On July 29, 2015, the Minnesota Supreme Court held that a farm using fields as cropland in the summer and as an animal feeding site during the winter need not obtain a National Pollution Disposal Elimination System (NPDES) permit but must nonetheless obtain a state disposal system (SDS) permit. In re Reichmann Land & Cattle, LLP, A13-1461, (Minn. July 29, 2015). The Pope County, Minnesota, farm at issue uses a portion of its cropland as a winter feeding facility for cattle. Following the fall harvest, the farm places cattle on the lot, which consumes crop residues through the winter. In the spring, the farm moves the cattle off the lot and plants new crops for the growing season. The Clean Water Act and EPA…