Blog Header

The Ag & Food Law Blog

A Project of the Agricultural & Food Law Consortium

New Web Guide for Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act

  • March 30, 2012

Recently, McCarron & Diess has published the PACA Web Guide to assist produce professionals with issues arising under the Perishable...

FDA Responds to GMO-labeling Campaign

  • March 30, 2012

March 27 was the deadline for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make its response to the Just Label...

Upcoming March 16 Workshop for Foresters and Loggers

  • March 12, 2012

The National Agricultural Law Center, along with the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service and the LSU...

Russia to Ban Cattle Imports from EU States

  • March 8, 2012

Recent news accounts have reported that beginning March 20, Russia will ban cattle imports from throughout the European Union. The...

Food and Drug Adminstration Set to Issue Ruling on BPA in Food and Beverages

  • March 8, 2012

A recent article from CBS News reports that Bisphenol-A — BPA — may be on its way out of the...

Premiums on Organic Chicken Breasts

  • March 1, 2012

Consumers are still willing to buy organic meat despite its higher price. A recent article out of Fayetteville, Arkansas reported...

United Egg Producers Proposes Change to Farm Bill

  • March 1, 2012

United Egg Producers (UEP) President and CEO, Gene Gregory, advocates an amendment to the current Farm Bill. The amendment, Egg Products...

Upcoming Webinars on Legal Issues in Recreational Land Use

  • February 29, 2012

On Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. (Central) a free, producer-oriented webinar will be offered that focuses on landowner liability...

Upcoming Forestry Workshops

  • February 13, 2012

The National Agricultural Law Center, along with the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service and the LSU AgCenter are hosting a...

Department of Labor To Re-Propose Child Farmworker Rules

  • February 4, 2012

Agri-Pulse reports that Department of Labor will “re-propose the parental exception” of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. For full Agri-Pulse...

FDA: Illegal Fungicide in Orange Juice Samples

  • February 3, 2012

The Associated Press announced that the FDA has confirmed the presence of an illegal fungicide in domestic orange juice samples, but...

Gates Foundation Calls for More Ag Research Funding

  • February 3, 2012

Western Farm Press reports that, in the annual priorities outlined by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Gates expressed interest in...

GIPSA Releases Final Rule

  • December 8, 2011

Today, the Grain Inspection Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) released the final version of the rules they first proposed last summer....

Recall Expanded – Frozen Oysters Imported from Korea

  • November 25, 2011

According to a FDA press release, “FDA is expanding its warning to include additional frozen oyster products from Korea. These products...

GIPSA Settle Cases Resulting in $17,160 in Civil Penalties

  • November 25, 2011

Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) announced settlements resulting in $17,160 in civil...

U.S. and China Conclude 22nd Session of the Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade

  • November 22, 2011

Yesterday marked the conclusion of the 22nd session of the U.S. – China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT) in...

New Study Shows Reform of Current U.S. Sugar Policy Would Help Consumers

  • November 21, 2011

A news release last week from the Coalition for Sugar Reform stated that, “Reforming federal sugar subsidies can save American consumers...

National Cotton Council Welcomes Farm Bill Proposal

  • November 21, 2011

A news release from the National Cotton Council last week stated that, “The National Cotton Council commends the House and Senate...

Rep. Tipton discussed how the Senate’s failure to pass H.R. 872 is unleashing regulatory blitz

  • November 21, 2011

Last week, during The Ag Minute, Rep. Scott Tipton discussed how the Senate’s failure to pass H.R. 872 is unleashing a...

USDA Announces Improvements to Risk Assessment and Rulemaking Process

  • November 20, 2011

The USDA announced in a press release that, “The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)...