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A Project of the Agricultural & Food Law Consortium

Upcoming: 33rd Annual Meeting of the American Agricultural Law Association

  • August 31, 2012

The 33rd Annual Meeting of the American Agricultural Law Association will be held October 18-20, 2012 at the downtown Sheraton Hotel...

NCGA Believes Agriculture Needs New Farm Bill

  • August 1, 2012

Ag Professional reports that the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) feels “extending the current farm bill will not adequately cover farmers’ needs.”...

Aquaculture Conference Offered by Extension

  • July 30, 2012

Newark Advocate reports that “people interested in learning business strategies to develop and maintain a healthy and sustainable fish farming...

Farm Bureau Supports USDA Action

  • July 25, 2012

Hoosier Ag Today reports that the “American Farm Bureau Federation welcomes the emergency actions U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Monday...

Child Labor on Family Farms Preserved through Passed Bill

  • July 25, 2012

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Preserving America’s Family Farm Act, which protects the ability of youth to gain training...

Boehner Deflects Farm Bill Timing

  • July 23, 2012

Agri-Pulse reports Speaker of the House John Boehner recently told press that “a decision has not yet been made” on...

Farm Database Proposal Pulled by EPA

  • July 23, 2012

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency withdrew a proposed rule that would have required livestock and poultry farmers to report about their...

RMA Information Updated for Producers Impacted by Drought

  • July 19, 2012

The Kansas Department of Agriculture urges farmers and ranchers to immediately meet with their crop insurance appraisers to determine the best management...

Vilsack Announces Promising Assistance Package

  • July 18, 2012

“Agriculture remains a bright spot in our nation’s economy and it is increasingly important that USDA has the tools to act...

Peterson Protects Previous Farm Bill Legislation

  • July 18, 2012

Freshman members in the House Agriculture Committee as well as the full House may be “unaware of the history of farm...

Farm Bill Amendment and California Laws

  • July 17, 2012

According to a recent Monterey Herald article, “a California voter-approved law requiring that hens have cages large enough to let them...

Ag Committee Version of Farm Bill Lacks Mandatory Energy Title Funds

  • July 12, 2012

The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture has passed its version of the 2012 Farm Bill, the Federal Agriculture Reform...

Farm Bill Passed by House Agriculture Committee

  • July 12, 2012

The New York Times reports that the House Agriculture Committee voted to pass its version of a new farm bill that...

Farm Bill Vote Keeps Mandatory Checkoffs

  • July 11, 2012

A Senate amendment that would have made mandatory checkoffs for soybeans and other crops voluntary has been defeated.  Alan Kemper, chairman...

33rd Annual Meeting of the American Agricultural Law Association: Nashville, Tennessee October 18-20

  • July 11, 2012

The 33rd Annual Meeting of the American Agricultural Law Association will be held October 18-20, 2012 at the downtown Sheraton Hotel 2012 in...

Wisconsin Town Exceeds Authority to Regulate Farm’s Water-Quality Standards

  • July 11, 2012

In Wisconsin, the state Supreme Court has ruled that rural towns do not have the authority to enforce tougher water-quality standards...

Center Hosting Free Webinar July 24, “The Clean Water, EPA Regulation, and the Future of Farming”

  • July 11, 2012

On July 24, 2012 from 12-1 Eastern, the National Agricultural Law Center, a unit of the University of Arkansas System Division...