v. U.S. Dep’t of Interior, 554 F.3d 1236 (10th Cir. 2009) (FOIA request over grazing permits granted and retired)  Text

Stewart v. Kempthorne, 554 F.3d 1245 (10th Cir. 2009) (review of agency decision to deny grazing permits; standing issues)  Text

W. Org. of Res. Councils v. Bureau of Land Mgmt., 591 F.Supp.2d 1206 (D. Wyo. 2008) (agency decision was not arbitrary and capricious)  Text

Harts v. Johanns, 433 F.Supp.2d 1251 (D. Kan. 2006) (exhaustion of remedies)  Text

Gold Bank v. Johanns, No. 05-2239-JWL, 2005 WL 3536197 (D. Kan. Dec. 23, 2005) (denial of interest assistance application, jurisdiction)

Biller v. Veneman, 150 F. App’x 834 (10th Cir. 2005) (decision to terminate contract non-judicially reviewable)

Forest Guardians v. U.S. Dep’t of Interior, 416 F.3d 1173 (10th Cir. 2005) (FOIA requests)  Text

Excel Corp. v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 397 F.3d 1285 (10th Cir. 2005) (grading and pricing under PSA)  Text

Forest Guardians v. U.S. Dep’t of Interior, No. CIV-02-1003 JB/WDS, 2004 WL 3426434 (D. N.M. Feb. 28, 2004) (claim for FOIA fee waiver)

Bishop v. Veneman, 283 F.Supp.2d 1207 (D. Kan. 2003) (challenge of FSA regulation)  Text

Payton v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 337 F.3d 1163 (10th Cir. 2003) (judicial review)  Text

McKown v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 276 F.Supp.2d 1201 (D. N.M. 2003), aff’d 97 F. App’x 283 (10th Cir. 2004) (judicial review)  Text

Landry v. Smith, 58 F. App’x 439 (10th Cir. 439) (exhaustion of remedies)

Sanders Land & Cattle Co. v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 49 F. App’x 211 (10th Cir. 2002) (upholding agency’s decision to deny application)

Dairy Producers of N.M. v. Veneman, 37 F. App’x 471 (10th Cir. 2002) (no violations of the non-delegation doctrine)



Robinson v. Schafer, No. 7:07-CV-167(HL), 2008 WL 1995354 (M.D. Ga. May 6, 2008) (violations of EOCA)

McElmurray v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 535 F.Supp.2d 1318 (S.D. Ga. 2008) (reversing denial of “preventive planting” application)  Text

Am. Peanut Shellers Ass’n v. Johans, No. 4:06-CV-54 (CDL), 2007 WL 2460773 (M.D. Ga. Aug. 24, 2007) (lack of standing to challenge Sec’y’s interpretation)

Record Buck Farms, Inc. v. Johanns, 510 F.Supp.2d 868 (M.D. Fla. 2007) (failure to establish good cause to forgo notice and comment rulemaking)  Text

Mahon v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 485 F.3d 1247 (11th Cir. 2007) (arbitrary and capricious denial of crop assistance)  Text

London v. Fieldale Farms Corp., 410 F.3d 1295 (11th Cir. 2005) (Chevron deference to Secretary)  Text



Strunk v. U.S. Dept. of Interior, No. 10-0066(RJL), 2010 WL 4780845 (D. D.C. Nov. 24, 2010) (FOIA action seeking information on farmers against National Agricultural Statistics Service)

Benoit v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 608 F.3d 17 (D.C. Cir. 2010) (exhaustion of remedies and abuse of discretion)   Text

Defenders of Wildlife v. Salazar, — F.Supp.2d —, 2010 WL 1140719 (D.D.C. 2010) (challenging bison and elk management plan)

Prime Time Int’l  Co. v. Vilsack, 599 F.3d 678 (D.C. Cir. 2010) (USDA interpretation not entitled to Chevron deference)  Text

Elliott v. USDA, 569 F.3d 842 (D.C. Cir. 2010) (request under FOIA)

In Def. of Animals v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 656 F.Supp.2d 68, (D.D.C. 2009) (failure of agency to show records were protected under FOIA exemption)  Text

Colo. Wild Horse & Burro Coal., Inc. v. Salazar, 639 F.Supp.2d 87 (D.D.C. 2009) (challenging agency decision to remove wild horses from herd area)

Ark. Dairy Coop. Ass’n, Inc. v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 573 F.3d 815 (D.C. Cir. 2009) (producers could challenge interim rule under the APA)  Text

