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Illinois farmer stands his ground against wrongful NRCS wetlands determination

September 26, 2019
By Illinois Farm Bureau


When Carl Hoffee began improving the farm’s drain tile system, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service asserted the farm he recently purchased had 22 acres of wetlands.

The assertion, based on undated aerial photographs taken on a single day, forced Hoffee to stop his drain tile repairs and await the agency’s formal determination, which came in 2012. | READ MORE

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