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Nebraska Bill Would Exempt Ag Repair and Replacement Parts from Sales Tax

  • January 28, 2014

Posted January 28, 2014   A bill introduced in the Nebraska legislature would exempt agricultural repair and replacement parts from Nebraska’s...

Deadly Pig Virus Reported in Canada, Spreads in U.S.

  • January 28, 2014

Posted January 28, 2014   A virus already responsible for killing about one million piglets in the United States has been...

FDA to Revise Nutrition Facts Panel

  • January 28, 2014

Posted January 28, 2014   The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will revise nutrition label standards, according to an article...

House and Senate Negotiators Announce Agreement on Final Farm Bill

  • January 27, 2014

Posted January 27, 2014   This evening, negotiators from the U.S. House and Senate announced a bipartisan agreement on a five-year...

WTO Announces Hearing Date for COOL Dispute

  • January 27, 2014

Posted January 27, 2014   The World Trade Organization (WTO) has announced that a public hearing of the U.S. Country of...

Appeals Court Upholds FCIC’s Denial of Crop Insurance

  • January 27, 2014

Posted January 27, 2014   In Jagers v. Federal Crop Insurance Corporation, No. 12-1342, 2014 WL 114508 (10th Cir. Jan. 14,...

Groups Oppose Changes to Payment Limit Reform in Farm Bill

  • January 27, 2014

Posted January 27, 2014   The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) recently voiced its opposition to changes in the payment limitation...

NALC Resource: Conservation Programs Reading Room

  • January 24, 2014

Posted January 24, 2014   The National Agricultural Law Center offers a wide range of resources, one of which is the...

Supreme Court to Hear Pom Wonderful v. Coca-Cola Labeling Case

  • January 24, 2014

Posted January 24, 2014   The United States Supreme Court has granted cert. in a food labeling case, Pom Wonderful, LLC...

Florida Bill Would Require Genetically Engineered Food Labeling

  • January 24, 2014

Posted January 24, 2014   A bill recently introduced in the Florida legislature would impose labeling requirements for genetically engineered (GE)...

Farm Bill Amendment May Allow Industrial Hemp Production

  • January 24, 2014

Posted January 24, 2014   An amendment to the farm bill may allow for industrial hemp production, according to an article...

EPA Appeals Ruling in West Virginia Clean Water Act Case

  • January 23, 2014

Posted January 23, 2014   The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth...

UDSA Study: American Adults are Choosing Healthier Foods

  • January 23, 2014

Posted January 23, 2014   A new report from the USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) shows that American adults are choosing...

“Mad Cow Disease” Identified in Germany

  • January 23, 2014

Posted January 23, 2014   German officials have identified one case of bovine spongiform encephalitis (BSE), also known as “Mad Cow...

USDA Files PACA Action against Big Bear Storage and Packing

  • January 22, 2014

Posted January 22, 2014   USDA has filed an administrative action under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) against a Florida...

Farmers Voice Concerns over New Food Safety Rules

  • January 22, 2014

Posted January 22, 2014   Farmers are concerned about new FDA regulations under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and the...

Congress Blocks Funding for U.S. Horse Slaughter

  • January 22, 2014

Posted January 22, 2014   In passing the FY 2014 omnibus spending bill, Congress blocked horse slaughter in the United States...

Kansas Corporate Farming Law Will Remain

  • January 21, 2014

Posted January 21, 2014   The effort to repeal the Kansas law limiting corporate farming operations has been dropped for the...

Lawmakers, Advocacy Groups Urge Obama to Act on GMO Food Labeling

  • January 21, 2014

Posted January 21, 2014   Members of Congress and groups representing the organic food industry and consumers recently sent a letter...

Probation Recommended in Deadly Listeria Case

  • January 21, 2014

Posted January 21, 2014   On Friday, the U.S. attorney prosecuting the criminal case against Eric and Ryan Jensen recommended probation...