Catawba County v. EPA, 571 F.3d 20 (D.C. Cir. 2009) (no APA violations in promulgation of NAAQS for fine particulate matter)  Text

Koretoff v. Vilsack, 626 F.Supp.2d 4 (D.D.C. 2009) (failure to exhaust remedies)  Text

Montanans for Multiple Use v. Barbouletos, 568 F.3d 225 (D.C. Cir. 2009) (claims that management of forest violated forest plan precluded)  Text

Garcia v. Vilsack, 563 F.3d 519 (D.C. Cir. 2009) (dismissal of APA failure to investigate claims)  Text

Hettinga v. United States, 560 F.3d 498 (D.C. Cir. 2009) (not requiring the exhaustion of remedies to challenge Milk Regulatory Equity Act)  Text

Nat’l Res. Def. Council v. Envtl. Prot. Agency, 559 F.3d 561 (D.C. Cir. 2009) (rule’s preamble nonreviewable)  Text

Int’l Ctr. for Tech. Assessment v. Vilsack, 602 F.Supp.2d 228 (D. D.C. 2009) (attorney’s fees for successful NEPA challenge)  Text

Single Stick, Inc. v. Johanns, 601 F.Supp.2d 307 (D. D.C. 2009) (interpretation of Equitable Tobacco Reform Act)  Text

Koretoff v. Vilsack, 601 F.Supp.2d 238 (D. D.C. 2009) (failure to exhaust administrative remedies)  Text

Am. Farm Bureau Fed’n v. Envtl. Prot. Agency, 559 F.3d 512 (D.C. Cir. Feb. 24, 2009) (review of agency’s decision to revise air standards)  Text

Prosser v. Fed. Agric. Mortgage Corp., 593 F.Supp.2d 150 (D. D.C. 2009) (no violations of statutory or regulatory provisions by Farmer Mac)  Text

Short v. U.S. Army Corps of Eng’r, 593 F.Supp.2d 69(D. D.C. 2009) (FOIA request; changing designation of wetlands)  Text

Swisher Int’l, Inc. v. Schafer, 550 F.3d 1046 (D.C. Cir. 2008) (Tobacco Act of 2004 does not violate 5th Amendment)  Text

In Defense of Animals v. United States Department of Agriculture, 587 F.Supp.2d 178 (D.D.C. 2008) (exclusion of expert testimony, violations of Animal Welfare Act)  Text

Creekstone Farms Premium Beef, L.L.C. v. Dep’t of Agric., 539 F.3d 492 (D.C. Cir. 2008) (deference to agency’s denial of access to mad cow testing)  Text

FMC Corp. v. U.S. E.P.A., 557 F.Supp.2d 105 (D. D.C. 2008) (challenge agency’s rules for the allocation of the burden of proof)  Text

Multi AG Media LLC v. Dep’t of Agric., 515 F.3d 1224 (D.C. Cir. 2008) (Freedom of Information Act)  Text

Humane Soc’y of U.S. v. Johanns, 520 F.Supp.2d 8 (D. D.C. 2007) (final rule violated NEPA)  Text

Rice v. United States, 245 F.R.D. 3 (D. D.C. 2007) (violations of Privacy Act; releasing private information in FOIA request)

N.C. Fisheries Ass’n v. Gutierrez, 518 F.Supp.2d 62 (D. D.C. 2007) (upholding Sec’y decision)  Text

Ace Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co. v. Fed. Crop Ins. Corp., 517 F.Supp.2d 391 (D. D.C. 2007) (agency authority to promulgate regulation)  Text

Haw. Orchid Growers Ass’n v. Johanns, 249 F. App’x. 204 (D.C. Cir. 2007) (final rule not arbitrary and capricious)

Int’l Ctr. for Tech. Assessment v. Johanns, 473 F.Supp.2d 9 (D. D.C. 2007) (appropriateness of agency action)  Text

Edaleen Dairy, LLC v. Johanns, 467 F.3d 778 (D.C. Cir. 2006) (exhaustive of administrative remedies)  Text

Great Old Broads for Wilderness v. Kempthorne, 452 F.Supp.2d 71 (D. D.C. 2006) (grazing regulations did not violate other federal legislation)  Text

