I'm surprised how many farmers I meet that own land or buildings in their personal name. I'm surprised, because my non-farm clients would not even consider starting up a new business or purchasing commercial property in their own personal name. Farmers shouldn't do it either, for a number of reasons.
On October 31, 2012, the United States Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") provided notice that it was undertaking a review of its regulations for concentrated animal feeding operations, or "CAFOs" as they are often described (or "factory farms" as their opponents describe them). Under Section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, the EPA must review regulations every ten years to determine their continued necessity.