Case Law Index Urban Encroachment

January 1, 1985 – January 3, 2020


This index provides a comprehensive though not necessarily exhaustive compilation of reported and unreported federal and state court decisions involving the urbanization and agriculture 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.


Arkansas Game & Fish Comm’n v. United States, 133 S. Ct. 511, 184 L. Ed. 2d 417 (2012)(temporary flowage easement of property) Text

Kelo v. City of New London, 545 U.S. 469 (2005) (economic development is a public use for eminent domain purposes)  Text


Kunelius v. Town of Stow, 588 F.3d 1 (1st Cir. 2009) (tax relief to keep land agriculture; statutory right-of-first refusal for city)  Text

Jones v. RCC Atlantic, Inc., No. 1:08-CV-196, 2009 WL 88344 (D. Vt. Jan. 12, 2009) (federal jurisdiction; conditional use permit to put cell tower on farm silo)

DeWolf v. Usher Cove Corp., 721 F. Supp. 1518 (D.R.I. 1989) (dispute over restrictive covenants)   Text


Gray v. Town of Easton, No. 3:12-CV-00166 JAM, 2015 WL 4459864 (D. Conn. July 20, 2015)(zoning for horse stable and riding area) Text

Abramson v. Gettel, 607 F. App’x 101 (2d Cir. 2015)(challenge property for outdoor concerts at same farm that hosted Woodstock) Text

Beard v. Town of Monroe, No. 3:13CV1714 JBA, 2014 WL 4678038 (D. Conn. Sept. 18, 2014)( alleging a private nuisance and that Plaintiff’s production and sale of farm loam, a type of soil, on his property violated the Town’s zoning regulations) Text

Bennett-Kolasa v. Town of Allegany, No. 13-CV-279S, 2014 WL 4273365 (W.D.N.Y. Aug. 29, 2014)(guard dog for alpaca farms bark is basis for nuisance case) Text

Ecotone Farm, LLC v. Ward, No. CIV. 2:11-5094 KM, 2014 WL 3748127 (D.N.J. July 23, 2014)(Right to Farm, violation of zoning) Text

Oxman v. Downs, 999 F. Supp. 2d 404 (E.D.N.Y. 2014)(clear cutting trees without permit) Text

Gray v. Town of Easton, No. 3:12CV166 RNC, 2013 WL 2358599 (D. Conn. May 29, 2013)(unequal enforcement) Text

Riverhead Park Corp. v. Cardinale, No. 07-CV-4133 ADS ARL, 2013 WL 1335600 (E.D.N.Y. Mar. 28, 2013)(zoning restriction on agricultural land) Text

Rivendell Winery, LLC v. Town of New Paltz, 725 F.Supp.2d 311, (N.D. N.Y. 2010) (zoning issues for a winery)  Text

In re Jurgielewicz Duck Farm, No. 8-10-70231-478, 2010 WL 2025503 (Bankr. E.D. N.Y. May 20, 2010) (development rights on property sold in bankruptcy)   Text

Bonnieview Homeowners Ass’n, LLC v. Woodmont Builders, LLC, No. Civ.A. 03CV4317, 2005 WL 2469665 (D.N.J. Oct. 6, 2005)(prior land contamination)

Bonnieview Homeowners Ass’n, LLC v. Woodmont Builders, LLC, No. Civ.A. 03-4317, 2006 WL 1982882 (D.N.J. July 13, 2006) (prior land contamination)

Saunders v. Hilpertshauser, 84 CIV. 6153 (MJL), 1988 WL 42146 (S.D.N.Y. Apr. 26, 1988) (chemical wastes dumped on farm)


Thorpe v. Upper Makefield Twp., No. CV 14-6154, 2015 WL 6810837 (E.D. Pa. Nov. 6, 2015)(preventing operation of deer processing facility)  Text

Stockport Mountain Corp. LLC v. Norcross Wildlife Found., Inc., No. 3:11CV514, 2013 WL 4538822 (M.D. Pa. Aug. 27, 2013)(dispute over interpretation of conservation easement) Text

Stockport Mountain Corp. LLC v. Norcross Wildlife Found., Inc., No. 3:11CV514, 2012 WL 719345 (M.D. Pa. Mar. 1, 2012)(conservation easement restrictions) Text

United States v. 27.93 Acres of Land, More or Less, Situate in Cumberland County, Com. of Pa. Tract No. 364-07, 924 F.2d 506 (3d Cir. 1991) (agricultural land condemnation proceeding)   Text


Hollingsworth v. Chateau Bu-De, LLC, 987 F. Supp. 2d 629 (D. Md. 2013)(restrictive covenants are not abandoned with conservation easements) Text

Awkard v. Maryland-Nat’l Capital Park & Planning Comm’n, No. RWT 08CV1562, 2011 WL 2896005 (D. Md. July 15, 2011)(use of farm road for ingress and egress)

Historic Green Springs, Inc. v. Louisa Cty. Water Auth., 833 F. Supp. 2d 562 (W.D. Va. 2011)(holder of conservation easement sued over the discharge of wastewater) Text

Bosley v. Baltimore County, Md., 804 F. Supp. 744 (D. Md. 1992) aff’d sub nom. Bosley v. Bosley, 986 F.2d 1412 (4th Cir. 1993) (dispute over removal of petition for creation of agricultural preservation district)   Text



BC Ranch II, LP v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, 867 F.3d 547 (5th Cir. 2017). (Homesite adjustment effects on conservation easement.) Text

Perryville Gas Storage, LLC v. Dawson Farms, LLC, No. CIV.A. 11-1883, 2012 WL 6628860 (W.D. La. Dec. 19, 2012)(condemnation of property from farm for construction of natural gas storage facility) Text

Perryville Gas Storage, LLC v. Dawson Farms, LLC, No. CIV.A. 11-1883, 2012 WL 5499892 (W.D. La. Nov. 13, 2012)(condemnation of property belonging to farm for the construction and maintenance of an interstate natural gas storage facility and associated facilities) Text

Perryville Gas Storage, LLC v. Dawson Farms, LLC, No. CIV.A. 11-1883, 2012 WL 4867712 (W.D. La. Oct. 12, 2012)(condemnation of property belonging to farm for the construction and maintenance of an interstate natural gas storage facility) Text

Bluefield Water Ass’n, Inc. v. City of Starkville, 577 F.3d 250 (5th Cir. 2009) (city required to turn over customers to rural water district)  Text

Albert v. Peavey Co., No. 04-1611, 2009 WL 321934 (E.D. La. Feb. 6, 2009) (burden of establishing “generally accepted ag practices”)

Norman v. Prestage Farms, Inc., No. 3:05CV64, 2007 WL 1031371 (N.D. Miss. Mar. 30, 2007) (right to farm act)

Albert v. Peavey Co., No. 04-1611, 2007 WL 809506 (E.D. La. 2007) (application of right to farm act apply to grain elevator)

In re Moore, 310 B.R. 795 (Bankr. N.D. Miss. 2004) (nuisance action)  Text

Moore Bayou Water Ass’n, Inc. v. Town of Jonestown, Miss., 628 F. Supp. 1367 (N.D. Miss.1986) (alleged violation of section of the Agricultural Act)   Text


United States of America upon the relation & for the use of the Tennessee Valley Authority Plaintiff v. An Easement and Right-of Way over 3.11 Acres of Land, more or less, in Warren County, Kentucky; & Dan M. Duvall & Margie Duvall, his wife Defendants, No. 115CV00007GNSHBB, 2015 WL 9275740 (W.D. Ky. Dec. 18, 2015)(condemnation of land for power transmission line) Text

In re Strieter, No. 14-56980, 2015 WL 2215418 (Bankr. E.D. Mich. May 11, 2015)(sale of land with conservation easement to multiple owners)

Anderson v. City of Blue Ash, 798 F.3d 338 (6th Cir. 2015)(horse as a service animal) Text

Ogle v. Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC, No. 2:10-CV-1059, 2014 WL 3895500 (S.D. Ohio Aug. 8, 2014)(damages regarding storage tank placed by FERC) Text

Smith v. City of Keego Harbor, No. 13-12503, 2014 WL 6632163 (E.D. Mich. Nov. 21, 2014)(expanding use of zoning from nursery to full scale nursery) Text

Mallory v. City of Riverside, 35 F. Supp. 3d 910 (S.D. Ohio 2014)(citation for chickens in town) Text

Anderson v. City of Blue Ash, Ohio, No. 1:14-CV-151, 2014 WL 3102326 (S.D. Ohio July 7, 2014) aff’d in part, rev’d in part sub nom. Anderson v. City of Blue Ash, 798 F.3d 338 (6th Cir. 2015)(horse as a service animal) Text

Nimer v. Litchfield Twp. Bd. of Trustees, 707 F.3d 699 (6th Cir. 2013)(denial of zoning allowing slaughter house) Text

Spehar v. City of Mentor, Ohio, No. 1:12-CV-2855, 2013 WL 3190695 (N.D. Ohio June 21, 2013)(raising of chickens in city) Text

Rondigo, L.L.C. v. Twp. of Richmond, Mich., 522 F. App’x 283 (6th Cir.) cert. denied, 134 S. Ct. 468, 187 L. Ed. 2d 281 (2013)(complaints over composting operation) Text

Nature Conservancy, Inc. v. Sims, No. 5:07-CV-112-JMH, 2013 WL 1332445 (E.D. Ky. Mar. 28, 2013),   Text  (appeal dismissed Feb. 19, 2014 (violation of conservation easement)

McGehee v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 508 F. App’x 368 (6th Cir. 2012)(condemnation for road, claims to violate historic preservation)  Text

Gregory v. Lane, No. 3:11-CV-132, 2012 WL 5289385 (E.D. Tenn. Oct. 24, 2012)(tax issue regarding conservation easements) Text

Fuqua v. United States, 869 F. Supp. 2d 814 (W.D. Ky. 2012)(condemnation of land in flight path) Text

Nature Conservancy, Inc. v. Sims, 680 F.3d 672 (6th Cir. 2012)(violation of conservation easement) Text

Rondigo LLC v. Twp. of Richmond, Mich., No. CIV.A. 08-10432, 2012 WL 1033360 (E.D. Mich. Feb. 6, 2012) report and recommendation adopted, No. 08-CV-10432, 2012 WL 1021726 (E.D. Mich. Mar. 27, 2012) aff’d sub nom. Rondigo, L.L.C. v. Twp. of Richmond, Mich., 522 F. App’x 283 (6th Cir. 2013)(nuisance complaint over compost operation, right to farm act)

Guindon v. Twp. of Dundee, Mich., 488 F. App’x 27 (6th Cir. 2012)(trucking business against zoning) Text

Michaels v. Hackel, No. 1:08-CV-14661, 2011 WL 5184220 (E.D. Mich. Nov. 1, 2011) aff’d, 491 F. App’x 670 (6th Cir. 2012)(zoning for a composting operation) Text

McGehee v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, No. 3:11-CV-160-H, 2011 WL 2009969 (W.D. Ky. May 23, 2011)(condemnation  failed to consider the historical nature of property and possible impacts on it) Text

Gilbert v. Bartniczak, No. 10-14714, 2011 WL 1480472 (E.D. Mich. Apr. 19, 2011)(storing a trailer on a vacant lot) Text

New Day Farms, LLC v. Bd. of Tr. of York Twp., No. 2:08-cv-01107, 2009 WL 4016480 (S.D. Ohio Nov. 17, 2009) (claim fire code passed to hurt egg farm)

Rondigo, LLC v. Twp. of Richmond, No. 08-10432, 2009 WL 1811595 (E.D. Mich. June 24, 2009) (zoning violations; Younger doctrine; res judicata)

Johnecheck v. Bay Twp, 119 F.App’x 707, (6th Cir. 2004) (windfarms not qualifying under agricultural use zoning)

Vill. of Grafton v. Rural Lorain County Water Auth., 316 F.Supp.2d 568 (N.D. Ohio 2004) (rural water district’s service area)  Text

Sierra Club, Inc. v. Tyson Foods, Inc., 299 F.Supp.2d 693 (W.D. Ky. 2003) (definition of facility under CERCLA)  Text

V. Jacobs & Sons v. Saginaw County Dep’t of Public Health, 284 F.Supp.2d 711 (E.D. Mich. 2003) (standing to challenge water drilling ordinance)  Text

Lexington-S. Elkhorn Water Dist. v. City of Wilmore, Ky., 93 F.3d 230 (6th Cir. 1996)(seeking protection against encroachment)  Text

Wayne v. Vill. of Sebring, 36 F.3d 517 (6th Cir. 1994) (class action against village and village officials)   Text

France Stone Co., Inc. v. Charter Twp. of Monroe, 790 F. Supp. 707 (E.D. Mich. 1992) (mining activity on land zoned for agriculture)  Text

Milne v. Twp. of Oregon, 777 F. Supp. 536 (E.D. Mich. 1991) (dispute over permit to produce wooden pallets on tree farm in agricultural/residential zone)   Text


Wedemeyer v. CSX Transportation, Inc., 850 F.3d 889 (7th Cir. 2017). (Interstate Commerce Transportation Act and neighboring landowner claims to possession of the property.) Text

Busenbark v. Panhandle E. Pipe Line Co., No. 1:13-CV-01663-WTL, 2014 WL 6977204 (S.D. Ind. Dec. 8, 2014)(suit over pipeline access)

Busenbark v. Panhandle E. Pipe Line Co., No. 1:13-CV-01663-WTL, 2014 WL 5509283 (S.D. Ind. Oct. 31, 2014)(suit over pipeline access) Text

Muscarello v. Winnebago Cty. Bd., 702 F.3d 909 (7th Cir. 2012)(zoning for wind farm) Text

Dalzell v. Country View Family Farms, LLC, 517 F. App’x 518 (7th Cir. 2013)(challenge to CAFO, right to farm) Text

Dalzell v. Country View Family Farms, LLC, No. 1:09-CV-1567-WTL-MJD, 2012 WL 4052263 (S.D. Ind. Sept. 13, 2012) aff’d, 517 F. App’x 518 (7th Cir. 2013)(challenge to CAFO) Text

Muscarello v. Ogle County Bd. of Comm’rs, 610 F.3d 416 (7th Cir. 2010) (challenge to condemnation order for construction of windmill)  Text

Guardian Pipeline, L.L.C. v. 295.49 Acres of Land, more or less, in Brown Co., Calumet Co., Dodge Co., Fond Du Lac Co., Jefferson Co., Outagamie Co., WI, No. 08-C-0028, 2010 WL 2925845 (E.D. Wis. Jul 22, 2010) (compensation for condemned land)  Text

Muscarello v. Ogle County Bd. of Comm’rs, 610 F.3d 416, (7th Cir. 2010) (issuance of special use permits for windmills did not constitute a taking)  Text

LeVake v. Zawistowski, No. 02-C-0657-C, 2004 WL 602649 (W.D. Wis. Mar. 2, 2004) (attorney fees under state right to farm act)  Text

LeVake v. Zawistowski, No. 02-C-0657-C, 2003 WL 23095760 (W.D. Wis. Dec. 11, 2003) (lack of jurisdiction due to right to farm statute)


Trevarton v. South Dakota, 817 F.3d 1081 (8th Cir. 2016). (Easement in railroad to trail case.) Text

Rodgers v. Vilsack, No. 2:14-CV-81 NAB, 2015 WL 4488078 (E.D. Mo. July 23, 2015)(grievances regarding the Wetland Reserve Program) Text

Larson v. U.S. ex rel. Vilsak, No. 4:13CV3081, 2013 WL 4434420 (D. Neb. Aug. 15, 2013)(granting of easement in wetland)

J.D. Francis, Inc. v. Bremer Cty., Iowa, No. C09-2065, 2011 WL 978651 (N.D. Iowa Mar. 17, 2011)(challenge to zoning denial)

Overgaard v. Rock County Board of Comm’rs, No. Civ. A. 02-601, 2003 WL 21744235 (D. Minn. July 25, 2003) (hog operation challenged)

Telecorp Realty, L.L.C. v. Bd. of Adjustment of Story County, CIV. 4-01-CV-10369, 2001 WL 1678736 (S.D. Iowa Nov. 20, 2001) (granting a permit to build a tower to provide wireless phone service)

Rural Water Sys. No. 1 v. City of Sioux Ctr., Iowa, 967 F. Supp. 1483 (N.D. Iowa 1997), aff’d sub nom., Rural Water Sys. No. 1 v. City of Sioux Ctr., 202 F.3d 1035 (8th Cir. 2000) (alleged violation of Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act)   Text

Kjeldahl v. Glickman, 89 F.3d 841 (8th Cir. 1996) (dispute over lease of farmland subject to a conservation easement)


Hornish v. King County, 899 F.3d 680 (9th Cir. 2018). (Adjacent landowners challenge to Counties interest in former railroad line.) Text

Kaseburg v. Port of Seattle, No. 16-35768 (9th Cir. Aug. 3, 2018). (Railroad easement to be used as trail.) Text

Bridge Aina Le’a, LLC v. State of Hawaii Land Use Comm’n, No. CV 11-00414 SOM/BMK, 2015 WL 5063838 (D. Haw. Aug. 25, 2015)(suit regarding reclassifying land from urban to agricultural) Text

Minnick v. C.I.R., 611 F. App’x 477 (9th Cir. 2015)(judgment disallowing the deduction of a conservation easement because it was subject to a mortgage that was not subordinated at the time of the donation) Text

