Agricultural Economics Department


Date of this Version

January 2007


Published in Cornhusker Economics, 01/03/2007. Produced by the Cooperative Extension, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nebraska–Lincoln.


On December 15, 2005, the U.S. District Court for Nebraska (Judge Camp) ruled that Article 12 Section 8 of the Nebraska Constitution (popularly known as Initiative 300) violated federal law. The court ruled that I300, which regulates corporate farming, violated the Interstate Commerce Clause and the Americans with Disabilities Act. On December 13, 2006, a three-judge panel of the Eighth Federal Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Judge Camp’s 2005 ruling that I300 violated the Interstate Commerce Clause. The state of Nebraska will appeal the circuit court’s decision to the U.S. Supreme Court.