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Attorneys Sought for USDA Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Process

Farmers Legal Action Group, Inc. (FLAG) and the National Agricultural Law Center (NALC) are assisting in the development of a legal...

Senator Harry Reid Re-Introduces Senate Farm Bill

On the first day of the 113th Congress, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) reintroduced the version of the Farm Bill the...

Chairman Lucas Affirms Direct Payments Will Remain in Place Under 2008 Farm Bill Extension

USA Rice Daily reports that House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, Republican of Oklahoma, has affirmed in a written statement that...

February 21: Food Labeling Webinar

On Thursday, February 21 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 EST, Steptoe & Johnson LLP is sponsoring a complimentary webinar titled FoodLabeling:  What You Can...

Applicants Sought for Center for Agriculture and Food Systems Fellowship

The Center for Agriculture andFood Systems (CAFS) at the Vermont Law School is inviting eligible candidates to apply for a two-year...

Crop Insurance Payment Payouts Hit All-Time Record, Could Hit $20 Billion

Reuters reports that federal crop insurance payments to U.S. producers for 2012 have hit a new record.  According to the article, payments...

Attorneys Sought Nationwide To Assist Claimants in USDA Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Process

Farmers Legal Action Group, Inc. (FLAG) and the National Agricultural Law Center (NALC) are assisting in the development of a legal...

Secretary Vilsack to Remain as USDA Secretary

Tom Vilsack will remain as USDA Secretary during President Obama’s second term.  According to a Bloomberg article, full text here, it...

February 5, 2013: Center Hosting Producer Workshop in Keiser, Arkansas

The National Agricultural Law Center will host a producer meeting at the Northeast Research and Extension Center in Keiser, Arkansas on February...

January 31: Center Hosting Producer Meeting at Rohwer Research Station

The National Agricultural Law Center will host a producer meeting in Rohwer, Arkansas on January 31 to discuss laws and regulations important...

Questions Raised About Pork Contamination

Consumer Reports, the policy and action arm of Consumers Union, recently tested and analyzed148  pork chop and 50 ground pork samples...

Ag Groups Request Estate Tax Update

With current tax relief expected to expire the end of this year, agriculture groups have been requesting that the U.S. House...

Attorneys Sought To Assist Claimants in USDA Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Process

Farmers Legal Action Group, Inc. (FLAG) and the National Agricultural Law Center (NALC) are assisting in the development of a legal...

Ag Law Meeting for Farmers & Others in Clarksdale, MS on Nov. 1: 2012 Farm Bill, Crop Insurance, Ag Leases, Environmental Regulation, & Related Issues

The National Agricultural Law Center will host a meeting in Clarksdale, Mississippi on November 1 from 10-12, followed by a lunch catered by...

Nov 6: Center Hosting Meeting for Producers in Stuttgart, Arkansas

The National Agricultural Law Center will host a producer meeting in Stuttgart, Arkansas on November 6. The presentations will begin at 10 a.m....

October 16: Attorney Training for USDA Hispanic and Women Farmers & Ranchers Claims Process

On October 16, 2012, from 1 p.m. – 3:45 (EST) a free training session by live webcast will be held for attorneys interested...

New Article Published Covering Arbitration in Federal Crop Insurance

While farmers and others are likely familiar with federal crop insurance, many are not as familiar with the arbitration requirement that...

Center Hosting Ag Law Workshop for Producers in Northeast Louisiana

The National Agricultural Law Center will host a producer workshop in Delhi, Louisiana on October 23.  The...

Attorneys Sought to Assist in USDA Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Process

The United States government has established a voluntary admininstrative claims process, the USDA Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Process...

HSUS CEO Seeks Board Seat with Tyson Foods

Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States (“HSUS”), announced today that he is running...