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Letter to USDA: Improve Oversight of GMO Field Trials

Posted August 27, 2013 Over 150 farm and food businesses and organizations signed a letter calling for USDA to improve its...

Senators: EPA Should Not Require Farmers to Comply with Spill Rules

Posted August 26, 2013 Senators Jim Inhofe (R-OK) and Mark Pryor (D-AR) recently sent a letter to the Environmental Protection...

GIPSA Releases Final Rule on Weighing; Feed and Swine Contractors

Posted August 26, 2013 USDA’s Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) has released a final rule on “Weighing; Feed and...

Federal Court Allows Groups to Intervene in Support of COOL

Posted August 26, 2013 On August 20, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia entered an order granting...

EPA Releases New Pesticide Labels to Protect Bees

Posted August 23, 2013 Last week, the EPA released new pesticide labels in an effort to protect bees and other...

USDA Agricultural Marketing Service Issues Two Marketing Order Final Rules

Posted August 23, 2013 USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) recently issued two marketing order final rules affecting cranberry and avocado...

American Agricultural Law Association Annual Conference: Oct. 31 – Nov. 2

Posted August 23, 2013 For attorneys, students, and other professionals interested in agricultural and food law, the 34th Annual Conference of the American Agricultural...

Plaintiffs, EPA Reach Settlement; EPA Not to Seek New CAFO Regulations

Posted August 23, 2013 According to an agreement with the Chesapeake BayFoundation (CBF), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will not...

Rep. Kristi Noem: Congress Will Pass Farm Bill

Posted August 22, 2013 Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD), member of the House Agriculture Committee, says that Congress will pass a...

Farm Credit Issues Interim Rule Repealing Mortgage Loan Regulations

The Farm Credit Administration (FCA) issued an interim rule which repeals its regulations governing the registration of residential mortgage loan...

Southeast Water Wars: Florida vs. Georgia Water Dispute To Be Filed in U.S. Supreme Court

Posted August 22, 2013 It’s Florida vs. Georgia in a battle with implications for Alabama, and, believe it or...

Meat Inspectors IT Network Fails for Two Days, Dispute Over Impact

Posted August 21, 2013 Earlier this month a computer system, which networks inspectors at all of the meatpacking and processing...

FDA To Look Into Cattle Feed Additive Zilmax

Posted August 21, 2013 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will work with Merck & Co. and the USDA to...

USTR Announces Public Hearings on Russia’s WTO Obligations

Posted August 21, 2013 The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) recently announced a request for comments and...

Agriculture Industry Wants to Override Veto on North Carolina Immigration Bill

Posted August 20, 2013 In addition to the debate in Congress over immigration, the North Carolina legislature passed an immigration...

FDA Announces Intent to Prepare Environmental Impact Statement for FSMA Rule

Posted August 20, 2013 Evidenced by recent posts on this blog, the pace of action and news involving regulatory activity under...

Canada Requests WTO Review of Country of Origin Labeling Law

Posted August 20, 2013 Canada has asked the World Trade Organization (WTO) to review U.S. Country of Origin Labeling (COOL)...

Ag Employer Violates Federal Labor Law, Damages Awarded to Workers

Posted August 19, 2013   In Fulford v. Daughtry, No. 4:11-CV-103-FL., 2013 WL 3475292 (E.D.N.C. July 10, 2013), the...

Federal District Court Rules on FDA’s Request to Extend FSMA Deadlines

Posted August 19, 2013 According to a recent federal district court ruling issued by Judge Phyllis Hamilton of the U.S....

Catfish Inspection Program Adds to Farm Bill Controversy

Posted August 19, 2013 While much of the national discussion about the farm bill is focused on the nutrition title...