S. Cal. Edison Co. v. Fed. Energy Reg. Comm., 443 F.3d 94 (D.C. Cir. 2006) (energy purchase)  Text

Holly Sugar Corp. v. Veneman, 437 F.3d 1210 (D.C. Cir. 2006) (Chevron deference to agency’s interpretation of sugar loan interest rate)  Text

NW. Indep. Producers Ass’n v. Veneman, 312 F.Supp.2d 23 (D D.C. 2004) (judicial review; exhaustion of remedies)  Text

Avocados Plus, Inc. v. Veneman, 370 F.3d 1243 (D.C. Cir. 2004) (exhaustion of remedies)  Text

La. Fed. Land Bank Ass’n v. Farm Credit Admin., 336 F.3d 1075 (D.C. Cir. 2003) (notice and comment)  Text

Hertzberg v. Veneman, 273 F.Supp.2d 67 (D. D.C. 2003) (Freedom of Information request)  Text

CropLife Am. v. E.P.A., 329 F.3d 876 (D.C. Cir. 2003) (notice and comment)  Text

Shaffer v. Veneman,325 F.3d 370 (D.C. Cir. 2003) (jurisdiction)  Text

Rice v. United States, 211 F.R.D. 10 (D. D.C. 2002) (alleged violations of Privacy Act when personal information released in FOIA request)

Milk Train, Inc. v. Veneman, 310 F.3d 747 (D.C. Cir. 2002) (judicial review)  Text

Hershey Foods Corp. v. Dep’t of Agric., 293 F.3d 520 (D.C. Cir. 2002) (exhaustions of remedies)  Text

Sugar Cane Growers Co-op of Fla. v. Veneman, 289 F.3d 89 (D.C. Cir. 2002) (notice and comment)  Text



Dalles Irrigation Dist. v. United States, — Fed. Cl. —, 2010 WL 785395 (Fed. Cl. 2010) (EAJA attorney’s fees)

Acceptance Ins. Cos. v. United States, 583 F.3d 849 (Fed. Cir. 2009) (lack of cognizable property interest; claim of taking by agency)  Text

Tex. Bio- & Agro- Defense Consortium v. United States, 87 Fed. Cl. 798 (Fed. Cl. 2009) (challenging site selection for biosecurity facility)

Mendoza v. United States, 87 Fed. Cl. 331 (Fed. Cl. 2009) (remanding to agency to decide if plaintiffs where federal employees)

Sageman v. U.S., 82 Fed. Cl. 367 (Fed. Cl. 2008) (application of the Tucker Act)

Walker v. U.S., 79 Fed. Cl. 685 (Fed. Cl. 2008) (cancellation of regulatory permit was not a taking)

Rose Acre Farms, Inc. v. U.S., 75 Fed. Cl. 527 (Fed. Cl. 2007) (finding regulatory taking)

Bruhn v. U.S., 74 Fed. Cl. 749 (Fed. Cl. 2006) (application of Tucker Act)

Evans v. U.S., 74 Fed. Cl. 554 (Fed. Cl. 2006), aff’d, 250 F. App’x 321 (Fed. Cir. 2007) (claim raisin marketing order was a regulatory taking)

Cotrell v. U.S., 71 Fed. Cl. 559 (Fed. Cl. 2006) (statute of limitations, exhaustion of remedies)

Goodrich v. United States, 434 F.3d 1329 (Fed. Cir. 2006) (final agency decision; accrual of statute of limitations)  Text

Star-Glo Assoc., LP v. U.S., 414 F.3d 1349 (Fed. Cir. 2005) (agency interpretation of statute)  Text

Lion Raisins, Inc. v. U.S., 416 F.3d 1356 (Fed. Cir. 2005) (lack of jurisdiction over takings claim)  Text

Gardner v. U.S., No. 04-1673C, 2005 WL 6112636 (Fed. Cl. June 13, 2005) (failure to exhaust administrative remedies)

Hall v. U.S., 69 Fed. Cl. 51 (Fed. Cl. 2005) (jurisdiction of settlement agreement)

Sartori v. U.S., 67 Fed. Cl. 263 (Fed. Cl. 2005) (temporary regulatory takings)

Lion Raisins, Inc. v. U.S., 58 Fed. Cl. 391 (Fed. Cl. 2003) (regulatory takings claim)

Ace Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co. v. U.S., 60 Fed. Cl. 175 (Fed. Cl. 2004) (exhaustion of remedies)

Lion Raisins, Inc. v. U.S., 57 Fed. Cl. 505 (Fed. Cl. 2003) (EAJA eligibility)



