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Senator Schumer’s Maple Syrup Amendment Finds Way to 2012 Farm Bill Proposal

A sweet deal may be in store for New York maple farmers. Sen. Charles Schumer’s proposal to promote New York’s maple...

Mud Runoff Regulation Possibilities a Concern for Timber Industry

The Washington Post reports that the timber industry hopes that “the U.S. Supreme Court will maintain business as usual on controlling...

National Agricultural Law Center Publishes New Article on Prevented Planting Crop Insurance

The National Agricultural Law Center recently published an article that focuses on legal issues associated with prevented planting crop insurance, Prevented...

Small Farm Support Backed by Food and Agriculture Organization

  • June 14, 2012

With the world population growing to an expected nine billion people by 2050, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United...

NCBA Committee Chair Opposes Federal Animal Ag Mandate

  • June 14, 2012

Drovers CattleNetwork reports that the National Cattlemens’ Beef Association Chairman of the Cattle Health and Well-Being Committee has concerns over provisions...

June 21 Webinar on Crop Insurance for Southern Agriculture

  • June 11, 2012

On June 21, the National Agricultural Law Center will provide a webinar titled, Crop Insurance and Southern Agriculture:  What You Need...

2012 Farm Bill Clears Procedural Hurdle in Senate

The United States Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, & Forestry reports that the U.S. Senate has “cleared a procedural hurdle today...

Chairwoman Stabenow to Host Farm Bill Reform Teleconference

On Monday, June 4 at 2:15 EST, Senator Debbie Stabenow will host a press teleconference to discuss the Agriculture Reform, Food...

Farm Groups Seek Farm Bill in House That Differs from Senate Version

As the U.S. House of Representatives continues to undertake consideration of the 2012 Farm Bill, it is clear that many producer...

Senators Call for Senate Floor Farm Bill Debate

On May 15, fourty-four U.S. Senators signed and delivered a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Senate Republican...

National “Water Sustainability in Agriculture” Conference Upcoming

The twenty-fourth annual meeting of the National Agricultural Biotechnology Council will be held in Fayetteville, Arkansas June 11-13.  The focus of...

New Article Overviews Crop Insurance Claims Process for Producers

Federal crop insurance has long been an important risk management tool for agricultural producers.  In light of recent farm bill policy...

American Agricultural Law Association Annual Conference Upcoming

  • April 20, 2012

The American Agricultural Law Association (AALA) will hold its 2012 Annual Agricultural Law Symposium  in Nashville, Tennessee at the downtown Sheraton Hotel...

Center Hosting Webinar, Continuing Legal Education, on Animal Confinement Laws

  • April 16, 2012

The National Agricultural Law Center is providing an online webinar titled, “Legal Issues in Animal Agriculture: Regulating Living Space.” The...

Upcoming Workshop on Legal Issues in Forestry

  • April 9, 2012

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

  • April 9, 2012

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

  • 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...