The Michigan Farm Bureau, Michigan Milk Producers Association, Michigan Pork Producers Association, Michigan Allied Poultry Industries, Dairy Farmers of America, Select Milk Producers, Inc., and 163 livestock farms sued [pdf attached: Michigan Manure Complaint] the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy to challenge new permit conditions for concentrated animal feeding operations. The permit conditions include a prohibition on spraying manure for three months of the year or transferring manure to other entities that spray manure and a restriction on the amount of phosphorous permitted in soil to which manure may be applied. Plaintiffs are seeking declaratory judgment and injunctive relief.