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Are State-Authorized Century Farm Programs Titles of Nobility?

Both the Federal and State governments are prohibited from granting "titles of nobility" under the US Constitution (Art. 1, Sec. 9 & 10). My understanding is that "titles of nobility" are ...
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Is it possible to get a dog legally classified as livestock to apply defense laws?

Generally, it is only legal to shoot an attacking dog in defense of livestock. Since pet dogs are not livestock, one cannot legally defend them if attacked by another dog. The definition of "...
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Is Monsanto still suing farmers over “gene theft”?

I just saw "Food Inc" last night, a 2008 movie about the food industry. In the movie they detail how Monsanto was targetting farmers who were trying to grow their own seed and suing them. What would ...
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Are you guilty of swamp busting, if you remove non-productive trees for productive ones?

The swamp buster law says that you can't remove trees, or stumps from a wetland. Does that include removing trees that are unproductive for trees that are productive (for food, and other things)?
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What liability is there for a company whose genetic modifications make their way into originally non-modified crops?

Assume that a company has created genetically modified crop plant. A farmer purchases some seed from this company and plants this seed in his field. Somehow, that genetic modification jumps species ...
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Are there laws that prohibit trade/sale/growing of invasive plant species in the United States?

I recently ordered a plant that I discovered was highly invasive in Canada, and I live in the United States (just south of the border), and didn't know about the problem until after ordering. Are ...
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In the Hammond / Harney County land-use situation, what precedents does the BLM act on to restrict landowners?

I have read a number of accounts of the details involved, most of which resemble this one, and are biased against the BLM. I have yet to find information on what position the BLM took in changing the ...