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Upcoming Workshop on Legal Issues in Forestry

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

Raw Milk Lawsuit Against FDA Rejected

The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund’s lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Department of Health and...

New Web Guide for Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act

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 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

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

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

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

Premiums on Organic Chicken Breasts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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