Schultz Family Farms LLC v. Jackson Cty., No. 1:14-CV-01975, 2015 WL 3448069 (D. Or. May 29, 2015)(suit over the growing of GMO crop in county) Text

Aana v. Pioneer Hi-Bred Int’l, Inc., No. CIV. 12-00231 LEK, 2015 WL 1534445 (D. Haw. Apr. 3, 2015) (neighbors allegations that poor soil conservation practice led to the migration of pollutants, such as dust and pesticides, that blew into the community, Right to Farm Act)

In re Schugg, No. CV-05-02045-PHX-JAT, 2015 WL 1505771 (D. Ariz. Mar. 31, 2015)(easement to rural land to allow development) Text

Aana v. Pioneer Hi-Bred Int’l, Inc., No. CIV. 12-00231 LEK, 2015 WL 181764 (D. Haw. Jan. 14, 2015) (neighbors allegations that poor soil conservation practice led to the migration of pollutants, such as dust and pesticides, that blew into the community, Right to Farm Act)

Aana v. Pioneer Hi-Bred Int’l, Inc., No. CIV. 12-00231 LEK, 2014 WL 6685628 (D. Haw. Nov. 26, 2014) (neighbors allegations that poor soil conservation practice led to the migration of pollutants, such as dust and pesticides, that blew into the community, Right to Farm Act)

Aana v. Pioneer Hi-Bred Int’l, Inc., No. CIV. 12-00231 LEK, 2014 WL 4956489 (D. Haw. Sept. 30, 2014) (neighbors allegations that poor soil conservation practice led to the migration of pollutants, such as dust and pesticides, that blew into the community, Right to Farm Act)

Syngenta Seeds, Inc. v. Cty. of Kauai, No. CIV. 14-00014 BMK, 2014 WL 4216022 (D. Haw. Aug. 25, 2014)(various zoning restrictions regarding growing of crops)

Aana v. Pioneer Hi-Bred Int’l, Inc., No. CIV. 12-00231 LEK, 2014 WL 806224 (D. Haw. Feb. 27, 2014) (neighbors allegations that poor soil conservation practice led to the migration of pollutants, such as dust and pesticides, that blew into the community, Right to Farm Act) Text

Country Mut. Ins. Co. v. DeAtley, No. 13-CV-3029-TOR, 2013 WL 6119231 (E.D. Wash. Nov. 21, 2013)(tax credits for conservation easements) Text

GLW Ventures LLC v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., No. C12-5140 RBL, 2013 WL 5406207 (W.D. Wash. Sept. 25, 2013)(attempt to legally define area of conservation easement) Text

St. Isidore Farm LLC v. Coeur d’Alene Tribe of Indians, No. 2:13-CV-00274-EJL, 2013 WL 4782140 (D. Idaho Sept. 5, 2013)(discharge of sewage on property) Text

Aana v. Pioneer Hi-Bred Int’l, Inc., 965 F. Supp. 2d 1157 (D. Haw. 2013)(neighbors allegations that poor soil conservation practice led to the migration of pollutants, such as dust and pesticides, that blew into the community, Right to Farm Act) Text

Pesky v. United States, No. CIV. 1:10-186 WBS, 2013 WL 3458068 (D. Idaho July 8, 2013)(denial of deductions for conservation easements)

Pesky v. United States, No. CIV. 1:10-186 WBS, 2013 WL 3457691 (D. Idaho July 8, 2013)(denial of deductions for conservation easements)

Casey v. Pioneer Hi-Bred Int’l, Inc., No. CIV. 12-00655 LEK, 2013 WL 1701873 (D. Haw. Apr. 17, 2013)(nuisance from dust from farm)

Pesky v. United States, No. CIV. 1:10-186 WBS, 2013 WL 97752 (D. Idaho Jan. 7, 2013)(claim of conservation easement fraud)

Anselmo v. Mull, No. CIV. 2:12-1422 WBS, 2012 WL 5304799 (E.D. Cal. Oct. 25, 2012)(nuisance complaint against ranch) Text

United States v. Hoyte, No. C10-2044BHS, 2012 WL 993094 (W.D. Wash. Mar. 22, 2012)(violation of conservation easement)

United States v. Hoyte, No. C10-2044BHS, 2012 WL 750319 (W.D. Wash. Mar. 7, 2012)(conservation easement use of land outside of easement parameters

In re Nemee, No. 09-93249-E-11, 2011 WL 10646199 (Bankr. E.D. Cal. Nov. 21, 2011)(golf course as agritourism) Text

City of Buckley v. Toman, No. 3:10-CV-05209-RBL, 2011 WL 3298418 (W.D. Wash. Aug. 1, 2011)(invalidity of conservation easement)

City of Buckley v. Toman, No. 3:10-CV-05209-RBL, 2011 WL 1668954 (W.D. Wash. May 3, 2011) order amended on denial of reconsideration, No. 3:10-CV-05209-RBL, 2011 WL 3298418 (W.D. Wash. Aug. 1, 2011)(conservation violates statute of fraud) Text

Adam Bros. Farming, Inc. v. County of Santa Barbara, 604 F.3d 1142 (9th Cir. 2010) (challenge to wetland delineation as a taking)  Text

Nicholson v. County of Stanislaus, No. CV F 09-01941 AWISMS, 2010 WL 923729 (E.D. Cal. Mar. 12, 2010) (iris farm violated zoning)  Text

Claxton v. County of Colusa, No. 2:08-cv-01058-MCE-EFB, 2010 WL 289165 (E.D. Cal. Jan. 15, 2010) (denial of permit to subdivision of farmland)  Text

United States v. Park, 658 F.Supp.2d 1236 (D. Idaho Sept. 11, 2009) (construction of term “livestock” in scenic easement)  Text

Schmidt v. Hoover, No. C. 08-5809 PJH, 2009 WL 1011715 (N.D. Cal. Apr. 15, 2009) (no liability for city in allowing open space to be grazed by cattle)

BNSF Ry. Co. v. Coconino Land & Cattle, LLC, No. 07-8068-PCT-PGR, 2009 WL 806632 (D. Ariz. Mar. 26, 2009) (existence of an entry way on to property)  Text

Citizens for Constitutional Fairness v. Jackson County, No. 08-3015-PA, 2008 WL 4890585 (D. Or. Nov. 12, 2008) (failure of county to waive zoning restriction)

United States v. Park, 536 F.3d 1058 (9th Cir. 2008) (violation of scenic easement)  Text

Fox Chapel v. Walters, No. CV 07-8008-PCT-JAT, 2007 WL 2265684 (D. Ariz. Aug. 6, 2007) (conservation easement)  Text

Nat’l Wildlife Fed’n v. Espy, 45 F.3d 1337 (9th Cir. 1995) (dispute over transfer of property without creating easements to protect wetlands)   Text

Christensen v. Yolo County Bd. of Sup’rs, 995 F.2d 161 (9th Cir. 1993) (challenge to prohibition of urban development of land)   Text

Racine v. United States, 858 F.2d 506 (9th Cir. 1988) (holding that scenic easement did not preclude construction of dude ranch)   Text

Furey v. City of Sacramento, 780 F.2d 1448 (9th Cir. 1986) (inverse condemnation action by owner of agriculturally zoned land)   Text


In re Banning Lewis Ranch Co., LLC, 532 B.R. 335 (Bankr. D. Colo. 2015)(suit against city for costs of annexing ranch property) Text

Deatley v. Allard, No. 14-CV-00100-RM-KMT, 2015 WL 134271 (D. Colo. Jan. 9, 2015)(allegations that Defendants engaged in negligent misrepresentation, professional negligence, fraud, and defamation in regards to accounting and valuation services provided to Plaintiffs with respect to conservation easements in Colorado) Text

Mitchell v. C.I.R., 775 F.3d 1243 (10th Cir. 2015)(tax deductions regarding conservation easements) Text

DeAtley v. Keybank Nat’l Ass’n, No. 12-CV-02973-PAB-BNB, 2014 WL 7435904 (D. Colo. Dec. 29, 2014)(several counts of criminal conduct in connection with the State of Colorado’s conservation easement tax credit program) Text

Esgar Corp. v. C.I.R., 744 F.3d 648 (10th Cir. 2014)(tax assessment for conservation easement) Text

Deatley v. Keybank Nat’l Ass’n, No. 12-CV-02973-PAB-BNB, 2014 WL 4436808 (D. Colo. Sept. 9, 2014)(several counts of criminal conduct in connection with the State of Colorado’s conservation easement tax credit program) Text

Deatley v. Stuart, No. 13-CV-01140-REB-BNB, 2013 WL 6068468 (D. Colo. Nov. 15, 2013) report and recommendation adopted, No. 113CV01140REBBNB, 2014 WL 700029 (D. Colo. Feb. 24, 2014), appeal dismissed (Apr. 18, 2014)(prosecution regarding conservation easement) Text

15 Corps., Inc. v. Denver Prosecutor’s Office, No. 13-CV-0251-WJM-MJW, 2013 WL 5781161 (D. Colo. Oct. 25, 2013)(complaint regarding use of conservation easement)

Bison Pipeline, LLC v. 102.84 Acres of Land, 560 F. App’x 690 (10th Cir. 2013)(easement condemnation for gas pipeline) Text

Medved v. DeAtley, No. 12-CV-03034-PAB-MEH, 2013 WL 4873054 (D. Colo. Sept. 11, 2013)(sale of income tax credits for conservation easement) Text

Alan DeAtley, NAPI (Colorado) LLC v. Keybank Nat. Ass’n, No. 12-CV-02973-PAB-BNB, 2013 WL 4502296 (D. Colo. Aug. 23, 2013)(sale of income tax credits for conservation easements) Text

Medved v. Deatley, No. 12-CV-03034-PAB-MEH, 2013 WL 3353885 (D. Colo. July 2, 2013)(allege violation in obtaining conservation easements) Text

Trout Ranch, LLC v. C.I.R., 493 F. App’x 944 (10th Cir. 2012)(charitable deduction of conservation easement) Text

Rural Water Dist. No. 4 v. City of Eudora, No. 07-2463-JAR, 2008 WL 695856 (D. Kan. Mar. 13, 2008) (annexation of rural water district’s territory)

Beckham County Rural Water Dist. No. 3 v. City of Elk City, No. CIV-05-1485-F, 2007 WL 710208 (W.D. OK Mar. 6, 2007)(rural water district)  Text

Sierra Club v. Seaboard Farms, Inc., 387 F.3d 1167 (10th Cir. 2004) (definition of “facility” under CERCLA)  Text

Messiah Baptist Church v. County of Jefferson, State of Colo., 859 F.2d 820 (10th Cir. 1988) (precluding construction of church in agricultural zone)  Text


Etherton v. City of Rainsville, No. CV-14-BE-1832-M, 2015 WL 6123213 (N.D. Ala. Oct. 19, 2015)(zoning of chicken farm) Text

Gen. Fid. Ins. Co. v. Garrett, 998 F. Supp. 2d 1312 (M.D. Ala. 2014)(audit regarding conservation easement) Text

Foley v. Orange Cty., No. 6:12-CV-269-ORL-37, 2013 WL 4110414 (M.D. Fla. Aug. 13, 2013), appeal dismissed (Dec. 9, 2013)(zoning for commercial aviary) Text

Mariculture Techs. Int’l, Inc. v. Volusia Cty., Fla., No. 6:11-CV-996-ORL-31, 2011 WL 4596457 (M.D. Fla. Oct. 3, 2011)(aquaculture facility violates county excavation policy by digging additional ponds) Text

Agripost, LLC v. Miami-Dade County, Fla., 525 F.3d 1049 (11th Cir. 2008) (no regulatory taking with revocation of conditional use permit)  Text


Welty v. United States, 926 F.3d 1319 (Fed. Cir. 2019). (Receiving funds for creating a conservation easement did not bring the landowner under the state action doctrine.) Text

Sears v. United States, No. 12-889L, 2015 WL 9311530 (Fed. Cl. Dec. 22, 2015)(rails to trails compensation) Text

Memmer v. United States, 122 Fed. Cl. 350 (2015)(rails to trails compensation) Text

Caquelin v. United States, 121 Fed. Cl. 658 (2015)(rails to trails compensation)

Adkins v. United States, No. 09-158L, 2013 WL 5879057 (Fed. Cl. Oct. 25, 2013) vacated and remanded sub nom. Rasmuson v. United States, No. 2014-5089, 2015 WL 5781506 (Fed. Cir. Oct. 5, 2015)( seek compensation for the imposition of easements for rail banking and recreational trail use placed on their parcels of land)

Adkins v. United States, No. 09-158L, 2013 WL 4813109 (Fed. Cl. Sept. 4, 2013) opinion amended and superseded, No. 09-158L, 2013 WL 5879057 (Fed. Cl. Oct. 25, 2013) vacated and remanded sub nom.

Rasmuson v. United States, No. 2014-5089, 2015 WL 5781506 (Fed. Cir. Oct. 5, 2015)(seek compensation for the imposition of easements for rail banking and recreational trail use placed on their parcels of land)

Childers v. United States, 116 Fed. Cl. 486 (2013) reconsideration denied, 118 Fed. Cl. 394 (2014)(Compensation for Rails to Trails program) Text

Childers v. United States, 112 Fed. Cl. 617 superseded, 116 Fed. Cl. 486 (2013) reconsideration denied, 118 Fed. Cl. 394 (2014)(Compensation for Rails to Trails program) Text

Martinez v. United States, 110 Fed. Cl. 349 (2013)(takings claim regarding cattle sold from national forest land) Text

Rhutasel v. United States, 105 Fed. Cl. 220 (2012)(rails to trails compensation) Text

Beres v. United States, 104 Fed. Cl. 408 (2012)(rails to trails compensation)

Buford v. United States, 103 Fed. Cl. 522 (2012)(rails to trails taking claim)

Ybanez v. United States, 98 Fed. Cl. 659 (2011)(rails to trails outside scope of easement)

Anna F. Nordhus Family Trust v. United States, 98 Fed. Cl. 331 (2011)(rails-to-trails) Text

Lost Tree Village Corp. v. United States, 92 Fed.Cl. 711 (Fed. Cl. May 27, 2010) (takings claim involving wetlands)

McDonald v. United States, 92-116L, 1997 WL 2848 (Fed. Cl. Jan. 2, 1997) aff’d, 135 F.3d 778 (Fed. Cir. 1998) (taking of crop and recreational land, statute of limitations)

Hage v. United States, 91-1470L, 1996 WL 102801 (Fed. Cl. Mar. 8, 1996) (dispute over permit to graze livestock on federal land)

Schapiro v. C.I.R., 61 T.C.M. (CCH) 2215 (T.C. 1991) (dispute over values of conservation easements)

Laughlin v. United States, 22 Cl. Ct. 85 (Cl. Ct. 1990) aff’d, 975 F.2d 869 (Fed. Cir. 1992) (farmer’s inverse condemnation claim)

Cooper v. United States, 11 Cl. Ct. 471 (Cl. Ct. 1987) rev’d, 827 F.2d 762 (Fed. Cir. 1987) (action against Government for taking without compensation)   Text


Mount Aldie, LLC v. Land Trust Of Virginia, 796 S.E.2d 549 (T.C. 2017). (Riparian buffer status in a conservation easement.) Text

Rutkoske v. Comm’r of Internal Revenue, 149 T.C. 133 (T.C. 2017). (Income from conservation easement does not constitute agricultural income.) Text

Carroll v. Comm’r of Internal Revenue, 146 T.C. 196 (T.C. 2016). (Conservation easement and proportionality requirement.) Text

Legg v. Comm’r of Internal Revenue, No. 594-14, 2015 WL 8155431 (T.C. Dec. 7, 2015)(conservation easement tax deductions) Text

Costello v. C.I.R., 109 T.C.M. (CCH) 1441 (T.C. 2015)(disallowing of deductions or conservation easements) Text

Bosque Canyon Ranch, L.P. v. C.I.R., T.C.M. (RIA) 2015-130 (T.C. 2015)( disallowing of charitable deductions for conservation easement) Text

Mitchell v. C.I.R., 106 T.C.M. (CCH) 215 (T.C. 2013) aff’d, 775 F.3d 1243 (10th Cir. 2015)(deduction for conservation easement) Text

Schmidt v. C.I.R., 108 T.C.M. (CCH) 135 (T.C. 2014)(conservation easement tax deduction) Text

Palmer Ranch Holdings Ltd. v. C.I.R., 107 T.C.M. (CCH) 1408 (T.C. 2014)(charitable contribution conservation easement)

Mountanos v. C.I.R., 107 T.C.M. (CCH) 1211 (T.C. 2014)(conservation easement tax credit) Text

Route 231, LLC v. C.I.R., 107 T.C.M. (CCH) 1155 (T.C. 2014)(conservation easement tax credit) Text

Wachter v. C.I.R., 142 T.C. 140 (2014)(conservation easement tax deductions)

Mountanos v. C.I.R., 105 T.C.M. (CCH) 1818 (T.C. 2013) adhered to on denial of reconsideration, 107 T.C.M. (CCH) 1211 (T.C. 2014)(conservation easement deductions) Text

Van Alen v. C.I.R., 106 T.C.M. (CCH) 427 (T.C. 2013), appeal dismissed (Jan. 22, 2015), appeal dismissed (Feb. 12, 2015)(sale of conservation easement) Text

