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A Project of the Agricultural & Food Law Consortium

  • February 13, 2013

On February 8, U.S. Senators Roger Wicker and Thad Cochran issued a letter stating that catfish producers in Mississippi and other states...

Concerns Arise Over Whether Sequestration Will Cause USDA To Furlough Meat Inspectors

  • February 13, 2013

In a February 8 article, Reuters reported on the Obama Administration warning that sequestration cuts currently scheduled for March 1 “may...

Chairwoman Stabenow to Convene Hearing on Weather Disasters, Effects on Agriculture, Economy

  • February 12, 2013

Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, will convene a Committee hearing on...

Study Examines Consumer Demand For Organic Cotton Apparel

  • February 12, 2013

A Washington State University research pilot study examined whether or not consumers are willing to pay extra for organic cotton...

USDA Releases January Inventory Numbers for Cattle

  • February 10, 2013

Recently, the United States Department of Agriculture released the January inventory numbers for cattle. According to the report, “All the cattle...

Attorneys Sought for USDA Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Process

  • January 22, 2013

Farmers Legal Action Group, Inc. (FLAG) and the National Agricultural Law Center (NALC) are assisting in the development of a legal...

Senator Harry Reid Re-Introduces Senate Farm Bill

  • January 22, 2013

On the first day of the 113th Congress, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) reintroduced the version of the Farm Bill the...

Chairman Lucas Affirms Direct Payments Will Remain in Place Under 2008 Farm Bill Extension

  • January 17, 2013

USA Rice Daily reports that House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, Republican of Oklahoma, has affirmed in a written statement that...

February 21: Food Labeling Webinar

  • January 17, 2013

On Thursday, February 21 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 EST, Steptoe & Johnson LLP is sponsoring a complimentary webinar titled FoodLabeling:  What You Can...

Applicants Sought for Center for Agriculture and Food Systems Fellowship

  • January 17, 2013

The Center for Agriculture andFood Systems (CAFS) at the Vermont Law School is inviting eligible candidates to apply for a two-year...

Crop Insurance Payment Payouts Hit All-Time Record, Could Hit $20 Billion

  • January 16, 2013

Reuters reports that federal crop insurance payments to U.S. producers for 2012 have hit a new record.  According to the article, payments...

Attorneys Sought Nationwide To Assist Claimants in USDA Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Process

  • January 15, 2013

Farmers Legal Action Group, Inc. (FLAG) and the National Agricultural Law Center (NALC) are assisting in the development of a legal...

Secretary Vilsack to Remain as USDA Secretary

  • January 15, 2013

Tom Vilsack will remain as USDA Secretary during President Obama’s second term.  According to a Bloomberg article, full text here, it...

February 5, 2013: Center Hosting Producer Workshop in Keiser, Arkansas

  • January 7, 2013

The National Agricultural Law Center will host a producer meeting at the Northeast Research and Extension Center in Keiser, Arkansas on February...

January 31: Center Hosting Producer Meeting at Rohwer Research Station

  • January 7, 2013

The National Agricultural Law Center will host a producer meeting in Rohwer, Arkansas on January 31 to discuss laws and regulations important...

Questions Raised About Pork Contamination

  • December 3, 2012

Consumer Reports, the policy and action arm of Consumers Union, recently tested and analyzed148  pork chop and 50 ground pork samples...

Ag Groups Request Estate Tax Update

  • November 28, 2012

With current tax relief expected to expire the end of this year, agriculture groups have been requesting that the U.S. House...

Attorneys Sought To Assist Claimants in USDA Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Process

  • November 26, 2012

Farmers Legal Action Group, Inc. (FLAG) and the National Agricultural Law Center (NALC) are assisting in the development of a legal...

Ag Law Meeting for Farmers & Others in Clarksdale, MS on Nov. 1: 2012 Farm Bill, Crop Insurance, Ag Leases, Environmental Regulation, & Related Issues

  • October 26, 2012

The National Agricultural Law Center will host a meeting in Clarksdale, Mississippi on November 1 from 10-12, followed by a lunch catered by...

Nov 6: Center Hosting Meeting for Producers in Stuttgart, Arkansas

  • October 12, 2012

The National Agricultural Law Center will host a producer meeting in Stuttgart, Arkansas on November 6. The presentations will begin at 10 a.m....