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Groups Sue EPA Over Withdrawal of Factory Farm Rule

  • October 17, 2013

Posted October 17,  2013   A coalition of community, animal welfare, and environmental organizations has filed a lawsuit against the U.S....

Panel Set to Address the Issue of Farm Size

  • October 17, 2013

October 17, 2013   A panel discussion comparing large and small farms will be the focus of the Food Dialogues on...

New Aquaculture Leases Approved in Apalachicola Bay

  • October 17, 2013

Posted October 17,  2013   Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam and the Florida Cabinet voted unanimously to approve additional...

Leafy Greens Food Safety Audits Continue During Government Shutdown

  • October 16, 2013

Posted October 16, 2013   While many agencies of the U.S. government have been shut down since October 1, food safety...

NY Governor Welcomes 14 Newly-Licensed Farm Breweries

  • October 16, 2013

Posted October 16, 2013   New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo welcomed 14 newly-licensed farm breweries that have opened as a...

Farm Groups Appeal Chesapeake Bay Ruling

  • October 16, 2013

Posted October 16, 2013   Farm and commodity groups have announced they will appeal a recent district court judge’s decision to...

New Law Benefits California CSA Business

  • October 16, 2013

Posted October 16, 2013   A recently enacted law defining Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and establishing health and safety standards will...

Animal Law on Agenda for AALA Annual Conference

  • October 15, 2013

Posted October 15, 2013   Animal law will be prominently featured at the upcoming 34th Annual Conference of the American Agricultural...

CA Court of Appeals Affirms Dismissal of Food Labeling Case

  • October 15, 2013

Posted October 15, 2013   In Simpson v. Kroger Corp. et al., No. B242405, 2013 WL 5347881, Cal. Ct. App. (September...

Farm Bill Could Benefit From Government Shutdown

  • October 15, 2013

Posted October 15, 2013   Jerry Hagstrom reported that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) recently proposed that the farm bill...

Owners of Jensen Farms Face Criminal Charges in 2011 Listeria Outbreak

  • October 14, 2013

Posted October 14, 2013   Federal prosecutors have filed criminal charges against Eric Jensen and Ryan Jensen, the two brothers who...

House Names Farm Bill Conferees

  • October 14, 2013

Posted October 14, 2013   On Saturday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) named farm...

Save the Date: November 14 Webinar on Country of Origin Labeling

  • October 11, 2013

Posted October 11, 2013 On November 14, 12-1 (CDT),the National Agricultural Law Center is hosting a webinar titled, COOL Or...

NALC Resource: Biotechnology Reading Room

  • October 11, 2013

October 11, 2013   What is biotechnology?  A uniformly accepted definition of “biotechnology” does not exist.  In broad terms, it is...

NOW Foods Will Sell Only Non-GMO Products by Year’s End

  • October 11, 2013

October 11, 2013   Natural foods manufacturer, NOW Foods, has committed to make its entire food line non-genetically modified (GMO) by...

Monsanto Buys Climate Corp. for Nearly $1 Billion

  • October 11, 2013

October 11, 2013   In one of the largest buys of a data analytics company, Monsanto has agreed to buy the...

House to Appoint Farm Bill Conferees

  • October 10, 2013

Posted October 10, 2013   House GOP leaders will appoint farm bill conferees in the next week, according to U.S. Representative...

District Court Dismisses Nebraska Water Rights Lawsuit

  • October 10, 2013

Posted October 10, 2013   In Frenchman Cambridge Irr. Dist. V. Heineman, No. 8:12CV445, 2013 WL 5367353 (D.D.C. September 24, 2013),...

Court Grants Motion to Intervene in COOL Case

  • October 10, 2013

October 10, 2013   The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted four groups’ motion to intervene in a...

Oct. 10 Webinar/CLE: (When) Can Private Citizens Enforce States’ Animal Welfare Laws?

  • October 9, 2013

Posted October 9, 2013   The National Agricultural Law Center and the American Agricultural Law Association are co-sponsoring a webinar titled, “Enforcing...