Belk v. C.I.R., 140 T.C. 1 reconsideration denied, 105 T.C.M. (CCH) 1878 (T.C. 2013) and aff’d, 774 F.3d 221 (4th Cir. 2014)(tax credits for conservation easement) Text

Carpenter v. C.I.R., 106 T.C.M. (CCH) 62 (T.C. 2013)(tax deduction of conservation easement) Text

Belk v. C.I.R., 105 T.C.M. (CCH) 1878 (T.C. 2013)(tax deduction conservation easement) Text

Minnick v. C.I.R., 104 T.C.M. (CCH) 755 (T.C. 2012) aff’d, 796 F.3d 1156 (9th Cir. 2015)(tax credits for conservation easement) Text

RP Golf, LLC v. C.I.R., 104 T.C.M. (CCH) 413 (T.C. 2012)(disallowance of tax credit for conservation easement) Text

Irby v. C.I.R., 139 T.C. 371 (2012)(tax credits for conservation easement) Text

Mitchell v. C.I.R., 138 T.C. 324 (2012) opinion vacated on denial of reconsideration, 106 T.C.M. (CCH) 215 (T.C. 2013) aff’d, 775 F.3d 1243 (10th Cir. 2015)(disallowance of tax credit for conservation easement) Text

Andrew v. Teller Cty. Bd. of Equalization, 2012 COA 104, 284 P.3d 172(qualification for agricultural zoning for land) Text

Averyt v. C.I.R., 104 T.C.M. (CCH) 65 (T.C. 2012)(disallowance of conservation easements) Text

Butler v. C.I.R., 103 T.C.M. (CCH) 1359 (T.C. 2012)(conservation easement tax credit) Text

Esgar Corp. v. C.I.R., 103 T.C.M. (CCH) 1185 (T.C. 2012) aff’d, 744 F.3d 648 (10th Cir. 2014)(tax credit over conservation easement) Text

Carpenter v. C.I.R., 103 T.C.M. (CCH) 1001 (T.C. 2012)(charitable contribution of conservation easement) Text

Tempel v. C.I.R., 136 T.C. 341 (2011) aff’d sub nom. Esgar Corp. v. C.I.R., 744 F.3d 648 (10th Cir. 2014)(tax credits for donation of conservation easement) Text

Boltar, L.L.C. v. C.I.R., 136 T.C. 326 (2011)(tax assessment of the donation of conservation easements) Text

Bruce v. C.I.R., 101 T.C.M. (CCH) 1739 (T.C. 2011)(disallowance of charitable contributions of conservation easement) Text

McNeil v. C.I.R., 101 T.C.M. (CCH) 1535 (T.C. 2011)(tax determination over conservation easements) Text

Kiva Dunes Conservation, LLC v. Comm’r, T.C. Memo 2009-145 (T.C. 2009) (qualified deduction for conservation easement)  Text

Hughes v. Comm’r, T.C. Memo 2009-94, 2009 WL 1227938 (T.C. 2009) (charitable tax deduction for conservation easement granted to charity)  Text


Monroe County Commission v. Nettles, No. 1170738 (Ala. 2019). (Disused railroad easement.) Text

Gebauer v. Lake Forest Prop. Owners Ass’n, Inc., 723 So. 2d 1288 (Ala. Civ. App. 1998) (failure to prove that keeping potbellied pig as pet created nuisance in neighborhood)   Text

City of Birmingham v. Wilkinson, 516 So. 2d 585 (Ala. 1987) (dispute over annexation election)   Text

Weldon v. State, 495 So. 2d 1113 (Ala. Civ. App. 1985) aff’d as modified sub nom. Ex parte Weldon, 495 So. 2d 1121 (Ala. 1986) (action to acquire fee simple title to farm)   Text


Riddle v. Lanser, 421 P.3d 35 (Alaska 2018). (Right-to-farm statute and existing “agricultural” infrastructure.) Text


Colvin v. Graham Cty., No. 2 CA-CV 2010-0167, 2011 WL 4842468 (Ariz. Ct. App. Oct. 11, 2011)(inverse condemnation from flooding) Text

County of Cochise v. Faria, 212 P.3d 957 (Ariz. Ct. App. 2009) (heifer feeding pen operation not exempt from zoning regulation as “general agricultural purpose”)  Text

Petitioners for Deannexation v. City of Goodyear, 773 P.2d 1026 (Ariz. Ct. App. 1989) opinion approved of sub nom. Republic Inv. Fund I v. Town of Surprise, 800 P.2d 1251 (Ariz. 1990) (challenging the constitutionality of deannexation law)   Text

Goodyear Farms v. City of Avondale, 714 P.2d 426 (Ariz. Ct. App. 1985) vacated, 714 P.2d 386 (Ariz. 1986) (challenging the constitutionality of municipal annexation ordinance)   Text


Wilmoth v. Sw. Arkansas Utilities Corp., 457 S.W.3d 694 (Ark. Ct. App. 2015)(utility easement over wild game park, suit over compensation) Text

City of Jacksonville v. Nixon, 2014 Ark. App. 485, 442 S.W.3d 906 (2014)(challenge to compensation for condemnation) Text

Green v. Alpharma, Inc., 284 S.W.3d 29 (Ark. 2008) (claim that chicken litter causes cancer)  Text

Utley v. City of Dover, 101 S.W.3d 191 (Ark. 2003) (annexation)  Text

Town of Houston v. Carden, 965 S.W.2d 131 (Ark. 1998) (challenging county court’s annexation order)   Text

Arkansas State Highway Comm’n v. Lee Wilson & Co., Inc., 858 S.W.2d 137 (Ark. Ct. App. 1993) (dispute over compensation for lands taken by highway commission)   Text

Arkansas State Highway Comm’n v. Russell, CA 91-143, 1991 WL 198884 (Ark. Ct. App. Oct. 2, 1991) (eminent domain for highway improvement)

Gay v. City of Springdale, 696 S.W.2d 723 (Ark. 1985) (challenging the validity of municipal annexation)   Text

Holmes v. City of Little Rock, 686 S.W.2d 425 (Ark. 1985) (challenge to annexation ordinance)   Text


DeLucchi v. Cty. of Colusa, No. C069632, 2015 WL 177397 (Cal. Ct. App. Jan. 14, 2015)(private access to property) Text

Paulek v. Dep’t of Fish & Game, No. D065278, 2014 WL 5448350 (Cal. Ct. App. Oct. 28, 2014), reh’g denied (Nov. 14, 2014)(environmental review conservation easement) Text

Protect Agric. Land v. Stanislaus Cty. Local Agency Formation Comm’n, 223 Cal. App. 4th 550, 167 Cal. Rptr. 3d 343 (2014)(challenge to the annexation of farm land) Text

Sohal v. People, No. C073725, 2014 WL 1713563 (Cal. Ct. App. Apr. 29, 2014)  Text, reh’g denied (May 19, 2014), review denied (July 9, 2014)(valuation of lease on land being condemned)

W&W El Camino Real, LLC v. Fowler, 226 Cal. App. 4th 263, 171 Cal. Rptr. 3d 819 (2014)(down slope neighbor nuisance over drainage) Text

McDonnell v. Jarvis, No. H036490, 2013 WL 5738928 (Cal. Ct. App. Oct. 23, 2013), as modified on denial of reh’g (Nov. 15, 2013), review denied (Feb. 11, 2014)  Text

Masonite Corp. v. Cty. of Mendocino, 218 Cal. App. 4th 230, 159 Cal. Rptr. 3d 860 (2013)(agricultural conservation easement as mitigation) Text

Tresch v. Cty. of Sonoma Agric. Pres. & Open Space Dist. Bd. of Directors, No. A133472, 2013 WL 51786 (Cal. Ct. App. Jan. 4, 2013)(interpretation of conservation easement to allow wildlife preserve on agricultural land)

Wooster v. Dep’t of Fish & Game, 211 Cal. App. 4th 1020, 151 Cal. Rptr. 3d 340 (2012)(challenge to validity of conservation easement) Text

Save Our Specific Plan v. Cty. of Orange, No. G046416, 2013 WL 286314 (Cal. Ct. App. Jan. 25, 2013)(zoning to allow wine tastings on property)

Rivera v. Cty. of Solano, No. A133616, 2012 WL 3871930 (Cal. Ct. App. Sept. 7, 2012)(zoning rule limiting the number of roosters) Text

Alberta Hale Land Trust, Inc. v. Bonneau, No. C061945, 2012 WL 136008 (Cal. Ct. App. Jan. 18, 2012)( whether easements or constructive trusts should be imposed on land) Text

S. Sutter, LLC v. LJ Sutter Partners, L.P., 193 Cal. App. 4th 634, 123 Cal. Rptr. 3d 301 (2011)(holder of option to purchase conservation easement brought suit) Text

Building Industry Assn. of Cent. California v. County of Stanislaus, 190 Cal.App.4th 582 (Cal.Ct. App. 2010) (rezoning of land from agricultural to residential use conditioned upon obtaining agricultural easements)  Text

Cherry Valley Pass Acres and Neighbors v. City of Beaumont, 190 Cal.App.4th 316 (Cal. Ct. App. 2010) (environmental impact report regarding agricultural impact on development project)  Text

Shaw v. County of Santa Cruz, No. H031108, 2008 WL 5274617 (Cal. Ct. App. Dec. 19, 2008) (inverse condemnation claim; failure to grant electrical permit)  Text

County of Humboldt v. McKee, 82 Cal.Rptr.3d 38 (Cal. Ct. App. 2008) (breach of agricultural preservation agreement)  Text

Turlock Irrigation Dist. v. Zanker, 140 Cal.App.4th 1047 (Cal. Ct. App. 2006) (water connection was authorized)   Text

San Joaquin Local Agency Formation Comm’n v. Superior Court, 162 Cal.App.4th 159 (Cal. Ct. App. 2008) (review of denial for irrigation district to provide power service)  Text

Adams Bros. Farming, Inc. v. County of Santa Barbara, No. B180880, 2008 WL 565025 (Cal. Ct. App. Mar. 4, 2008) (challenging a county’s community plan)  Text

Fickewirth v. County of Placer, No. C049669, 2006 WL 2567998 (Cal. Ct. App. Sept. 7, 2006) (incompatible use with an “agricultural area”)

S. County Citizens for Responsible Growth v. City of Elk Grove, No. C042302, 2004 WL 219789 (Cal. App. 3 Dist. Feb. 5, 2004) (zoning)

Rancho Viejo, LLC v. Tres Amigos Viejos, LLC, 100 Cal. App. 4th 550 (Cal. Ct. App. 2002) (right to farm)  Text

City of Stockton v. Albert Brocchini Farms, Inc., 92 Cal. App. 4th 193 (Cal. Ct. App. 2001) (eminent domain action by city)   Text

Ventura County Flood Control Dist. v. Campbell, 71 Cal. App. 4th 211 (Cal. Ct. App. 1999) (eminent domain action by county flood control district)   Text

Contra Costa Water Dist. v. Vaquero Farms, Inc., 58 Cal. App. 4th 883 (Cal. Ct. App. 1997) (eminent domain by water district)   Text

DeVita v. County of Napa, 889 P.2d 1019 (Cal. 1995) (dispute over redesignation of agricultural land)   Text

Carter v. City of Porterville, 17 Cal. App. 4th 1588 (Cal. Ct. App. 1993) (action for inverse condemnation against city)

City of Porterville v. Young, 195 Cal. App. 3d 1260 (Cal. Ct. App. 1987) (eminent domain action)   Text

Teresi v. State of California, 180 Cal. App. 3d 239 (Cal. Ct. App. 1986) (inverse condemnation and negligence claim)   Text

Imperial Cattle Co. v. Imperial Irrigation Dist., 167 Cal. App. 3d 263 (Cal. Ct. App. 1985), disapproved of by, Bunch v. Coachella Valley Water Dist., 935 P.2d 796 (Cal. 1997) (action against irrigation district for damages caused by feedlot flooding)   Text


Atherton v. Brohl, 2015 COA 59, 353 P.3d 907(tax deductions conservation easement) Text

Ranch O, LLC v. Colorado Cattlemen’s Agric. Land Trust, 2015 COA 20 cert. denied, No. 15SC295, 2015 WL 6663273 (Colo. Nov. 2, 2015)(seek to invalidate conservation easement as signer did not have authority to grant easement) Text

Markus v. Brohl, 2014 COA 146 (disallowing conservation easement) Text

People v. Atherton, No. 13PDJ037, 2013 WL 6150721 (Colo. O.P.D.J. Nov. 7, 2013)(attorney discipline regarding conservation easement)

Andrew v. Teller Cty. Bd. of Equalization, 2012 COA 104, 284 P.3d 172 (nonagricultural property tax classification) Text

Mesa Cty. Land Conservancy, Inc. v. Allen, 2012 COA 95, 318 P.3d 46(violation of conservation easements, easement over shared ditches) Text

Farm Deals, LLLP v. State, 2012 COA 6, 300 P.3d 921(denied income tax credits for conservation easements) Text

Kowalchik v. Brohl, 2012 COA 49(tax credit for conservation easement) Text

Kowalchik v. Brohl, 2012 COA 25, 277 P.3d 885(disallowance of tax credits for conservation easements) Text

Land Owners United, LLC v. Waters, 293 P.3d 86 (Colo. App. 2011), as modified on denial of reh’g (Sept. 29, 2011)(request for information regarding conservation easement appraisals) Text

City of Steamboat Springs v. Johnson, No. 09CA2520, 2010 WL 3035202 (Colo. Ct. App. Aug 05, 2010) (condemnation of greenbelt areas for highway use)  Text

Palizzi v. City of Brighton, 228 P.3d 957 (Colo. 2010) (evidence to determine market value for condemned farm land)  Text

Bd. of County Comm’r v. Rohrbach, 226 P.3d 1184 (Colo. Ct. App. 2009) (failure by board to prove land was zoned agricultural)  Text

Huber v. Kenna, 205 P.3d 1158 (Colo. 2009) (tax credit for donation of conservation easement is for aggregate value of donation)  Text

Zweygardt v. Bd. of County Comm’rs of County of Elbert, 190 P.3d 848 (Colo. Ct. App. 2008) (“farm and ranch” zoning exception)  Text

High Plains A & M, LLC v. Se. Colo. Water Conservancy Dist., 120 P.3d 710 (Colo. 2005) (change in use of water from irrigation to municipal)  Text

ISG, LLC v. Ark. Valley Ditch Ass’n, 120 P.3d 724 (Colo. 2005) (change in use of water from irrigation to municipal)   Text

E. Meadows Co., LLC v. Greeley Irrigation Co., 66 P.3d 214 (Colo. Ct. App. 2003) (overflow of irrigation district’s trash racks near subdivision)  Text

Herring v. Platte River Power Auth., 728 P.2d 709 (Colo. 1986) (damages in condemnation proceedings)   Text

Linnebur v. Pub. Serv. Co. of Colorado, 716 P.2d 1120 (Colo. 1986) (action to condemn easement for installation of electrical transmission line)   Text


Lane v. Cashman, No. MMXCV126008324, 2015 WL 5136452 (Conn. Super. Ct. July 30, 2015)(keeping of cattle, selling of mulch and firewood)

Brady v. Easton Zoning Bd. of Appeals, No. CV126028607S, 2013 WL 4734883 (Conn. Super. Ct. Aug. 13, 2013)(zoning for horse barn)

Gwiazdowski v. Town of Lisbon Planning & Zoning Comm’n, No. CV116007639, 2013 WL 4504833 (Conn. Super. Ct. July 31, 2013)(zoning to put in horse center)

Lyme Land Conservation Trust, Inc. v. Planter, No. CV096001607, 2013 WL 3625348 (Conn. Super. Ct. May 29, 2013)(dispute over conservation easement) Text

Caporaso v. Prospect Zoning Bd. of Appeals, No. UWYCV126012856S, 2013 WL 2383607 (Conn. Super. Ct. May 14, 2013)(zoning for greenhouses)

Kawa v. Hartland Zoning Bd. of Appeals, No. LLICV126006464S, 2013 WL 2350753 (Conn. Super. Ct. May 6, 2013)(zoning issue regarding firewood business)

Benyei v. Town of Redding Zoning Comm’n, No. LNDHHDCV106036318S, 2013 WL 811857 (Conn. Super. Ct. Jan. 25, 2013)(zoning to building riding arena)

Gwiazdowski v. Town of Lisbon Planning & Zoning Comm’n, No. CV116007639, 2013 WL 593916 (Conn. Super. Ct. Jan. 23, 2013)(special permit to build horse facility)

Eureka V LLC v. Town of Ridgefield, 289 F.R.D. 27 (D. Conn. 2012) aff’d, 535 F. App’x 41 (2d Cir. 2013)(action to enjoin town from taking farm by eminent domain) Text

McEvoy v. Palumbo, No. CV106002253S, 2011 WL 6117924 (Conn. Super. Ct. Nov. 16, 2011)(mowing land under conservation easement to remain in natural state)

Gosselin v. Lisbon Bd. of Assessment Appeals, No. CV094009784S, 2011 WL 6117893 (Conn. Super. Ct. Nov. 16, 2011)(reclassification of property from farmland to vacant land) Text

Contino v. Town of Ledyard Zoning Bd. of Appeals, No. CV106004350, 2011 WL 1887103 (Conn. Super. Ct. Apr. 21, 2011)(whether kennel violates agricultural zoning)