Hoed v. U.S. Sec’y of Agric., No. 06-00446, 2008 WL 151353 (Ct. Int’l Trade Jan. 16, 2008) (supplementing the administrative record)

O’Toole v. U.S. Sec’y of Agric., 471 F.Supp.2d 1323 (Ct. Int’l Trade 2007) (supplementing the administrative record)  Text

Dus & Derrick, Inc. v. U.S. Sec’y of Agric., 469 F.Supp.2d 1326 (Ct. Int’l Trade 2007) (impermissible construction of statute)  Text

Anderson v. U.S. Sec’y of Agric., 462 F.Supp.2d 1333 (Ct. Int’l Trade 2006) (review of denial of benefits)  Text

Van Trinh v. U.S. Sec’y of Agric., 395 F.Supp.2d 1259 (Ct. Int’l Trade 2005) (failure to make reasonable inquiry by agency)  Text



Koepnick v. Ariz. State Land Dep’t, 212 P.3d 62 (Ariz. Ct. App. 2009) (reclassification of state land by state agency)



Olson v. Cal. Dep’t of Pesticide Regulation, No. F056118, 2009 WL 2517644 (Cal. Ct. App. Aug. 19, 2009) (administrative procedures did not violate state’s APA)

Californians for Alternatives to Toxics v. Dep’t of Agric., No. A120874, 2008 WL 5423832 (Cal. Ct. App. Dec. 31, 2008) (failure to exhaust administrative remedies)

In re Farm Raised Salmon Cases, No. B182901a, 2008 WL 2070612 (Cal. Ct. App. May 16, 2008) (doctrine of primary jurisdiction)

Patterson Flying Serv. v. Cal. Dep’t of Pesticide Regulation, 74 Cal.Rptr.3d 290 (Cal. Ct. App. 2008) (sufficient evidence to support agency finding and fine)

Syngenta Crop Prot., Inc. v. Helliker, 42 Cal.Rptr.3d 191 (Cal. Ct. App. 2006) (use of registration data in granting other applications)  Text

Cal. for Alternatives to Toxics v. Dep’t of Food & Agric., 38 Cal.Rptr.3d 638 (Cal. Ct. App. 2005) (abuse of discretion by  agency)  Text

Carrancho v. Cal. Air Res. Bd., 4 Cal.Rptr.3d 536 (Cal. Ct. App. 2003) (agency’s decision complied with the statute)  Text



Pagosa Area Water & Sanitation Dist. v. Trout Unlimited, 219 P.3d 774 (Colo. 2009) (agency’s decision was reasonable)  Text

North Sterling Irrigation District v. Simpson, 202 P.3d 1207 (Colo. 2009) (state water engineer did not exceed statutory authority in administering storage rights)  Text



Lawendy v. Ct. Bd. of Veterinary Med., 109 Conn.App. 113 (Conn. App. Ct. 2008) (review of vet board’s decision to revoke license)



Siegers Seed Co. v. Williams Farm P’ship, 17 So.3d 848 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2009) (final agency action)  Text



Ga. Dep’t of Agric. v. Brown, 607 S.E.2d 259 (Ga. Ct. App. 2004) (termination from farmers’ market)  Text



Rammell v. Idaho Dep’t of Agric., 210 P.3d 523 (Idaho 2009) (review of hearing officer’s decision)  Text



Jennings Water, Inc. v. Office of Envtl. Adjudication, 909 N.E.2d 1020 (Ind. Ct. App. 2009) (judicial review of agency denial of administrative review of permit)  Text

Sexton v. Jackson County Bd. of Zoning, 884 N.E.2d 889 (Ind. Ct. App. 2008) (standing to challenge granting of special exemption to build hog farm)  Text



Litterer v. Judge, 644 N.W.2d 357 (Iowa 2002) (no legal authority for rulemaking)   Text



Frick Farm Props., L.P. v. Kansas, 216 P.3d 170 (Kan. 2009) (review of agency decision to terminate water right)  Text

Davenport Pastures, LP v. Morris County Bd. of County Comm’r, 194 P.3d 1201 (Kan. Ct. App. 2008) (review of commissioners’ decision to award damages for vacation of unimproved roads)  Text

Frick Farm Prop., Ltd. P’ship v. State, Dep’t of Agric., 190 P.3d 983 (Kan. Ct. App. 2008) (review of agency decision)

