Hanor Companies is moving its headquarters to Enid, OK, from Wisconsin and several activists groups would like to see the pork producer pull out of North Carolina soon, too. They may get their wish as a federal court in North Carolina has decided to let a potentially game-changing lawsuit against an 8,000-pig farm go forward.…

The family-owned Hudson Farm that contracts with Perdue Farms Inc. to raise chickens for the Perdue brand on Maryland’s Eastern Shore is not in violation of the federal Clean Water Act, Senior U.S. District Judge William N. Nickerson has ruled. The federal judge released his decision in Baltimore Thursday morning. The ruling was a defeat…

A federal judge in Baltimore has promised to issue his written decision, which could determine the future of the entire poultry industry on Maryland’s eastern shore, by year’s end. U.S. District Judge William M. Nickerson heard closing arguments on Nov. 30 in the case pitting a Kennedy scion and the University of Maryland Law School…

Testimony in the two-week trial in Baltimore over how poultry practices affect the water quality on Maryland’s Eastern Shore has ended, but the spinning continues, with closing arguments now set for Nov. 30. Sometime after that, U.S. District Court Judge William Nickerson will render his decision in the closely watched civil litigation. With trial testimony…