Bauer v. Beard, No. CV106010155, 2011 WL 1759145 (Conn. Super. Ct. Apr. 15, 2011)(whether creating loam violates agriculture zoning)

Mid Block Development, LLC v. Laydon Industries, Inc., No. CV096006032, 2010 WL 3025165 (Conn. Super. Ct. Jun 24, 2010) (negligence action)

Conservation Comm’n of Fairfield v. Dimaria, 989 A.2d 131, (Conn. App. Ct. 2010) (conservation easement; removal of fill material)  Text

Hills v. Middletown Zoning Bd. of Appeals, No. CV084008624S, 2010 WL 625807 (Conn. App. Ct. Jan. 15, 2010) (horse training was not agriculture for zoning purposes)

Lallier v. Zoning Bd. of Appeals of Stafford, 986 A.2d 343 (Conn. App. Ct. 2010) (review of approval of permit to remove gravel)  Text

Red 11, LLC v. Conservation Comm’n of Town of Fairfield, 980 A.2d 917 (Conn. App. Ct. 2009) (jurisdiction of city commission over wetlands)  Text

Town of Canterbury v. Deojay, 971 A.2d 70, 114 Conn. App. 695 (Conn. App. Ct. 2009) (violation of zoning requirements when creating farm)  Text

Heim v. Zoning Bd. of Appeals of New Canaan, 953 A.2d 877 (Conn. 2008) (denial of zoning permit for vet clinic)  Text

Richardson v. Zoning Comm’n of Redding, 944 A.2d 360 (Conn. App. Ct. 2008) (proposed barn incidental to “farming” exception in zoning ordinances)  Text

Lutz v. Planning & Zoning Comm’n of Haddam, No. CV074006701, 2008 WL 1971526 (Conn. Super. Ct. 2008) (review of granting special exemption for horse stable)

Borrelli v. Zoning Bd. of Appeals of Middletown, 941 A.2d 966 (Conn. App. Ct. 2008) (horse boarding facility did not violate zoning regulations)  Text

Gresczyk v. Landis, No. HHCV044004887, 2006 WL 1644545 (Conn. Super. Ct. May 25, 2006)(Violation of farmland preservation agreement)

Morytko v. Westfort, No. CV0400600S, 2005 WL 1524799 (Conn. Super. Ct. May 31, 2005)(Right to Farm Act’s application)

Havlicek v. Hills, No. CV030102301, 2003 WL 22962871 (Conn. Super. Ct. Dec. 5, 2003) (right to farm act)

Pestey v. Cushman, 788 A.2d 496 (Conn. 2002) (dairy as common law nuisance)  Text

Town of Newington v. Estate of Young, 777 A.2d 219 (Conn. Super. Ct. 2000) (dispute over town’s condemnation of farmland)

Southbury Land Trust, Inc. v. Andricovich, 757 A.2d 1263 (Conn. App. Ct. 2000) (dispute over parcel which was subject to conservation easement)   Text

Cumberland Farms, Inc. v. Town of Groton, 539192, 1999 WL 1063284 (Conn. Super. Ct. Nov. 4, 1999) aff’d, 808 A.2d 1107 (Conn. 2002) (dispute over the right to a jury trial in an inverse condemnation action)

Pestey v. Cushman, 530238, 1994 WL 720359 (Conn. Super. Ct. 1994) (action against dairy farmers, including nuisance claim)

S. Farms Associates Ltd. P’ship v. Burns, 644 A.2d 940 (Conn. App. Ct. 1994) (dispute over damages caused by taking of land)   Text

Conyers Farm Corp. v. Lev, CV 90 0107880, 1994 WL 240448 (Conn. Super. Ct. May 25, 1994) (alleged violation of restrictive covenants)


Protect Our Indian River v. Sussex Cty. Bd. of Adjustment, No. CV S13A-12-002 (RFS), 2015 WL 4498971 (Del. Super. July 2, 2015)(zoning for poultry processing)

CCS Investors, LLC v. Brown, 977 A.2d 301 (Del. 2009) (awareness of conservation easement; variance)  Text

In re 244.5 Acres of Land, 808 A.2d 753 (Del. 2002) (ag preservation district)

Lawson v. Sussex County Council, CIV. A. 1615-S, 1995 WL 405733 (Del. Ch. June 14, 1995) (challenging the validity of ordinance changing land from agricultural residential heavy industrial)

City of Dover v. Cartanza, 541 A.2d 580 (Del. Super. Ct. 1988) (city’s action to condemn certain agricultural lands)   Text


Teitelbaum, v. S. Florida Water Mgmt. Dist., 176 So. 3d 998 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2015)(claim of depressing land values for condemnation by not approving zoning) Text

Advisory Opinion to Atty. Gen. re Water & Land Conservation–Dedicates Funds to Acquire & Restore Florida Conservation & Recreation Lands, 123 So. 3d 47 (Fla. 2013)(advisory opinion regarding ballot initiative regarding conservation easements) Text

State v. Basford, 119 So. 3d 478 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2013), reh’g denied (Aug. 29, 2013)(inverse condemnation claim regarding the banning of penning pregnant pigs) Text

Wilson v. Palm Beach Cty., 62 So. 3d 1247 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2011)(nursery sued under right to farm act for conditions imposed under zoning) Text

Keene v. Zoning Bd. of Adjustment, 22 So.3d 665 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2009) (challenging special use permit for horse stable)  Text

Kupke v. Orange County, 838 So.2d 598 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2003) (due process)  Text

Brevard County v. A. Duda & Sons, Inc., 742 So. 2d 476 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 1999) (action to acquire drainage easement)   Text

Florida Dep’t. of Agric. v. Go Bungee, Inc., 678 So. 2d 920 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 1996) (inverse condemnation action)   Text

Polk County v. Grooms, 625 So. 2d 1249 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 1993) (reversal of business damages in an eminent domain proceeding)   Text

Conner v. Mid-Florida Growers, Inc., 541 So. 2d 1252 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 1989) (challenge to the inverse condemnation judgment)   Text

Schick v. Florida Dep’t. of Agric., 504 So. 2d 1318 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 1987) (claim for inverse condemnation)   Text

Carvel Corp. v. Div. of Admin., State Dep’t. of Transp., 473 So. 2d 48 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 1985) (defining of the highest and best use of agricultural property)   Text


City of Suwanee v. Settles Bridge Farm, LLC, 292 Ga. 434, 738 S.E.2d 597 (2013)(inverse condemnation regarding zoning of large structures) Text

C & H Dev., LLC v. Franklin County, 670 S.E.2d 491 (Ga. Ct. App. 2008) (review of conditional use permit issued for chicken house)  Text

Morrison v. Claborn, 669 S.E.2d 492 (Ga. Ct. App. 2008) (denial of conservation use assessment of property)  Text

Cherokee County v. City of Holly Springs, 667 S.E.2d 78 (Ga. 2008) (injunction to prevent annexation)  Text

Dep’t of Transp. v. Patten Seed Co., 660 S.E.2d 30 (Ga. Ct. App. 2008) (just compensation for condemnation of agricultural land)  Text

Terrell v. Payne, 622 S.E.2d 330 (Ga. 2005) (nuisance)  Text

Payne v. Terrell, 604 S.E.2d 551 (Ga. Ct. App. 2004) (nuisance)  Text

Gibson v. Huffman, 540 S.E.2d 222 (Ga. Ct. App. 2000) (alleged violation of restrictive covenant by residential development)   Text

Dep’t of Transp. v. Davison Inv. Co., Inc., 470 S.E.2d 900 (Ga. Ct. App. 1996), rev’d sub nom. , Dep’t of Transp. v. Davison Inv. Co., 481 S.E.2d 522 (Ga. 1997), vacated, 486 S.E.2d 83 (Ga. Ct. App. 1997) (farmland condemnation by transportation department)   Text

Bland v. Bulloch County, 422 S.E.2d 223 (Ga. Ct. App. 1992) (dispute over damages for partial taking of land)   Text

Holbrook v. Davison, 375 S.E.2d 840 (Ga. 1989) (alleged violation of restrictive covenants by using lots to maintain cows and horses)   Text


Sierra Club v. D.R. Horton-Schuler Homes, LLC, No. SCAP-13-0002266, 2015 WL 9306955 (Haw. Dec. 22, 2015)( zoning change of agricultural land to urban) Text

County of Hawaii v. Ala Loop Homeowners, 235 P.3d 1103 (Haw 2010) (charter school creating a working farm in an agricultural district)  Text

County of Hawaii v. Ala Loop Homeowners, No. 27707, 2009 WL 623377 (Haw. Ct. App. Mar. 12, 2009) (challenging special use permit for agricultural district)  Text

Save Sunset Beach Coal. v. City & County of Honolulu, 78 P.3d 1 (Haw. 2003)(changing agricultural zoning district)  Text

Curtis v. Bd. of Appeals, County of Hawai’i, 978 P.2d 822 (Haw. 1999) (cellular phone towers in agricultural districts)   Text

Maha’ulepu v. Land Use Comm’n, 790 P.2d 906 (Haw. 1990) (dispute over permit for construction of golf course on prime agricultural land)   Text


Minnick v. Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley, LLP, 157 Idaho 863, 341 P.3d 580 (2015)(negligence claim regarding formation of conservation easement) Text

Giltner Dairy, LLC v. Jerome Cty., 150 Idaho 559, 249 P.3d 358 (2011) (rezoning of land adjacent to dairy) Text

Idaho Dairymen’s Ass’n v. Gooding County, 227 P.3d 907 (Idaho 2010) (challenging county CAFO ordinance)   Text

Moon v. N. Idaho Farmers Ass’n, 96 P.3d 637 (Idaho 2004) (constitutionality of Smoke Management and Crop Residue Disposal Act)  Text

McAnally v. Bonjac, Inc., 50 P.3d 983 (Idaho 2002) (out-of-state jurisdiction over farm)  Text

Scott v. Gooding County, 46 P.3d 23, 26 (Idaho 2002) (county CAFO ordinance challenged)  Text

Gooding County v. Wybenga, 46 P.3d 18 (Idaho 2002) (county CAFO ordinance upheld)  Text

Whitted v. Canyon County Board of Comm’rs, 44 P.3d 1173 (Idaho 2002) (development of farmland allowed)  Text

Crea v. Crea, 16 P.3d 922 (Idaho 2000) (determination that expanded farrow-to-finish hog operation was private nuisance)   Text

Price v. Payette County Bd. of County Comm’rs, 958 P.2d 583 (Idaho 1998) (dispute over zoning change of property from prime agricultural to residential)   Text

Howard v. Canyon County Bd. of Comm’rs, 915 P.2d 709 (Idaho 1996) (denying placement of residential subdivision on land zoned for agricultural use)   Text

Baxter v. City of Preston, 768 P.2d 1340 (Idaho 1989) (alleged violation of zoning ordinance by extension of nonconforming use)   Text


Beeson v. Beeson, 2015 IL App (2d) 150158-U(violation of conservation easement)

Woody v. Willaredt, 2015 IL App (5th) 140197-U(charges of keeping farm animals in city limits)

City of Sparta v. Page, 2015 IL App (5th) 140463-U(raising chickens in violation of zoning)

Tipton v. Madison Cty., 2015 IL App (5th) 140186, 35 N.E.3d 76 (failure to exhaust administrative options for zoning)  Text

Vill. of LaFayette v. Brown, 2015 IL App (3d) 130445, 27 N.E.3d 687 appeal denied, 32 N.E.3d 678 (Ill. 2015)(city ordinance which declared commercial farming in city a nuisance) Text

Drury v. LeCompte, 2014 IL App (1st) 121894-U appeal denied, 20 N.E.3d 1252 (Ill. 2014)(horse boarding facility zoning)

Toftoy v. Rosenwinkel, 2012 IL 113569, 983 N.E.2d 463(private nuisance claim against cattel operation for stable flies) Text

Toftoy v. Rosenwinkel, 2011 IL App (2d) 100565, 961 N.E.2d 363 rev’d, 2012 IL 113569, 983 N.E.2d 463(complaint for private nuisance over cattle operation and stable flies, farm nuisance act) Text

King v. De Kalb County Planning Dep’t, 917 N.E.2d 36 (Ill. App. Ct. 2009) (denial of permit to build farm residence)  Text

In re Vill. of Bull Valley, 912 N.E.2d 194 (Ill. App. Ct. 2009) (annexation of farmland by city)  Text

Rochester Buckhart Action Group v. Young, 887 N.E.2d 49 (Ill. App. Ct. 2008) (application of state livestock management facilities act)  Text

Elementary Sch. Dist. 159 v. Schiller, 849 N.E.2d 349 (Ill. 2006) (annexation)  Text

County of Kendall v. Rosenwinkel, 818 N.E.2d 425 (Ill. App. Ct. 2004) (zoning violations in building a grain bin)  Text

Dep’t of Transp. v. Sunnyside P’ship, LP., 785 N.E.2d 1018 (Ill. App. Ct. 2003) (compliance with farmland preservation act when exercising eminent domain power)  Text

Dep’t of Transp. v. Bolis, 730 N.E.2d 1152 (Ill. App. Ct. 2000) (eminent domain action)   Text

N. Trust Bank/Lake Forest, N.A. v. County of Lake, 723 N.E.2d 1269 (Ill. App. Ct. 2000) (affirming denial of application to rezone property from countryside to suburban)   Text

Twigg v. County of Will, 627 N.E.2d 742 (Ill. App. Ct. 1994) (challenging the constitutionality of zoning ordinance, agricultural classification)   Text

PBM Stone, Inc. v. Palzer, 622 N.E.2d 71 (Ill. App. Ct. 1993) (quarry operation in agricultural district)   Text

Citizens For Conservation v. Vill. of Lake Barrington, 608 N.E.2d 653 (Ill. App. Ct. 1993) (petition to disconnect territory from village)   Text

New Lenox State Bank v. County of Will, 563 N.E.2d 505 (Ill. App. Ct. 1990) (dispute over rezoning from agricultural to intensive industrial use)   Text

Vill. of Goodfield v. Jamison, 544 N.E.2d 1229 (Ill. App. Ct. 1989) (dispute over building of hog transfer station close to corporate limits of village)   Text

Town of Libertyville v. Cont’l Illinois Nat. Bank & Trust Co. of Chicago, 543 N.E.2d 350 (Ill. App. Ct. 1989) (action to condemn interest in farm land)   Text

Kolstad v. Rankin, 534 N.E.2d 1373 (Ill. App. Ct. 1989) (nuisance suit owner of firing range)   Text

Town of Libertyville v. Connors, 541 N.E.2d 250 (Ill. App. Ct. 1989) (dispute over agricultural exception to condemnation)   Text

Dep’t of Transp. of State of Ill., for & on Behalf of People v. Gass, 519 N.E.2d 90 (Ill. App. Ct. 1988), overruled by, Illinois State Toll Highway Auth. v. Am. Nat. Bank & Trust Co. of Chicago, 642 N.E.2d 1249 (Ill. 1994) (eminent domain with respect to farm needed for construction of interstate highway)   Text

Town of Libertyville v. Bank of Waukegan, 504 N.E.2d 1305 (Ill. App. Ct. 1987) (authority to condemn a conservation easement on agricultural land)   Text

Knor v. Madison County, 502 N.E.2d 1063 (Ill. App. Ct. 1986) (dispute over permit to establish gun club in agricultural district)   Text

Dep’t of Transp. for & on Behalf of People v. Keller, 500 N.E.2d 982 (Ill. App. Ct. 1986) (action to condemn land for purpose of constructing highway)   Text

City Nat. Bank of Kankakee v. Kendall County, 489 N.E.2d 486 (Ill. App. Ct. 1986) (challenging constitutionality of zoning ordinance)   Text


Blackford v. Boone Cty. Area Plan Comm’n, No. 06A01-1410-MI-437, 2015 WL 5306314 (Ind. Ct. App. Sept. 11, 2015)(storage of construction materials violate zoning) Text

John D. Jenkins Revocable Living Trust v. Peru Util. Serv. Bd., 29 N.E.3d 180 (Ind. Ct. App. 2015)(Trespass claim regarding easement) Text

Cty. of Lake v. Pahl, 28 N.E.3d 1092 (Ind. Ct. App.), reh’g denied (June 24, 2015), transfer denied, 40 N.E.3d 856 (Ind. 2015)(violation of zoning for having livestock instead of crop) Text

Kruse v. DeKalb Cty. Plan Comm’n, 29 N.E.3d 821 (Ind. Ct. App.) transfer denied, 35 N.E.3d 671 (Ind. 2015)(building a residence on farm in violation of subdivision requirement)

McVicars v. Christensen, 156 Idaho 58, 320 P.3d 948 (2014), as corrected (Feb. 20, 2014)(nuisance claim against neighbor’s riding facility, right to farm) Text

Parker v. Obert’s Legacy Dairy, LLC, 988 N.E.2d 319 (Ind. Ct. App. 2013)(nuisance claim against neighboring dairy) Text

John D. Jenkins Revocable Living Trust v. Peru Util. Serv. Bd., 961 N.E.2d 1047 (Ind. Ct. App. 2012)(sewer line easement across farm) Text

Clark Cty. Bd. of Aviation Comm’rs v. Dreyer, 959 N.E.2d 400 (Ind. Ct. App. 2011)(eminent domain of property, valuation as agricultural land) Text

Stickdorn v. Zook, 957 N.E.2d 1014 (Ind. Ct. App. 2011)(dairy farm sued for nuisance over smells) Text

