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OSHA Issues Rule on Whistleblower Protection under FSMA

  • March 5, 2014

March 5, 2014   The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently published an interim final rule protecting workers who report...

States Move to Limit EPA Authority under CWA

  • March 5, 2014

Posted March 5, 2014   Florida, Texas, Alaska and 18 other states recently filed an amicus brief on behalf of the...

Ninth Circuit Rules NLEA Does Not Preempt State Law

  • March 5, 2014

Posted March 5, 2014   In Lilly v. ConAgra Foods, Inc., No. 12-55921, 2014 WL 644706, (9th Cir. Feb. 6, 2014),...

Farm Bill Eliminates Inspection, Fees for Apple Exports to Canada

  • March 4, 2014

Posted March 4, 2014   Apple exports to Canada are now moving at a quicker and more cost-effective pace due to...

Court Finds EA for the Central Valley Water Project Sufficient

  • March 4, 2014

Posted March 4, 2014 In Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Association v. U.S. Department of Interior, No. 1:12-CV-01303-LJO-MJS, 2014 WL 49606,...

NALC Resource: Finance and Credit Reading Room

  • March 3, 2014

Posted March 3, 2014   The National Agricultural Law Center offers a wide range of resources, one of which is the...

CA Rain Won’t End Drought

  • March 3, 2014

Posted March 3, 2014   While California received significant rainfall last week, it was not enough to offset years of drought,...

WTO Ruling on COOL Expected in June

  • March 3, 2014

Posted March 3, 2014   A World Trade Organization (WTO) panel is expected to issue a confidential interim report on June...

FDA Proposes Updates to Nutrition Facts Label

  • March 3, 2014

Posted March 3, 2014   The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently proposed rules to update the Nutrition Facts label for...

Farm Bureau, Ag Groups Push House to Act on Immigration

  • February 28, 2014

Posted February 28, 2014   Over 600 groups, including 154 agricultural organizations are calling on House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) to...

Georgia Bill Would Allow Raw Milk Sales in Grocery Stores

  • February 28, 2014

Posted February 28, 2014   Georgia State Representative Scot Turner recently introduced a bill that would allow raw milk sales in...

Low Crop Prices Worry Ag Lenders

  • February 28, 2014

Posted February 28, 2014   Amid the expectation of low crop prices, some banks are worried that farm cash flows will...

CA Bill would Create Office of Farm to Fork

  • February 27, 2014

Posted February 27, 2014   California Assembly Speaker John A. Perez introduced a bill that would create the “Office of Farm...

New Deadlines for FSMA Final Rules

  • February 27, 2014

Posted February 27, 2014   The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently agreed to new deadlines for final rules for...

Federal Drought Relief Coming Soon for Ranchers

  • February 27, 2014

February 27, 2014   Drought relief for ranchers through USDA has been expedited, with the sign-up for the Livestock Indemnity Program...

Michigan Farm Owner Sentenced After Selling Contaminated Cider

  • February 26, 2014

Posted February 26, 2014   A northern Michigan farm owner was sentenced to prison after producing and selling apple cider contaminated...

Farm Bureau Voices Data Privacy Concerns to Congress

  • February 26, 2014

Posted February 26, 2014   The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) recently voiced its concerns related to “big data,” ownership and...

EPA Proposes Changes to Agricultural Worker Protection Standard

  • February 26, 2014

Posted February 26, 2014   The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced proposed changes to the agricultural Worker Protection Standard...

USDA Predicts Price Declines for Corn, Wheat, and Soybeans

  • February 25, 2014

Posted February 25, 2014   An updated projection by USDA late last week predicts significant price declines for corn, wheat, and...

Water Quality Trading Network to Promote Consistency

  • February 25, 2014

Posted February 25, 2014   A coalition of government officials and environmental advocacy groups have created a national network on water...