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Boucher v. United States Department of Agriculture

When farmers destroy wetlands, they lose eligibility for USDA subsidies. Did a Hancock County, Ind. farmer convert wetlands into croplands when he cut down nine trees in the 1990s (to reduce cover for illegal dumping on his land)? The feds’ insistence that he did is “incompatible … with common sense” and a 600-page administrative record, says the Seventh Circuit.


Tags: 2019, Administrative Law, APA, Seventh Circuit

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