Daily v. Columbus Bd. of Zoning Appeals, 909 N.E.2d 1038 (Ind. Ct. App. 2009) (denial of temporary use permit for a farmers’ market)  Text

Thomas v. Blackford County Area Bd. of Zoning Appeals, 907 N.E.2d 988 (Ind. 2009) (no standing to challenge special exception to zoning law received by dairy)  Text

Benton County Remonstrators v. Bd. of Zoning Appeals of Benton County, 905 N.E.2d 1090 (Ind. Ct. App. 2009) (two special applications granted for CAFO construction; proper notice given to landowners)  Text

Daily v. Columbus Bd. of Zoning Appeals, 904 N.E.2d 343 (Ind. Ct. App. 2009) (denial of temporary use permit for a farmers’ market)  Text

Lindsey v. DeGroot, 898 N.E.2d 1251 (Ind. Ct. App. 2009) (constitutionality of Right to Farm Act; negligence claim covered by Right to Farm statute)  Text

Terra Nova Dairy, LLC v. Wabash County Bd. of Zoning Appeals, 890 N.E.2d 98 (Ind. Ct. App. 2008) (denial of improvement location permit for new dairy)  Text

Thomas v. Blackford County Area Bd. of Zoning Appeals, No. 05A04-0711-CV-731, 2008 WL 2854526 (Ind. Ct. App. July 25, 2008) (standing to challenge grant of CAFO special zoning exemption)

In re Membership of Benton County Bd. of Zoning Appeals, 886 N.E.2d 654, 2008 WL 2152348 (Ind. Ct. App. 2008) (conflict of interest by zoning authority)

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

Ind. Dep’t of Natural Res. v. Newton County, 802 N.E.2d 430 (Ind. 2004) (County Farmland Preservation ordinance challenged)  Text

Bradley v. City of New Castle, 730 N.E.2d 771 (Ind. Ct. App. 2000), transfer granted, opinion vacated, 753 N.E.2d 10 (Ind. 2001), vacated, 764 N.E.2d 212 (Ind. 2002) (dispute over annexation)   Text

Town of Newburgh v. Pecka, 609 N.E.2d 1152 (Ind. Ct. App. 1993) (lost profits from farming were not appropriate element of damages in condemnation proceeding)   Text

Day v. Ryan, 560 N.E.2d 77 (Ind. Ct. App. 1990) (violation of agricultural zoning ordinance by stockyard owners)   Text


Residental and Ag. v. Dyersville City, 888 N.W.2d 24 (Iowa 2016). (Change in zoning for “Field of Dreams” movie site.) Text

Arnburg v. Earlham Bd. of Adjustment, City of Earlham, 852 N.W.2d 20 (Iowa Ct. App. 2014)  Text

Lang v. Linn Cty. Bd. of Adjustment, 829 N.W.2d 1 (Iowa 2013)(agricultural exemption from zoning) Text

Madison Cty. v. Patterson, 834 N.W.2d 872 (Iowa Ct. App. 2013)(zoning over land material recycling) Text

Paulsen v. City of W. Des Moines, 817 N.W.2d 31 (Iowa Ct. App. 2012)(diminished value of farm land after condemnation and access issues) Text

Johnson v. Des Moines Metro. Wastewater Reclamation Auth., 814 N.W.2d 240 (Iowa 2012)(condemnation of farmland next to airport) Text

Cobbum v. Town of Cromwell, 949 N.E.2d 889 (Ind. Ct. App. 2011) Text

Green v. Wilderness Ridge, L.L.C., 801 N.W.2d 378 (Iowa Ct. App. 2011)(condemnation impact on farming operation) Text

Dalarna Farms v. Access Energy Coop., 792 N.W.2d 656 (Iowa 2010) (nuisance action by dairy against electric utility for low milk production due to stray voltage)  Text

City of Clear Lake v. Kramer, No. 9-1689, 2010 WL 3157759 (Iowa. Ct. App. Aug. 11, 2010) (impact of new zoning restricts on prior owner)  Text

City of Johnston v. Christenson, No. 07-1857, 2009 WL 1211868 (Iowa Ct. App. May 6, 2009) (nonconforming use)  Text

Vanwyk Farms, L.C. v. Poweshiek County Bd. of Supervisors, No. 07-1958, 2009 WL 778086 (Iowa Ct. App. March 26, 2009) (challenging rezoning for agricultural purposes for building of an ethanol plant)  Text

Simpson v. Kollasch, 749 N.W.2d 671 (Iowa 2008) (failure to prove anticipatory negligence by neighbors of a hog farm)  Text

Worth County Friends of Agric. v. Worth County, 688 N.W.2d 257 (Iowa 2004) (home rule authority)  Text

Gacke v. Pork Xtra, L.L.C., 684 N.W.2d 168 (Iowa 2004) (validity of right to farm law)  Text

In re Estate of Hurt, 681 N.W.2d 257 (Iowa 2004) (validity of agricultural easement)  Text

Martins v. Interstate Power Co., 652 N.W.2d 657 (Iowa 2002) (stray voltage nuisance claim)  Text

Comes v. City of Atl., 601 N.W.2d 93 (Iowa 1999) (action to enjoin city from condemnation of farm)   Text

Kuehl v. Cass County, 555 N.W.2d 686 (Iowa 1996) (“agricultural purposes” exemption and zoning regulations)   Text

Goodwin v. Iowa State Highway Comm’n, 369 N.W.2d 816 (Iowa 1985) (abandoned eminent domain proceeding and compensation)   Text

Little v. Winborn, 518 N.W.2d 384 (Iowa 1994) (challenging rezoning of agricultural property)   Text


Miller v. Preisser, 295 Kan. 356, 284 P.3d 290 (2012)(eminent domain action, best use of property adjacent) Text

Davidson v. City of Edwardsville, 281 P.3d 598 (Kan. Ct. App. 2012)(horse breeding zoning issue)

Miami Cty. Bd. of Comm’rs v. Kanza Rail-Trails Conservancy, Inc., 292 Kan. 285, 255 P.3d 1186 (2011)(rails to trails taking) Text

Zimmerman v. Bd. of County Comm’rs, 218 P.3d 400 (Kan. 2009) (zoning to prohibit wind farms)  Text

Bice v. City of Rexford, 2007 WL 2915611, (Kan. Ct. App. Oct. 5, 2007) (city ordinance challenged under state’s right to farm law)  Text

Seward County v. Navarro, 133 P.3d 1283 (Kan. Ct. App. 2006) (“agricultural purpose” defined)  Text

David v. Bd. of Comm’rs of Norton County, 89 P.3d 893 (Kan. 2004) (county CAFO law challenged)  Text

Application of City of Great Bend, Kan., 869 P.2d 587 (Kan. 1994) (dispute over condemnation damages)   Text

Petition of City of Kansas City to Bd. of County Comm’rs of Wyandotte County for Annexation of Land Pursuant to K.S.A. 12-521, 856 P.2d 144 (Kan. 1993) (incorporation; annexation; doctrine of prior jurisdiction)   Text

Finlay v. Finlay, 856 P.2d 183 (Kan. Ct. App. 1993) (nuisance claim against cattle feeding operation)   Text

Corbet v. Bd. of Shawnee County Comm’rs, 783 P.2d 1310 (Kan. Ct. App. 1989) (hunting preserve on property zoned agricultural)   Text

Miami County v. Svoboda, 955 P.2d 122 (Kan. 1998) (zoning violation complaint against sod farmer)   Text

Cedar Creek Properties, Inc. v. Bd. of County Comm’rs, Johnson County, 779 P.2d 463 (Kan. Ct. App. 1989) rev’d, 789 P.2d 1170 (Kan. 1990) (lack of standing to challenge annexation)Text

Grainland Farms, Inc. v. Arkansas Louisiana Gas Co., a Div. of Arkla, Inc., 722 P.2d 1125 (Kan. Ct. App. 1986) (farmland owner’s trespass action against pipeline company)   Text

City of Shawnee v. Webb, 694 P.2d 896 (Kan. 1985) (eminent domain action by city)   Text


Upchurch v. Cumberland Co. Fiscal Ct., No. 2000-CA-002607-MR, 2003 WL 253171 (Ky. Ct. App. Jan 31, 2003) (county poultry law upheld)

Kipling v. City of White Plains, 80 S.W.3d 776 (Ky. Ct. App. 2001) (dispute over farm condemnation by city)   Text

City of Bowling Green v. Cooksey, 858 S.W.2d 190 (Ky. Ct. App. 1992) (action to obtain fee simple title to farmland near airport)   Text

Duerson v. E. Kentucky Power Co-op., Inc., 843 S.W.2d 340 (Ky. Ct. App. 1992) (action to condemn rights-of-way for purpose of erecting electric transmission lines)   Text


Huckabay v. Red River Waterway Comm’n, 663 So. 2d 414 (La. Ct. App. 1995) (pasture land lessees’ action for damages caused by eviction)   Text

Red River Waterway Comm’n v. Blewer, 631 So. 2d 1279 (La. Ct. App. 1994) (reversal of damages for future lost profits resulting from farm expropriation)   Text

Red River Waterway Comm’n v. Waddle, 631 So. 2d 1266 (La. Ct. App. 1994) (dispute over expropriation of farmland for purposes of navigation channel)   Text

Naquin v. Dep’t of Transp. & Dev. of State of La., 604 So. 2d 62 (La. Ct. App. 1992) (appeal taken from eminent domain action)   Text

Mathis v. City of DeRidder, 599 So. 2d 378 (La. Ct. App. 1992) (liability for taking farmland without compensation)   Text

State, Dep’t. of Transp. & Dev. v. Dietrich, 555 So. 2d 1355 (La. 1990) (expropriation of tract for interstate highway)   Text

State, Dep’t. of Transp. & Dev. v. Ford, 470 So. 2d 389 (La. Ct. App. 1985) (action to expropriate part of agricultural land for highway purposes)   Text

State, Dep’t. of Transp. & Dev. v. Henry, 468 So. 2d 1262 (La. Ct. App. 1985) (expropriation suit against owners of farmland)   Text


Estate of Robbins v. Chebeague & Cumberland Land Trust, 154 A.3d 1185 (Me. 2017). (Attempt to enforce conservation easement.) Text

Rudolph v. Golick, 8 A.3d 684 (Maine 2010) (horse boarding enterprise constituted animal husbandry for purposes of building permit)  Text

Windham Land Trust v. Jeffords, 967 A.2d 690 (Me. 2009) (violation of conservation easement)  Text



Montgomery Co. v. Bhatt, 130 A.3d 424 (Md. 2016). (Adverse possession and railroad easement.) Text

Pomeranc-Burke, LLC v. Wicomico Envmnt’l Trust, Ltd., No. 2492, 2011 WL 711995 (Md. Ct. Spec. App. March 2, 2011) (planned “cluster subdivision” on land zoned for agricultural use)

Stitzel v. State, 6 A.3d 935 (Md. Ct. App. Oct. 5, 2010) (voided sale of land subject to agricultural preservation easement without state approval)  Text

Claggett v. Md. Agric. Land Pres. Found., 957 A.2d 1083 (Md. Ct. Spec. App. 2008) (release of agricultural easement to build home)  Text

Cinque v. Montgomery County Planning Bd., 918 A.2d 1254 (Md. Ct. Spec. App. 2007)(agricultural land preservation)  Text

Marzullo v. Kahl, 783 A.2d 169 (Md. 2001) (breeding, raising, and selling snakes and reptiles is not a farming activity)   Text

County Comm’rs of Queen Anne’s County v. Soaring Vistas Properties, Inc., 708 A.2d 1066 (Md. Ct. Spec. App. 1998), rev’d sub nom., Soaring Vista Properties, Inc. v. Bd. of County Commissioners of Queen Anne’s County, 741 A.2d 1110 (Md. 1999) (state law did not preempt local ordinance)   Text

Holbrook v. Bd. of County Comm’rs of Cecil County, 520 A.2d 1096 (Md. Ct. Spec. App. 1987), rev’d sub nom., Bd. of County Comm’rs for Cecil County v. Holbrook, 550 A.2d 664 (Md. 1988),disapproved of by People’s Counsel for Baltimore County v. Loyola Coll. in Maryland, 956 A.2d 166 (Md. 2008) (dispute over permit to maintain mobile home on land zoned for agricultural use)   Text



Wright v. Patriakeas, No. 298839, 2010 WL 3385565 (Mass. Land. Ct. Aug. 27, 2010) (pony-riding business was considered agricultural use and was thus exempted from obtaining special permit)

Wildstar Farm v. Malster, No. 09 PS 407541 (AHS), 2010 WL 3210728 (Mass. Land. Ct. Aug. 13, 2010) (whether horse farm is an “as-of-right use”)

Town of Barnstable v. Cape Wind Assoc., LLC, 27 Mass.L.Rptr. 111, 2010 WL 2436837 (Mass. Super. Ct. 2010) (challenge to a final environmental impact report concerning a wind farm)

Chase v. Trust for Pub. Land, No. 329075(KCL), 2008 WL 642635 (Mass. Land Ct. Mar. 11, 2008) (conservation restriction)

Winer v. Zoning Bd. of Appeals of Harwich, No. 03610, 2004 WL 2075463, at *1 (Mass. Super. Ct. July 29, 2004) (application of local ordinance)

Twomey v. Comm’r of Food & Agric., 759 N.E.2d 691 (Mass. 2001) (dispute over construction of dwelling on agricultural preservation restriction property)   Text

Town of Natick v. Modern Cont’l Const., CIV.A. 96-03843-J, 1998 WL 517698 (Mass. Super. Mar. 27, 1998) (alleged violation of zoning requirements by operating a restaurant on farm premises)

Town of Eastham v. Clancy, 686 N.E.2d 1093 (Mass. App. Ct. 1997) (failure to qualify for agricultural exemption to zoning by-law)

Johnson v. Town of Edgartown, 680 N.E.2d 37 (Mass. 1997) (challenge to a three-acre minimum area requirement for residential lots)   Text

Miczek v. Com., 586 N.E.2d 1004 (Mass. App. Ct. 1992) (eminent domain and compensation)   Text

Bennett v. Comm’r of Food & Agric., 576 N.E.2d 1365 (Mass. 1991) (dispute over authority in controlling the location of farmhouse)   Text

Babin v. Duke, 137166, 1991 WL 11259394 (Mass. Land Ct. July 9, 1991) (expansion of nonconforming use by operating a commercial greenhouse)


Medina Twp. v. Davis, No. 281120, 2009 WL 50073 (Mich. Ct. App. Jan. 8, 2009) (violation of terms of special use permit)  Text

DF Land Dev., L.L.C. v. Charter Twp. of Ann Arbor, No. 275859, 2008 WL 4684083 (Mich. Ct. App. Oct. 23, 2008) (denial of rezoning of agricultural to residential)  Text

War-Ag Farms, L.L.C. v. Franklin Twp., 2008 WL 4604392 (Mich. Ct. App. Oct. 7, 2008) (denial of CUP to sell pesticide at farm)  Text

Four Twp. Citizens’ Coal. v. Rondigo, LLC, No. 275471, 2008 WL 2357667 (Mich. Ct. App. June 10, 2008) (standing to challenge composting operation)  Text

Woodland Hills Homeowners Ass’n of Thetford Twp. v. Thetford Twp., No. 275315, 2008 WL 2117147 (Mich. Ct. App. May 20, 2008) (preemption of local ordinance by right to farm law)  Text

People of Twp. of Clay v. Templeton, No. 271082, 2007 WL 3357681 (Mich. Ct. App. Nov. 13, 2007) (attorney’s fees under right to farm statute)

Papadelis v. City of Troy, 733 N.W.2d 397 (Mich. 2007) (right to farm act did not exempt from local ordinances)  Text

Twp. of Armada v. Marah, No. 268142, 2006 WL 2742061 (Mich. Ct. App. Sept. 26, 2006) (right to farm act)

Vasko v. Dep’t of Agric., No. 257534, 2006 WL 250949 (Mich. Ct. App. Feb. 2, 2006) (constitutionality of right to farm act)

King of the Wind Farms, Inc. v. Mich. Comm’n of Agric., No. 237097, 2005 WL 3556150 (Mich. Ct. App., Dec. 29, 2005) (composting operation)

Charter Twp. of Shelby v. Papesh, 704 N.W.2d 92 (Mich. Ct. App. 2005) (zoning and state right to farm act)  Text

Vill. of Rothbury v. Double JJ Resort Ranch, Inc., No. 246596, 2004 WL 1837835 (Mich. Ct. App., Aug. 17, 2004) (right to farm)

Padgett v. Mason County Zoning Comm’n, No. 236458, 2003 WL 22902878 (Mich. Ct. App. Dec. 9, 2003) (local zoning ordinance)

Milan Twp. v. Jaworski, No. 240444, 2003 WL 22872141 (Mich. Ct. App. Dec. 4, 2003) (preemption of local zoning ordinance by right to farm act)

Twp. of Macomb v. Michaels, No. 229228, 2003 WL 1785806 (Mich. Ct. App. June 1, 2003) (local zoning ordinance)

Janssen v. Holland Charter Twp. Zoning Bd. of Appeals, 651 N.W.2d 464 (Mich. Ct. App. 2002) (zoning variance upheld)  Text

Travis v. Preston, 643 N.W.2d 235 (Mich. App. 2002) (hog operation challenged, right to farm)  Text

