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WV Poultry Grower Wins Clean Water Act Case Against EPA

  • October 25, 2013

Posted October 25, 2013   In Alt v. EPA, a federal judge ruled against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), stating...

Drought-Stricken Farmers Have Additional Year to Replace Livestock

  • October 25, 2013

Posted October 25, 2013   The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that farmers and ranchers affected by drought have an additional...

Hearing Scheduled for Motion to Dismiss in BPI “Pink Slime” Case

  • October 24, 2013

Posted October 24, 2013   A December hearing has been set for a motion to dismiss in a defamation lawsuit over...

Lawsuit Argues EPA Failed to Address Ocean Acidification

  • October 24, 2013

Posted October 24, 2013   The Center for Biological Diversity has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)...

Kauai Approves Controversial GMO, Pesticide Disclosure Bill

  • October 24, 2013

Posted October 24, 2013   After a 19-hour long special meeting, the Kaua’i County council voted to approve a controversial GMO...

Farm Bill Conference to Begin Next Week

  • October 23, 2013

Posted October 23, 2013   House and Senate Agriculture Committee leaders announced today that the first official meeting for the 2013...

Groups Sue EPA Over Fish Consumption Estimates

  • October 23, 2013

Posted October 23, 2013   Conservation and commercial fishing groups recently filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),...

Mexico Court Bans GMO Corn

  • October 23, 2013

Posted October 23,  2013   A judge in Mexico recently suspended the planting of genetically modified corn in the country, citing...

USDA Announces $181 for Advanced Biofuels Projects

  • October 23, 2013

Posted October 23, 2013   Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, announced the availability of $181 million to develop commercial-scale biorefineries or...

NALC Resource: State Law Clearinghouse

  • October 22, 2013

Posted October 22, 2013   The State Law Clearinghouse, available here, is a free resource provided by the National Agricultural Law...

Lawmakers Expect Farm Bill by End of October

  • October 22, 2013

Posted October 22, 2013   U.S. Rep. Tim Walz (D-MN) and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) are optimistic that Congress will pass...

New Food Safety Regulations Worry Growers, Packers

  • October 22, 2013

Posted October 22, 2013   Growers in the Pacific Northwest are concerned about upcoming food safety regulations under the Food Safety...

Senators Express Concern over USDA Loan Cuts

  • October 22, 2013

Posted October 22, 2013   Fourteen senators have expressed concern over a cut to USDA’s Marketing Assistance Loan Program, according to...

Growers Linked to Cantaloupe Listeria Outbreak Sue Auditing Firm

  • October 21, 2013

Posted October 21, 2013   The Jensen brothers, growers who are set to plead guilty to federal criminal charged related the...

Utah Asks Court to Dismiss Suit Challenging “Ag-Gag” Law

  • October 21, 2013

Posted October 21, 2013   Attorneys for the state of Utah filed a motion to dismiss, arguing the plaintiffs did not...

North Dakota Farmer Discovers Largest Oil Spill on U.S. Soil

  • October 21, 2013

Posted October 21, 2013   Steve Jensen discovered a 20,000 barrel oil spill on his 1,800 acre wheat farm in Tioga,...

WA Attorney General Sues Group over Food Labeling Initiative

  • October 18, 2013

Posted October 18, 2013   Washington State Attorney General, Bob Ferguson, filed a lawsuit against the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), alleging...

Gray Plant Mooty to Host Webinar Series on Investing In Agriculture

  • October 18, 2013

Posted October 18, 2013 Gray Plant Mooty’s Agribusiness & Food Practice Team will present an Agribusiness Roundtable and Webinar Series: “Investing...

Three Injured in Tractor Crash at Farm’s Fall Festivities

  • October 18, 2013

Posted October 18, 2013   Three people were injured after a tractor rolled into at ditch at a Bedford County, Virginia...

Shutdown Ends, Farm Bill to Move Forward

  • October 17, 2013

Posted October 17, 2013   The government shutdown ended last night after Congress passed a continuing resolution to fund the government...