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Some of you may remember a previous post I wrote discussing a challenge to USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) approving a loan guarantee for a poultry farm on the Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Food & Water Watch (FWW) brought the challenge, claiming FSA violated the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA); for more background click here. Recently the federal district court denied FSA’s procedural motions, claiming FWW did not have the standing to bring the challenges, making their claims moot. The court did not touch the central claims that FSA failed to provide an adequate NEPA review before approving the federal loan guarantee for a poultry farm.Read More