Sun Communities v. Leroy Twp., 617 N.W.2d 42 (Mich. Ct. App. 2000) (denial of rezoning, constitutional claims)   Text

Forner v. Allendale Charter Twp., 212531, 2000 WL 33419419 (Mich. Ct. App. May 26, 2000) (challenging the constitutionality of zoning, alleged taking without just compensation)

Bell River Associates v. China Charter Twp., 565 N.W.2d 695 (Mich. Ct. App. 1997) (dispute over rezoning of land from agricultural to multifamily housing)   Text

Steffens v. Keeler, 503 N.W.2d 675 (Mich. Ct. App. 1993) (holding that pig farmers were protected by Right to Farm Act from nuisance claims)   Text

Richmond Twp. v. Erbes, 489 N.W.2d 504 (Mich. Ct. App. 1992) (wood pallets were not “farm products” protected under the Right to Farm Act)   Text

Jerome Twp. v. Melchi, 457 N.W.2d 52 (Mich. Ct. App. 1990) (action against property owners maintaining apiary in area zoned residential)   Text

Northville Twp. v. Coyne, 429 N.W.2d 185 (Mich. Ct. App. 1988) (dispute over razing of barn which was constructed without zoning variance and building permit)   Text

Vill. of Peck v. Hoist, 396 N.W.2d 536 (Mich. Ct. App. 1986) (action to compel owners of buildings and dwellings within village to use public sewer system)   Text


County of Stearns v. Voller, 584 N.W.2d 800 (Minn. Ct. App. 1998) (condemnation of land and the absolute necessity standard)   Text

Johnson v. Steele-Waseca Co-op. Elec., 469 N.W.2d 517 (Minn. Ct. App. 1991) (damage to cattle caused by stray voltage)   Text

Woolston v. Monticello Orderly Annexation Area Bd., C0-90-1389, 1990 WL 204290 (Minn. Ct. App. Dec. 18, 1990) (denying the request to rezone property from agricultural to residential)

Madson v. Overby, 425 N.W.2d 270 (Minn. Ct. App. 1988) (commercial use of land designated as agricultural preserve land)   Text

Wright County v. Kennedy, 415 N.W.2d 728 (Minn. Ct. App. 1987) (dispute over removal of mobile home upon r expiration of temporary use permit)   Text


Belager-Price v. Lingle, 28 So.3d 706 (Miss. Ct. App. 2010) (restrictive covenants; building horse barn)  Text

Whitley v. City of Brandon, 15 So.3d 483 (Miss. Ct. App. 2009) (farm qualified as a non-conforming use)  Text

In re Extension of the Boundaries of the City of Batesville, Panola County, 760 So. 2d 697 (Miss. 2000) (holding that annexation of entire area was not reasonable)   Text

Oughton v. Gaddis, 683 So. 2d 390 (Miss. 1996) (challenging decision to grant easement)   Text

Dennis v. City Council of Greenville, 646 So. 2d 1290 (Miss. 1994) (challenging compensation award in eminent domain proceeding)   Text

Faircloth v. Lyles, 592 So. 2d 941 (Miss. 1991) (holding that agricultural classification included commercial extraction of sand)   Text

Matter of Enlargement of Corporate Limits of City of Hattiesburg, 588 So. 2d 814 (Miss. 1991) (dispute over annexation)   Text

City of Greenville v. Farmers, Inc., 513 So. 2d 932 (Miss. 1987) (dispute over annexation by city)   Text


State v. Shanklin, 534 S.W.3d 240 (Mo. 2017). (Right-to-farm as applied to the cultivation of marijuana.) Text

State ex rel. Missouri Parks Ass’n v. Missouri Dep’t of Nat. Res., 316 S.W. 3D 275 (Mo. Ct. App. 2010) (effort to revoke concentrated animal feed operations construction permit due to impacts on village)  Text

Bd. of Dirs. of Richmond Twp. v. Kenoma, LLC, 284 S.W.3d 672 (Mo. Ct. App. 2009) (town lacked authority to regulate hog farm)  Text

Missouri ex rel. Missouri Highways & Transp. Comm’n v. Greenwood, 269 S.W.3d 449 (Mo. Ct. App. 2008) (just compensation of farmland condemned)  Text

Gash v. Lafayette County, 245 S.W.3d 229 (Mo. 2008) (review of zoning land as agricultural)  Text

City of Kansas City v. Hon, 972 S.W.2d 407 (Mo. Ct. App. 1998) (action to condemn land for expanding international airport)   Text

State ex rel. Dierberg v. Bd. of Zoning Adjustment of St. Charles County, 869 S.W.2d 865 (Mo. Ct. App. 1994) (nonconforming use of private hunting club)   Text

Greene County Concerned Citizens v. Bd. of Zoning Adjustment of Greene County, 873 S.W.2d 246 (Mo. Ct. App. 1994) (dispute over “conditional use permit” for materials recovery facility in agricultural district)   Text

State ex rel. Missouri Highway & Transp. Comm’n v. Modern Tractor & Supply Co., 839 S.W.2d 642 (Mo. Ct. App. 1992) (easement for construction of freeway over farm)   Text


Siewert v. N. States Power Co., 793 N.W.2d 272 (Minn. 2011) (action by dairy farmers against electric utility for effects of stray voltage on cows)  Text

Wendinger v. Forst Farms, Inc., 662 N.W.2d 546, (Minn. Ct. App. 2003) (hog operation challenged in nuisance)  Text

Schwardt v. County of Watonwan, 656 N.W.2d 383 (Minn. 2003) (hog farm permit granted)  Text


Bullock v. Fox, 435 P.3d 1187 (Mont. 2019) (Conservation easement approval.) Text

Plains Grains Ltd. P’ship v. Bd. of County Comm’rs of Cascade County, 238 P.3d 332 (Mont. 2010) (rezoning of agricultural land)   Text

Hansen v. Granite County, — P.3d —-, 2010 WL 1858481 (Mont. 2010) (denial and costs associated with proposed subdivision)   Text

King v. Van Setten, No. 2004 MT 171N, 2004 WL 1447736 (Mont. June 29, 2004) (irrigation return water was a nuisance)

Wells v. Young, 47 P.3d 809 (Mont. 2002) (irrigation practices challenged)  Text

Richter v. Rose, 962 P.2d 583 (Mont. 1998), abrogated by Watson v. Dundas, 136 P.3d 973(determining of “farm” for eminent domain purposes)   Text

Fox Farm Estates Landowners Ass’n v. Kreisch, 947 P.2d 79 (Mont. 1997) (action to enforce a restrictive covenant)   Text

Whistler v. Burlington N. R. Co., 741 P.2d 422 (Mont. 1987) (allowing a fuel tank to be built on land zoned agricultural-open space)   Text

State By & Through Dep’t. of Highways v. Donnes, 711 P.2d 805 (Mont. 1985) (dispute over compensation for temporary taking of road on ranch)   Text


Lingenfelter v. Lower Elkhorn NRD, 881 N.W.2d 892, 294 Neb. 46 (Neb. 2016). (Land irrigation regulations.) Text

Agena v. Lancaster County Bd. of Equalization, 276 Neb. 851 (Neb. 2008) (challenging loss of greenbelt tax status)  Text

Johnson v. Knox County P’ship, 728 N.W.2d 101 (Neb. 2007) (challenge that feedlot violated zoning ordinances)  Text

Stephens v. Pillen, 681 N.W.2d 59 (Neb. Ct. App. 2004) (nuisance damages)  Text

Soukop v. ConAgra, Inc., 653 N.W.2d 655 (Neb. 2002) (retroactivity of right to farm act)  Text

Premium Farms v. County of Holt, 640 N.W.2d 633, (Neb. 2002) (county regulatory authority)  Text

Heye Farms, Inc. v. State, Dep’t of Roads, 558 N.W.2d 306 (Neb. 1997) (eminent domain action)   Text

Johnson v. City of Hastings, 488 N.W.2d 20 (Neb. 1992) (challenging annexation by city)   Text

Rose v. City of Lincoln, 449 N.W.2d 522 (Neb. 1989) (inverse condemnation action against city)   Text


Kalil v. Zoning Bd. of Adjustment of Dummer, 992 A.2d 725 (N.H. 2010) (denial of zoning variance to build game farm)  Text

In re Rattee, 761 A.2d 1076 (N.H. 2000) (dispute over construction of home on two acres subject to an agricultural preservation restriction)   Text

Tausanovitch v. Town of Lyme, 722 A.2d 914 (N.H. 1998) (construction of bed and breakfast in rural zoning district)   Text


Hampton Township v. Sussex County Agricultural Development Board, No. A-1360-14T1 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. 2016). (State findings on agricultural land use.) Text

Curzi v. Raub, 415 N.J.Super. 1, 999 A.2d 1182 (N.J. App. Div. July 30, 2010) (nuisance action under the Right to Farm Act)  Text

Twp. of Bethlehem v. New Jersey Agric. Dev. Comm., 2010 WL 909147 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. Mar. 15, 2010) (denial of state funds to preserve farmland)  Text

Hertz v. Borough of Lincoln Park, No. L-1812-06, 2010 WL 529481 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. Feb. 16, 2010) (challenging ordinance to permit farming operations)  Text

County of Warren v. New Jersey, 978 A.2d 312 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. 2009) (failure to adopt master plan for preservation district)  Text

Twp. of Piscataway v. S. Washington Ave., LLC, 947 A.2d 663 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. 2008) (valuation date in farmland preservation)  Text

Bruce Paparone, Inc. v. N.J. Agric. Dev. Comm., 920 A.2d 770 (N.J. Super. Ct. App Div. 2007) (farmland preservation agreement)  Text

In re Wilkin, No. ADC-2609-03, 2006 WL 3018047 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. Oct. 25, 2006)(zoning and right to farm act)

In re Tavalario, 901 A.2d 963 (N.J. Super. Ct. App Div. 2006) (zoning and right to farm act)  Text

In re Samaha Farms, No. ADC-8497-02, 2006 WL 923700 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. Apr. 11, 2006) (nuisance qualifying under a right to farm act)

Rey v. County of Hunterdon, No. HNT-L-599-03, 2005 WL 2439697 (N.J. Super. Ct. Law Div. Sept. 23, 2005) (interpretation of a farmland preservation contract)

N.J. Farm Bureau, Inc. v. Twp. of E. Amwell, 882 A.2d 388 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. 2005) (zoning to preserve farmland)  Text

Borough of Closter v. Abram Demaree Homestead, Inc., 839 A.2d 110 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. 2004) (primary jurisdiction of county ag board)  Text

Twp. of S. Brunswick v. N.J. Agric. Dev. Comm., 800 A. 2d 202 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. 2002) (ag development area)  Text

Twp. of Franklin v. Hollander, 796 A.2d 874 (N.J. 2002) (right to farm)  Text

Twp. of Franklin v. Hollander, 769 A.2d 427 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. 2001), aff’d, 796 A.2d 874 (N.J. 2002) (holding that Right to Farm Act preempted municipal land use authority over the operation)   Text

Kirby v. Twp. Comm. of Twp. of Bedminster, 775 A.2d 209 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. 2000) (challenging the validity of two land use ordinances)   Text

Villari v. Zoning Bd. of Adjustment of Deptford, 649 A.2d 98 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. 1994) (failure to establish a preexisting nonconforming use)   Text

Gardner v. New Jersey Pinelands Comm’n, 593 A.2d 251 (N.J. 1991) (comprehensive management plan did not constitute an unlawful taking)   Text

Gardner v. New Jersey Pinelands Comm’n, 547 A.2d 725 (N.J. Super. Ct. Ch. Div. 1988), aff’d, 562 A.2d 812 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. 1989), aff’d, 593 A.2d 251 (N.J. 1991) (holding that limitations on nonfarm housing does not constitute a taking of property)   Text

State by Com’r of Transp. v. Pohatcong Twp., 9 N.J. Tax 528 (N.J. Tax Ct. 1988) (dispute over rollback taxes upon farmland acquired by State)   Text


Daugherty v. City of Carlsbad, 905 P.2d 1120 (N.M. Ct. App. 1995) (challenge to annexation)   Text


Rivendell Winery, LLC v. Town of New Paltz, 725 F.Supp.2d 311 (N.D.N.Y. 2010) (denial of approval to operate farm winery on land within agricultural zoning district)  Text

Rivendell Winery, LLC v. Donovan, 74 A.D.3d 1594 (N.Y. App. Div. 2010) (application to operate farm winery in agricultural zoning district)  Text

Town of Copake v. 13 Lackawanna Properties, LLC, 73 A.D.3d 1308 (N.Y. App .Div. 2010) (farmer violated zoning ordinance by dumping waste on property)  Text

Deerpark Farms, LLC v. Agric. & Farmland Bd. of Orange County, 896 N.Y.S.2d 126 (N.Y. App. Div. 2010) (denial of permit)  Text

Finger Lakes Pres. Ass’n v. Town of Italy, 887 N.Y.S.2d 499 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 2009) (standing to challenge rezoning for wind energy development)  Text

Lewis Family Farm, Inc. v. Adirondack Park Agency, 882 N.Y.S.2d 762 (N.Y. App. Div. 2009) (agency could not require permit to build agriculture structure)  Text

Aspen Creek Estates, Ltd. v. Town of Brookhaven, 904 N.E.2d 816 (N.Y. 2009) (farmland taken by eminent domain met the public use requirement of the Fifth Amendment)

Lewis Family Farm, Inc. v. Adirondack Park Agency, 868 N.Y.S.2d 481 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 2008) (agency’s determination that building permit was required)  Text

LaBarbera v. Town of Woodstock, 865 N.Y.S.2d 758 (N.Y. App. Div. 2008) (challenging conservation easement)  Text

W. Beekmantown Neighborhood Ass’n, Inc. v. Zoning Bd. of Appeals of Beekmantown, 53 A.D.3d 954 (N.Y. App. Div. 2008) (conditional use permit to build wind farm)  Text

Aspen Creek Estates, Ltd. v. Town of Brookhaven, 848 N.Y.S.2d 214 (N.Y. App. Div. 2007) (condemning property for farmland protection area)  Text

Groat v. Brennan, No. 4134-06, 2006 WL 3350646 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. Nov. 17, 2006) (challenge of sound agricultural practice opinion)

Inter-Lakes Health, Inc., v. Town of Ticonderoga Town Bd., 786 N.Y.S.2d 643 (N.Y. App. Div. 2004) (propriety of zoning ordinance)  Text

Pure Air & Water Inc. of Chemung County v. Davidsen, 668 N.Y.S.2d 248 (N.Y. App. Div. 1998) (challenging the opinion stating that farm’s manure storage and application practices were sound)   Text

Phelps v. Town Bd. of Town of Alabama, 667 N.Y.S.2d 187 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 1997) (action to invalidate rezoning of area from agricultural-residential to industrial)   Text

Town of Southampton v. Equus Associates, Ltd., 615 N.Y.S.2d 714 (N.Y. App. Div. 1994) (holding that raising, training and selling polo ponies constitutes “agricultural production”)   Text

Rider v. State, 596 N.Y.S.2d 900 (N.Y. App. Div. 1993) (unsuitable access to pasture caused by land appropriation widen highway)   Text

Town of Sullivan v. Strauss, 567 N.Y.S.2d 921 (N.Y. App. Div. 1991) (holding that commercial field hunting is not permitted agricultural use)   Text


Marsh v. Union County Bd. of Adjustment, 697 S.E.2d 526 (N.C. Ct. App. 2010) (approval of rodeo)

N. Iredell Neighbors for Rural Life v. Iredell County, 674 S.E.2d 436 (N.C. Ct. App. 2009) (bona fide farm use exemption to zoning ordinances)  Text

Powell v. Bulluck, 573 S.E.2d 699 (N.C. Ct. App. 2002) (pre-trial mediation not required for nuisance action)  Text

Piedmont Triad Reg’l Water Auth. v. Lamb, 564 S.E.2d 71 (N.C. Ct. App. 2002) (takings action)  Text

Craig v. County of Chatham, 565 S.E.2d 172 (N.C. 2002) (county law preempted)  Text

County of Durham v. Roberts, 551 S.E.2d 494 (N.C. Ct. App. 2001) (alleged violation of zoning ordinance)   Text

Town of Hillsborough v. Crabtree, 547 S.E.2d 139 (N.C. Ct. App. 2001) (condemnation action against farmland owners)   Text

Parker v. Barefoot, 502 S.E.2d 42 (N.C. Ct. App. 1998), rev’d, 519 S.E.2d 315 (N.C. 1999) (nuisance claim against hog farmer)   Text

Am. Greetings Corp. v. Town of Alexander Mills, 497 S.E.2d 108 (N.C. Ct. App. 1998) (holding that annexation ordinance was invalid)   Text

Budd v. Davie County, 447 S.E.2d 449 (N.C. Ct. App. 1994) (challenging the validity of rezoning of property from “residential-agricultural” to “industrial, special use”)   Text


Hentz v. Elma Twp. Bd. of Supervisors, 727 N.W.2d 276 (N.D. 2007) (tree farm outside of zoning ordinance)  Text

Hagerott v. Morton County Bd. of Comm’rs, 778 N.W.2d 813 (N.D. 2010) (permit for feedlot)  Text

Gowan v. Ward County Comm’n, 764 N.W.2d 425 (N.D. 2009) (upholding denial of rezoning request from ag to residential)  Text

