The state of Nebraska plans to take to the U.S. Supreme Court its case over the ban on corporate farms. Last week a panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the state's nearly 25-year-old ban on corporate farmers. The appeals court said the ban violates the federal commerce clause of the U.S. Constitution and unfairly burdens out-of-state economic interests.
In 1982, voters in Nebraska passed a constitutional amendment to prohibit corporations and certain other business entities from owning farmland or engaging in agricultural activity – although there are numerous exceptions.