Hawley v. Kan. Dep’t of Agric., 132 P.3d 870 (Kan. 2006) (proper notice given)



Dailey v. Am. Growers Ins., 103 S.W.3d 60 (Ky. 2003) (Merrill doctrine)



Md.  Dep’t of Agric. v. Hammond, 907 A.2d 306 (Md. Ct. Spec. App. 2006) (remanding agency’s decision to revoke license)



Sierra Club Mackinac Charter v. Dep’t of Envtl. Quality, 747 N.W.2d 321 (Mich. Ct. App. 2007) (invalidating state CAFO rule)  Text



In re Dairy Dozen-Theif River Falls, LLP, Nos. A09-936, A09-1406, 2010 WL 2161781 (Minn. Ct. App. June 01, 2010) (timeliness of appeal for feedlot permit)

Gunnink v. Minnesota, No. A09-396, 2010 WL 10388 (Minn. Ct. App. Jan. 5, 2009) (state’s authority to conduct inspection did not violate 4th Amendment)



Mo. Soybean Ass’n v. Mo. Clean Water Comm’n, 102 S.W.3d 10 (Mo. 2003) (lack of subject matter to challenge list prepared by agency)  Text



Whitehall Wind, LLC v. Mont. Pub. Serv. Comm’n, 223 P.3d 907 (Mont. 2010) (determination agency’s rate determination was unreasonable)  Text



In re 2007 Admin. Of Appropriations of Water of Niobrara River, 768 N.W.2d 420 (Neb. 2009) (administrative proceedings not moot)  Text

Spearman T Ranch, Inc. v. Knaub, 691 N.W.2d 116 (Neb. 2005) (doctrine of primary jurisdiction)  Text



In re Agric., Aquacultural, & Horticultural Water Usage Certification Rules, 891 A.2d 99 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Civ. 2009) (challenging new water use regulations for agriculture)

Atlantic County Soc’y for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals v. City of Absecon, No. L-16946-06, 2009 WL 1562967 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. June 5, 2009) (open records request)

N.J. Soc’y for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals v. N.J. Dep’t of Agric., 955 A.2d 866 (N.J. 2008) (farm animal cruelty regulations were arbitrary and capricious)



Brown v. N.Y. State Racing and Wagering Bd., 871 N.Y.S.2d 623 (N.Y. App. Div. 2009) (enjoining agency action)

Humane Soc’y of U.S. v. Brennan, 861 N.Y.S.2d 234 (N.Y. App. Div. 2008) (freedom of information request)   Text

Humane Soc’y of U.S. v. Empire State Dev. Corp., 53 A.D.3d 1013 (N.Y. App. Div. 2008) (lack of taxpayer standing)  Text



Wallace Farm, Inc. v. City of Charlotte, 689 S.E.2d 922 (N.C. Ct. App. 2010) (request for records related to landowners’ farm)  Text



A & Q Mkt., Inc. Liquor Control Comm’n, No. 09AP-283, 2009 WL 3633875 (Nov. 3, 2009) (jurisdiction of state commission)  Text

Ohio Fresh Eggs, L.L.C. v. Boggs, 917 N.E.2d 833 (Ohio Ct. App. 2009) (denial of attorneys’ fees for unreasonable permit revocation)

Egbert v. Ohio Dep’t of Agric., No. 17-08-15, 2008 WL 4559970 (Ohio Ct. App. Oct. 14, 2008) (revocation of license to sale livestock)  Text

U.S. v. Childers, 789 N.E.2d 691 (Ohio Ct. App. 2003) (exhaustion of remedies)



Hawes v. State, 125 P.3d 778 (Or. Ct. App. 2005) (agreement with EPA was not “final order” that was judicable reviewable)  Text



A.M. Farms v. County of Codington, 765 N.W.2d 550 (S.D. 2009) (duty to follow proper disaster declaration procedures is discretionary)  Text



In re Hinsdale Farm, 858 A.2d 249 (Vt. 2004) (lack of jurisdiction by agency)  Text



Ted Rasmussen Farms v. Dep’t of Ecology, 110 P.3d 823 (Wash. Ct. App. 2005) (agency rule exceeding statutory authority)  Text

Littleton v. Whatcom County, 86 P.3d 1253 (Wash. Ct. App. 2004) (invalidation of agency rule)  Text



Metz v. Veterinary Examining Bd., 741 N.W.2d 244 (Wis. Ct. App. 2007) (exhaustion of remedies)  Text