Pub. Serv. Comm’n v. Minn. Grain, Inc., 2008 ND 184 (N.D. 2008) (claims not covered by statutory trust under state grain warehousing law)

Ramsey County Farm Bureau v. Ramsey County, 2008 ND 175 (N.D. 2008) (challenge to county CAFO zoning ordinance)  Text

Tibert v. Slominski, 692 N.W.2d 133 (N.D. 2005) (nuisance claims barred by right to farm against grain elevator)  Text

Braunagel v. City of Devils Lake, 629 N.W.2d 567 (N.D. 2001) (dispute over refusal to annex land zoned for agricultural use)   Text

Frey v. City of Jamestown, 548 N.W.2d 784 (N.D. 1996) (challenging annexation and zoning land for industrial use)   Text


Blue Heron Nurseries, L.L.C. v. Funk, 930 N.E.2d 82 (Ohio Ct. App. 2010) (whether a plant nursery is an agricultural practice for the purpose of zoning)

Terry v. Sperry, 930 N.E.2d 846 (Ohio Ct. App. 2010), aff’g, No. 08-MA-227, 2010 WL 1178065 (Ohio Ct. App. Mar. 23, 2010) (winery not exempt from zoning regulations)  Text

Campbell v. Carlisle, No. CA2009-05-053, 2009 -Ohio- 6751, 2009 WL 4895669 (Ohio Ct. App. 2009) (detachment of farmland from municipality)  Text

Zagrans v. Elek, No. 08CA009472, 2009 WL 1743203, 2009 -Ohio- 2942 (Ohio Ct. App. June 22, 2009) (lack of standing to challenge conservation easement)  Text

Meerland Dairy L.L.C. v. Ross Twp., — N.E.2d —, 2008 WL 1991886 (Ohio Ct. App. 2008) (city’s ability to control CAFOs)  Text

Hart v. Somerford Twp. Bd. of Tr., No. 2007-05-019, 2008 WL 1704244 (Ohio Ct. App. April 14, 2008) (challenging zoning of land for agricultural purposes)  Text

Smalley v. Ohio Dept. of Transp, Dist. 1, 869 N.E.2d 777 (Ohio Ct. Cl. 2007) (just compensation determined)  Text

Shuttleworth v. Knapke, No. 02CA1582, 2003 WL 588598 (Ohio Ct. App. Feb. 28, 2003) (denial of injunction against hog farm)

Auxier Trucking v. Tate Twp. Bd. of Trustees, CA2001-01-012, 2001 WL 1652078 (Ohio Ct. App. Dec. 24, 2001) (denying request to rezone agricultural property to commercial)

Trent v. German Twp. Bd. of Zoning Appeals, 759 N.E.2d 421 (Ohio Ct. App. 2001) (dispute over conditional use permit to build an additional house in land zoned for agricultural use)   Text

Washington Twp. Bd. of Trustees v. McLaughlin, 117 Ohio App.3d 570 (Ohio Ct. App. 1997) (failure to demonstrate adverse affect of annexation)   Text

Columbia Twp. Bd. of Zoning Appeals v. Otis, 663 N.E.2d 377 (Ohio Ct. App. 1995) (haunted hayrides is not an agricultural use of land)  Text

Ohio Edison Co. v. Dessecker, 623 N.E.2d 1251 (Ohio Ct. App. 1993) (action to appropriate tree clearance easement across farm)   Text

Smythe v. Butler Twp., 620 N.E.2d 901 (Ohio Ct. App. 1993) (challenging constitutionality of agricultural residential zoning classification)   Text

Bower v. Rosenbaum, CA 12758, 1991 WL 254648 (Ohio Ct. App. Dec. 6, 1991) (prohibition of the land subdivision due to restrictive covenants)

Devendorf v. Akbar Petroleum Corp., 577 N.E.2d 707 (Ohio Ct. App. 1989) (violation of restrictive covenant which allowed only residential or agricultural use of land)   Text


Bd. of County Comm’rs of Muskogee County v. Lowery, 136 P.3d 639 (Okla. 2006) (economic development not a public use for eminent domain)  Text


Davis v. Jefferson County, 245 P.3d 665 (Or. Ct. App. 2010) (post-acquisition re-zoning of land for exclusive farm use)  Text

Waste Not of Yamhill County v. Yamhill County, 240 Or.App. 285, 2010 WL 5369162 (Or. Ct. App. Dec. 29, 2010) (placement of landfill on parcel zoned for farm use)  Text

Wetherell v. Douglas County, 230 P.3d 976 (Or. Ct. App. 2010) (agricultural land was precluded from development)  Text

Smull Family Trust v. Polk County Assessor, TC-MD 090830B, 2010 WL 71931 (Or. T.C. Jan. 8, 2010) (disqualification for special tax assessment for farmland)  Text

Thompson v. Land Conservation & Dev. Comm’n, 204 P.3d 808 (Or. Ct. App. 2009) (reducing minimum parcel size from 160 acres to 40 acres to allow development of vineyards)  Text

Falls v. Grant County Assessor, TC-MD 080678B, 2009 WL 348857 (Or. T.C. Feb. 12, 2009) (denial of farm use special tax assessment)

VinCep v. Yamhill County, 171 P.3d 368 (Or. Ct. App. 2007) (review of urban development plan for agricultural area)  Text

Sprint PCS v. Washington County, 63 P.3d 1261 (Or. Ct. App. 2003) (farmland preservation law)  Text

Durig v. Washington County, 34 P.3d 169 (Or. Ct. App. 2001) (dispute over construction of seasonal farmworker housing on land zoned for exclusive farm use)   Text

Turudic v. Stephens, 31 P.3d 465 (Or. Ct. App. 2001) (holding that portable toilet for use by farmworkers in vineyard was a “temporary storage building”)   Text

Keicher v. Clackamas County, 29 P.3d 1155 (Or. Ct. App. 2001) (dispute over placement of a fire station on land zoned for exclusive farm use)   Text

1000 Friends of Oregon v. Metro, 26 P.3d 151 (Or. Ct. App. 2001) (dispute over ordinance amending the urban growth boundary)   Text

Residents of Rosemont v. Metro, 21 P.3d 1108 (Or. Ct. App. 2001) (expansion of urban growth boundary)   Text

Jackson County Citizens’ League v. Jackson County, 15 P.3d 42 (Or. Ct. App. 2000) (dispute over expansion of a golf course onto land outside the UGB)   Text

Dayton Prairie Water Ass’n v. Yamhill County, 11 P.3d 671 (Or. Ct. App. 2000) (dispute over city’s water system installations in an exclusive farm use zone)   Text

Bruggere v. Clackamas County, 7 P.3d 634 (Or. Ct. App. 2000) (“lot-of-record” dwelling on property located in EFU zone)   Text

Dep’t of Transp. v. Coos County, 976 P.2d 68 (Or. Ct. App. 1999) (redesignation of tract from exclusive farm use to rural residential)   Text

Dorvinen v. Crook County, 957 P.2d 180 (Or. Ct. App. 1998) (dispute over nonfarm dwellings on parcels in exclusive farm use zone)   Text

Nichols v. Clackamas County, 932 P.2d 1185 (Or. Ct. App. 1997) (dispute over farm dwelling in exclusive farm use zone)   Text

Schrock Farms, Inc. v. Linn County, 919 P.2d 519 (Or. Ct. App. 1996) (dispute over construction of highway realignment on property in exclusive farm use)   Text

State By & Through Dep’t. of Transp. v. Schrock Farms, 914 P.2d 1116 (Or. Ct. App. 1996) (dispute over authority to condemn land zoned for exclusive farm use)   Text

Lane County v. Land Conservation & Dev. Comm’n, 914 P.2d 1114 (Or. Ct. App. 1996), rev’d, 942 P.2d 278 (Or. 1997) (dispute over rules governing authorized uses on agricultural land)   Text

State By & Through Dep’t. of Transp. v. Altimus, 905 P.2d 258 (Or. Ct. App. 1995) (action to condemn property for highway improvement project)   Text

Brentmar v. Jackson County, 900 P.2d 1030 (Or. 1995) (agricultural and horticultural school in EFU zone)   Text

City of Eugene v. Kokkeler, 893 P.2d 1054 (Or. Ct. App. 1995) (determining property’s value in condemnation proceeding)   Text

Schrock Farms, Inc. v. Linn County, 855 P.2d 648 (Or. Ct. App. 1993) (dispute over location of highway segment across parcel in EFU zone)   Text

Schrock Farms, Inc. v. Linn County, 844 P.2d 253 (Or. Ct. App. 1992) (dispute over highway segment across parcel zoned as EFU)   Text

Nelson v. Benton County, 839 P.2d 233 (Or. Ct. App. 1992) (dispute over nonfarm dwelling on exclusive farm use zone)   Text

Forster v. Polk County, 839 P.2d 241 (Or. Ct. App. 1992) (dispute over farm dwelling in exclusive farm use zone)   Text

Smith v. Clackamas County, 836 P.2d 716 (Or. 1992) (dispute over nonfarm dwelling on land zoned for exclusive farm use)   Text

McKay Creek Valley Ass’n v. Washington County, 834 P.2d 482 (Or. Ct. App. 1992), opinion adhered to as modified on reconsideration, 841 P.2d 651 (Or. Ct. App. 1992) (dispute over construction of farm dwelling in resource zone)   Text

Kenagy v. Benton County, 826 P.2d 1047 (Or. Ct. App. 1992) (dispute over construction of dwelling in exclusive farm use land)   Text

Von Lubken v. Hood River County, 806 P.2d 727 (Or. Ct. App. 1991) (golf courses in exclusive farm use zones)   Text

Craven v. Jackson County, 779 P.2d 1011 (Or. 1989) (winery activity in exclusive farm use zone)   Text

McCaw Communications, Inc. v. Marion County, 773 P.2d 779 (Or. Ct. App. 1989) (utility facility in agricultural zone)   Text

Hearne v. Baker County, 748 P.2d 1016 (Or. Ct. App. 1988) (dispute over conditional use permits for nonfarm dwellings)   Text

Perkins v. City of Rajneeshpuram, 706 P.2d 949 (Or. 1985) (annexation of agricultural land by city)   Text


Berner v. Montour Tp., No. 39 MAP 2018 (Pa. 2019). (Zoning requirements for agricultural operation.) Text

Gorsline v. Fairfield Tp., No. 67 MAP 2016 (Pa. 2018). (Gas wells and residential-agricultural districts.)  Text

Branton v. Nicholas Meat, LLC, 159 A.3d 540 (Pa. Super. Ct. 2017). (State’s right to farm statute.) Text

Lower Makefield Twp. v. Lands of Dalgewicz, 4 A.3d 1114 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 2010) (condemnation of farm for construction of golf course)  Text

Corbett v. Richmond Twp., 2 A.3d 678 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 2010) (zoning ordinances relating to “intensive agriculture”)  Text

Lancaster Twp. v. Zoning Hearing Bd. of Lancaster Twp., 6 A.2d 1032 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 2010) (housing trucks on property zoned for agricultural use)  Text

Dietrich v. Buffalo Twp. Planning Comm’n, 995 A.2d 893 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 2010) (denial of land use plan to build a swine barn)  Text

Piper Group, Inc. v. Bedminster Twp. Bd. of Supervisors, 992 A.2d 224 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 2010) (challenge to minimum lot size)  Text

Way v. Berks County Bd. of Assessment Appeals, 990 A.2d 1191 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 2010) (tax assessment under farmland assessment act)  Text

Tink-Wig Mountain Lake-Forest Prop. Owners Ass’n v. Lackawaxen Twp. Zoning Hearing Bd., 986 A.2d 935 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 2009) (challenging zoning permit to construct wind farm)  Text

Piccolella v. Lycoming County Zoning Hearing Bd., 984 A.2d 1046 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 2009) (zoning ordinance that allows wind farms)  Text

Plaxton v. Lycoming County Zoning Hearing Bd., 986 A.2d 199 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 2009) (zoning ordinance that allows wind farms)  Text

Pennsylvania ex rel. Corbett v. E. Brunswick Twp., 980 A.2d 720 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 2009) (challenging town’s ordinance to prevent the application of sewage sludge)  Text

In re Agric. Sec. Area In E. Lampeter Twp., 974 A.2d 1213 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 2009) (denial of agricultural security area)  Text

Pennsylvania ex rel. Corbett v. Richmond Twp., 975 A.2d 607 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 2009) (city’s agriculture ordinances violate state law)

Pennsylvania ex rel. Corbett v. E. Brunswick Twp., 956 A.2d 1100 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 2008) (review of city banning use of sewage sludge application)

Tennyson v. Zoning Hearing of W. Bradford Twp., 952 A.2d 739 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 2008) (upholding special exception to build horse stable)  Text

Panzone v. Fayette County Zoning Hearing Bd., 944 A.2d 817 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 2008) (upholding denial of special exception to keep horses)  Text

Middletown Twp. v. Lands of Stone, 939 A.2d 331 (Pa 2007) (taking of farm for public recreational space)  Text

Ephrata Area Sch. Dist. v. County of Lancaster, 938 A.2d 264 (Pa 2007) (conservation easement)  Text

Ethan-Michael, Inc. v. Bd. of Supervisors of Union Twp, 918 A.2d 203 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 2007) (ag preservation district)  Text

Pennsylvania, Ex Rel. Corbett v. Richmond Twp., 917 A.2d 397 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 2007) (invalidation of local agricultural zoning ordinance)  Text

Pennsylvania, Ex. Rel. Corbett v. Locus Twp., 915 A.2d 738 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 2007) (invalidating local agricultural ordinance)  Text

Pennsylvania, Ex Rel. Corbett v. Lower Oxford Twp., 915 A.2d 685 (Pa Commw. Ct. 2006) (challenging local agricultural ordinance)   Text

Concerned Citizens of Exeter Twp, Inc. v. Exeter Twp. Sch. Dist., No. 06-8733, 2006 WL 5347779 (Pa. Ct. Com. Pl. Dec. 11, 2006) (ag preservation district)

Burkholder v. Zoning Hearing Bd. of Richmond Twp., 902 A.2d 1006 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 2006) (preemption of zoning ordinance)  Text

In re Condemnation of Springboro Area Water Auth. of Property of Gillette, 898 A.2d 6 (Pa Commw. Ct. 2006) (condemnation of area defined as “agricultural area” under state law)  Text

41 Valley Assoc. v. Bd. of Supervisors of London Grove Twp., 882 A.2d 5 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 2005) (review of exclusion of land from an “agricultural security area.”)  Text

In re Robinson, No. 03-10662, 2005 Pa. Dist. & Cnty. Dec. LEXIS 337 (Pa. C.P. Ct. of Montgomery County Nov. 18, 2005) (non-exemption from local zoning ordinance)

McGonigle v. Lower Heidelberg Twp. Zoning Hearing Bd., 858 A.2d 663 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 2004) (ag preservation district)  Text

Christman v. Zoning Hearing Bd. of the Twp. of Windsor, 854 A.2d 629 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 2004) (spot zoning)  Text

In re Forrester, 836 A.2d 102 (Pa. 2003) (Agricultural Security Act)  Text

Buck Hills Falls Co. v. Press, 791 A.2d 392 (Pa. Super. Ct. 2002) (residents’ poultry raising enjoined)  Text

C & M Developers, Inc. v. Bedminster Twp. Zoning Hearing Bd., 820 A.2d 143 (Pa. 2002) (zoning ordinance challenged)  Text

In re Appeal of C&M Developers Inc., 49 Pa. D. & C.4th 71 (Pa. Com. Pl. 2000) (dispute over development of housing in the township’s agricultural preservation zoning district)

White v. Pennsylvania Dep’t. of Transp., 738 A.2d 27 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 1999), aff’d, 759 A.2d 1273 (Pa. 2000) (approval for highway interchange project is required)   Text

Barthelmes v. Keith, 732 A.2d 644 (Pa. Super. Ct. 1999) (action to enforce restrictive covenant regarding minimum lot size)   Text

Horne v. Haladay, 728 A.2d 954 (Pa. Super. Ct. 1999) (private nuisance and negligence claim against poultry business)   Text

Maryland & Pennsylvania R.R. Pres. Auth. v. Agric. Lands Condemnation Approval Bd., 704 A.2d 1149 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 1998) (dispute over condemnation of part of an agricultural security area)

In re Condemnation by the Pennsylvania Tpk. Comm’n of 14.38 Acres in Fee Simple, in N. Beaver Twp., Lawrence County, 698 A.2d 39 (Pa. 1997) (dispute over damages for a governmental taking of farm land)   Text

Appeal of Bright, 680 A.2d 19 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 1996), aff’d sub nom. , In re Condemnation by the Pennsylvania Tpk. Comm’n of 14.38 Acres in Fee Simple, in N. Beaver Twp., Lawrence County, 698 A.2d 39 (Pa. 1997) (damages from taking and Assembled Economic Unit Doctrine)

Baker v. Chartiers Twp. Zoning Hearing Bd., 677 A.2d 1274 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 1996) (illegal spot zoning)

In re Condemnation of .036 Acres, More or Less, of Land Owned by Wexford Plaza Associates, 674 A.2d 1204 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 1996) (condemnation of land necessary to construct a new public road)

Perrige v. Horning, 654 A.2d 1183 (Pa. Super. Ct. 1995) (dispute over right to reside next to agricultural parcel)   Text

Cook v. Pennsylvania Dep’t. of Agric., 646 A.2d 598 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 1994) (dispute over subdivision of property subject to agricultural conservation easement)   Text

