Thousands Gather in Support of Farmers

Thousands of farmers and supporters gathered on a farm in Duplin County, N.C. on Tuesday in a show of solidarity in the face of nuisance lawsuits which they say threatens their livelihood. A couple was recently awarded $25 million after they sued Smithfield Foods. See the complete story here.

Also on Tuesday, jurors were seated in the third of more than two dozen “nuisance” lawsuits against hog farms in eastern North Carolina. Like the first two trials, that trial will take place in Raleigh.