Animal and environmental organizations, joined by several rural community activists, want a U.S. District Court judge to strike down Obama-era regulations that give a break to smaller mid-sized concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs).

Beryl A. Howell, chief judge for District of Columbia, is hearing the case, filed against USDA and the Farm Service Agency; along Pixabaywith Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and Farm Service Administrator Richard Fordyce.

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