Henley v. Zoning Hearing Bd. of W. Fallowfield Twp., 625 A.2d 132 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 1993) (failure to meet requirements for special exception to agricultural residential zoning ordinance)   Text

In re Appeal of Burger, 17 Pa. D. & C.4th 280 (Pa. Com. Pl. 1992), aff’d sub nom., Burger v. Northampton Twp. Zoning Hearing Bd., 637 A.2d 1377 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 1993) (alleged violation of state right to farm law by zoning enforcement officer)   Text

Baker v. Com., 581 A.2d 1019 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 1990) (violation of zoning ordinance by operating sawmill on property zoned as agricultural/residential)   Text

Nw. Lehigh Sch. Dist. v. Com., Agr. Lands Condemnation Approval Bd., 578 A.2d 614 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 1990) (action to condemn farmland for construction of school)   Text

McLoughlin v. Bradford County Bd. of Assessment, 568 A.2d 721 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 1989) (riding stable does not disqualified land qualified as an agricultural use)   Text

Bd. of Twp. Sup’rs of Middlesex Twp. v. Zoning Hearing Bd. of Middlesex Twp., 567 A.2d 787 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 1989) (dispute over permit to operate fur business on farm)   Text

Appeal of Octorara Area Sch. Dist., 556 A.2d 527 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 1989) (holding that condemnation of entire farm was not justified)   Text

Maenak v. Agric. Lands Condemnation Approval Bd., 528 A.2d 295 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 1987) (challenge to the Agricultural Lands Condemnation Approval Board’s order)   Text

Peach Bottom Twp. v. Peach Bottom Twp. Zoning Hearing Bd., 526 A.2d 837 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 1987) (challenging the constitutionality of agricultural preservation provisions of zoning ordinance)   Text

In re Harr, 507 A.2d 899 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 1986) (alleged eminent domain taking)   Text

Codorus Twp. v. Rodgers, 492 A.2d 73 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 1985) (dispute over zoning ordinance dealing with preservation of agricultural land)

Boundary Drive Associates v. Shrewsbury Twp. Bd. of Sup’rs, 491 A.2d 86 (Pa. 1985) (challenging the constitutionality of agricultural preservation provisions of zoning ordinance)   Text


Gerald P. Zarrella Trust v. Town of Exeter, 176 A.3d 467 (R.I. 2018). (Wedding venue and state’s right-to-farm statute.) Text


Sinkler v. County of Charleston, 690 S.E.2d 777 (S.C. 2010) (rezoning ag land is invalid)  Text

Mikell v. County of Charleston, 654 S.E.2d 92 (S.C. Ct. App. 2007) (ag preservation district)  Text


Hoffman v. Van Wyk, 900 N.W.2d 596 (S.D. 2017). (Hog containment facility permit.) Text

Lawrence County v. Miller, 786 N.W.2d 360 (S.D. 2010) (condemnation of agricultural property)  Text

Andersen v. Town of Badger, 769 N.W.2d 834 (S.D. 2009) (challenging city waiving required distance from town CAFO could be built)  Text

Goos RV Ctr. v. Minnehaha County Comm’n, 764 N.W.2d 704 (S.D. 2009) (approval of conditional use permit for gravel extraction)  Text

Jensen v. Lincoln County Bd. of Comm’rs, 718 N.W.2d 606 (S.D. 2006) (feedlot as preexisting use)  Text

In re Conditional Use Permit Denied to Meier, 645 N.W.2d 579, 583 (S.D. 2002) (denial of hog farm permit)  Text

Coyote Flats, L.L.C. v. Sanborn County Comm’n, 596 N.W.2d 347 (S.D. 1999) (denial of permit to operate a commercial hog feedlot)   Text

Welsh v. Centerville Twp., 595 N.W.2d 622 (S.D. 1999) (township did not have authority to enact zoning law regulating commercial feedlots)   Text

Reis v. Miller, 550 N.W.2d 78 (S.D. 1999) (challenging the constitutionality of statute allowing hunting, fishing and trapping on easements)   Text


Dyersburg Suburban Consol. Util. Dist. v. City of Dyersburg, No. W2006-01704-COA-R3-CV, 2007 WL 1859460 (Tenn. Ct. App. June 29, 2007) (rural water district’s service area)  Text

City of Lebanon v. Merryman, 01-A-01-9005-CV00157, 1990 WL 177348 (Tenn. Ct. App. Nov. 16, 1990) (eminent domain)


Ehler v. LVDVD, L.C., 319 S.W.3d 817 (Tex. App. 2010) (right-to-farm law; pleading in trespass)  Text

Save Our Spring Alliance, Inc. v. City of Dripping Springs, 304 S.W.3d 871 (Tex. App. 2010) (standing to challenge development that may add pollution to aquifer)  Text

Save Our Springs Alliance, Inc. v. City of Dripping Springs, , No. 03-04-00683-CV, 2009 WL 1896070 (Tex. App. 2009), withdrawn, , 304 S.W.3d 871, (standing to challenge development)  Text

State v. Harrell Ranch, Ltd, 268 S.W.3d 247 (Tex. App. 2008) (just compensation for taking of organic cattle ranch)  Text

Hollywood Park Humane Soc. v. Town of Hollywood Park, 261 S.W.3d 135 (Tex. App. 2008) (deer management program)  Text

Holubec v. Brandenberger, 214 S.W.3d 650 (Tex. App. 2006) (right to farm)  Text

Cal-Co Grain Co., Inc. v. Whatley, No. 13-05-120-CV, 2006 WL 2439973 (Tex. App. Aug. 24, 2006) (right to farm)

Aguilar v. Trujillo, 162 S.W.3d 839 (Tex. App. 2005) (application of right to farm act)  Text

Barrera v. Hondo Creek Cattle Co., 132 S.W.3d 544 (Tex. App. 2004) (right to farm)  Text

Holubec v. Brandenberger, 111 S.W.3d 32 (Tex. 2003) (right to farm)  Text

City of San Antonio v. City of Boerne, 61 S.W.3d 571 (Tex. App. 2001), rev’d, 111 S.W.3d 22 (Tex. 2003) (annexation, extraterritorial jurisdiction)   Text

Texas Natural Res. Conservation Comm’n v. Accord Agric., Inc./Texas Natural Res. Conservation Comm’n, 03-98-00340-CV, 1999 WL 699825 (Tex. App. Sept. 10, 1999) (dispute over validity of rules which regulate concentrated animal feeding operations)

Wegner v. State, 829 S.W.2d 922 (Tex. App. 1992) (action to acquire part of farm for construction of highway)   Text

Hale v. Colorado River Mun. Water Dist., 818 S.W.2d 537 (Tex. App. 1991) (alleged “taking” without compensation)   Text

City of The Colony v. City of Frisco, 686 S.W.2d 379 (Tex. App. 1985) (challenging the validity of annexation)   Text


Peterson v. Riverton City, 243 P.3d 1261 (Utah 2010) (rezoning parcel to allow large animals in municipality)  Text

Bingham v. Roosevelt City Corp., 235 P. 3d 730 (Utah 2010) (city not liable for groundwater diversion that lowered water table and made soil less saturated for irrigation purposes)  Text

Osborn v. Tax Comm’n, 217 P.3d 274 (Utah Ct. App. 2009) (lose of tax assessment for agricultural use)  Text

Marsh v. Tax Comm’n & Bd. of Equalization of Box Elder County, No. 20080291-CA, 2009 WL 418812 (Utah Ct. App. Feb. 20, 2009) (appeal of market value of property)  Text


IN RE Willowell Foundation Cond. Use Cert., 140 A.3d 179 (Vt. 2016). (Term “Agricultural Reserve(‘s)” enforceability.) Text

In re Eustance Act 250 Jurisdictional Opinion, 970 A.2d 1285, 2009 VT 16 (Vt. 2009) (farming exemption to permit did not apply)  Text

John Larkin, Inc. v. Marceau, 959 A.2d 551 (Vt. 2008) (pesticide trespass; right to farm)  Text

Madkour v. Zoltak, 924 A.2d 11 (Vt. 2007) (restrictive covenants)  Text

In re Ochs, 915 A.2d 780 (Vt. 2006) (definition of a “farm”)  Text

Trickett v. Ochs, 838 A.2d 66 (Vt 2003) (right to farm)  Text

In re Scheiber, 724 A.2d 475 (Vt. 1998) (shooting range on residential and agricultural district property)   Text

Mazza v. Agency of Transp., 716 A.2d 817 (Vt. 1998) (eminent domain)   Text


Wetlands Trust v. White Cloud Nine Ventures, 782 S.E.2d 131 (Va. 2016). (Agricultural development and conservation easement.) Text

Turner v. Caplan, 596 S.E.2d 525 (Va. 2004) (protective covenants)  Text

Buckley v. Loudoun County Bd. of Zoning Appeals, No. 20141, 2002 WL 31943390 (Va. Cir. Ct. June 4, 2002) (agricultural zoning district)

Layng v. Gwinn, 52 Va. Cir. 71 (Va. Cir. Ct. 2000) (“agricultural operation” under State Right to Farm Act)

Town of Rocky Mount v. Hudson, 421 S.E.2d 407 (Va. 1992) (dispute over residual damages in eminent domain case)   Text


Suquamish Tribe v. Cent. Puget Sound Growth Mgmt. Hearings Bd., 235 P.3d 812 (Wash. Ct. App. 2010) (urban density; rural wooded incentive program)  Text

Feil v. E. Wash. Growth Mgmt. Hearings Bd., 220 P.3d 1248 (Wash. Ct. App. 2009) (challenge of recreational use in area zoned agricultural)  Text

Union Elevator & Warehouse Co. v. Washington ex rel. Dep’t of Transp., 215 P.3d 257 (Wash. Ct. App. 2009) (inverse condemnation; damages caused by destruction of access)

Clallam County v. W. Washington Growth Mgmt. Hearings Bd., 121 P.3d 764 (Wash. Ct. App. 2005) (preexisting ag uses exemptions from critical areas ordinances)  Text

City of Arlington v. Cent. Puget Sound Growth Mgmt. Hearing Bd., 193 P.3d 1077 (Wash. 2008) (review of rezoning from agricultural to commercial)  Text

Yakima County v. E. Wash. Growth Mgmt. Hearings Bd., 192 P.3d 12 (Wash. Ct. App. 2008) (appealing redetermination of agricultural lands)  Text

Union Elevator & Warehouse Co., Inc. v. State ex rel. Dep’t of Transp., 183 P.3d 1097 (Wash. Ct. App. 2008) (granting relocation expense to condemned grain elevator)  Text

Snohomish County v. Hensley, No. 55963-2-I, 2007 WL 442171 (Wash. Ct. App. Feb. 12, 2007) (re-designation of “agricultural area”)  Text

Lewis County v. W. Wash. Growth Mgmt. Hearings Bd., 139 P.3d 1096 (Wash. 2006) (review of designation of “agricultural lands”)  Text

Davis v. Taylor, 132 P.3d 783 (Wash. Ct. App. 2006) (nuisance not excused by state right to farm act)  Text

Alpental Cmty. Club v. Seattle Gymnastics Soc’y, 111 P.3d 257 (Wash. 2005) (right to farm act)  Text

City of West Richland v. Dep’t of Ecology, 103 P.3d 818 (Wash. Ct. App. 2004) (water rights transfer)  Text

Vicwood Meridian P’ship v. Skagit Sand & Gravel, 98 P.3d 1277 (Wash. Ct. App. 2004) (right to farm act)  Text

Littleton v. Whatcom County, 86 P.3d 1253 (Wash. Ct. App. 2004) (definition of “solid waste”)   Text

Union Elevator & Warehouse Co., Inc. v. State ex rel. Dep’t. of Transp., 980 P.2d 779 (Wash. Ct. App. 1999) (inverse condemnation suit by grain elevator)   Text

Mosich v. Seabed Harvesting, Inc., 91 Wash. App. 1003 (Wash. Ct. App. 1998) (action to enforce covenant against commercial activities of land)

Buchanan v. Simplot Feeders, Ltd. P’ship, 952 P.2d 610 (Wash. 1998) (farm owners’ nuisance action against operators of feedlot and meat processing plant)   Text

King County v. Washington State Boundary Review Bd. for King County, 860 P.2d 1024 (Wash. 1993) (dispute over proposed annexations by city)   Text

Valley View Indus. Park v. City of Redmond, 733 P.2d 182 (Wash. 1987) (holding that zoning change was unconstitutional)   Text

Schons v. State, Dep’t. of Transp., 715 P.2d 1142 (Wash. Ct. App. 1985) (dispute over farm condemnation for highway construction)   Text


Largent v. Zoning Bd. of Appeals for Paw Paw, 671 S.E.2d 794 (W. Va. 2008) (review of city’s designation of area as “Conservation Open Space”)  Text

Petition of City of Beckley to Annex, by Minor Boundary Adjustment, W. Virginia Route 3 Right-of-Way Beginning at Present Corporate Limits, 460 S.E.2d 669 (W. Va. 1995) (annexation through minor boundary adjustments)   Text


Golden Sands Dairy LLC v. Town of Saratoga, 913 N.W.2d 118 (Wis. 2018). (Agricultural construction and building permit.) Text

DSG Evergreen F.L.P. v. Town of Perry, No. 2009AP727, 2010 WL 2852857 (Wis. Ct. App. July 22, 2010) (condemnation of agricultural property)  Text

Adams v. Livestock Facilities Siting Review Bd., No. 2009AP608, 2010 WL 2519595 (Wis. Ct. App. June 24, 2010) (town’s additional zoning restrictions preempted)

Ecker Bros. v. Calumet County, No. 2007AP2109, 2009 WL 2032336 (Wis. Ct. App. July 15, 2009) (county ordinance regulating wind farms)  Text

Wisconsin ex rel. Gehl v. Town Bd. of Perry, No. 2007AP1067, 2009 WL 617812 (Wis. Ct. App. Mar. 12, 2009) (challenging creation of historical preservation district; challenging denial of improvements on agricultural land)  Text

Gehl v. Conrad, No 2005AP2589, 2006 WL 2294582 (Wis. Ct. App. Aug. 10, 2006)(Farmland Preservation)  Text

Allen v. Wis. Pub. Serv. Corp., 694 N.W.2d 420 (Wis. Ct. App. 2005) (treble damages)  Text

Allen v. Wis. Pub. Serv. Corp., 694 N.W.2d 420 (Wis. Ct. App. 2005) (damages in stray voltage)  Text

Allen v. Wis. Pub. Serv. Corp., 694 N.W.2d 420 (Wis. Ct. App. 2005) (nuisance in stray voltage cases)  Text

Horlacher v. Eau Claire County Bd. of Land Use Appeals, No. 02-0340, 2002 WL 1752265 (Wis. Ct. App. July 30, 2002) (what is consistent with an “agricultural use”)

Thorp v. Town of Lebanon, 593 N.W.2d 878 (Wis. Ct. App. 1999), aff’d, 2000 WI 60, 235 Wis. 2d 610, 612 N.W.2d 59 (challenging the validity of rezoning ordinance)   Text

Town of Jackson v. O’Hearn, 586 N.W.2d 699 (Wis. Ct. App. 1998) (violation of zoning ordinance by operating a meat shop from farm)

Schmeling v. Phelps, 569 N.W.2d 784 (Wis. Ct. App. 1997) (challenging the validity of veto of rezoning of agricultural property to use for rural homes)   Text

Slough Creek Properties v. Columbia County, 552 N.W.2d 897 (Wis. Ct. App. 1996) (violated of zoning ordinance by keeping camper trailers and a motor home on property zoned as agricultural)

Hoepker v. City of Madison Plan Comm’n, 551 N.W.2d 63 (Wis. Ct. App. 1996), aff’d in part, rev’d in part, 563 N.W.2d 145 (Wis. 1997) (annexation to the city, jurisdiction)

County of Adams v. Romeo, 510 N.W.2d 693 (Wis. Ct. App. 1993), aff’d in part, rev’d in part, 528 N.W.2d 418 (Wis. 1995) (“fish-for-a-fee” business is not “agricultural” use of property)   Text

Fortier v. Flambeau Plastics Co., a Div. of Flambeau Corp., 476 N.W.2d 593 (Wis. Ct. App. 1991) (alleged contamination of water wells by city)   Text

Gieseke v. State Dep’t. of Transp., Div. of Highways, 426 N.W.2d 79 (Wis. Ct. App. 1988) (condemnation of farm land for highway improvement)   Text


Anderson v. Bd. of County Comm’rs of Teton County, 217 P.3d 401 (Wyo. 2009) (approval of horse barn in residential area)  Text

Reed v. Cloninger, 131 P.3d 359 (Wyo. 2006) (right to farm)  Text

Thompson v. Bd. of County Comm’rs of the County of Sublette, 34 P.3d 278 (Wyo. 2001) (holding that ski operations were not incidental to a primary agricultural use)   Text

Bard Ranch Co. v. Frederick, 950 P.2d 564 (Wyo. 1997) (challenge to issuance of agricultural zoning certificates)   Text

Town of Wheatland v. Bellis Farms, Inc., 806 P.2d 281 (Wyo. 1991) (failure to meet requirements of Eminent Domain Act)   Text

WYMO Fuels, Inc. v. Edwards, 723 P.2d 1230 (Wyo. 1986) (agricultural land owner’s consent and eminent domain proceeding)   Text